Thursday, 5 January 2017

Helpline for Handloom Weavers ‘Bunkar Mitra’ starts functioning


A great mix of technology, youth and tradition: Union Textiles Minister


               A great mix of technology, youth and tradition: Union Textiles Minister

"Bunkar Mitra”, the Government of India’s Helpline for Handloom Weavers, went live today. The helpline was launched by the Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on December 25, 2016 on the occasion of “Good Governance Day”.

Interacting with an official of the call centre housing the helpline agents, the Minister said that the helpline is a great mix of technology, youth and tradition. She told the officials of the Ministry to monitor issues on which maximum complaints are received, so that corrective actions can be taken accordingly. Smt. Irani congratulated the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and appreciated the time-bound manner in which the helpline is designed to addressed to respond to weavers’ queries and grievances.


The helpline provides a single point of contact to handloom weavers across the country for addressing queries and providing guidance.  This helpline can be accessed by dialing the toll free number 1800-208-9988. Weavers can call from anywhere in India, from any number. The service is available from 10.00 A.M to 06.00 P.M, on all 7 days of the week, in seven languages: Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Assamese.
The following services are available through this helpline:
  • Assistance on technical issues.
  • Guidance for:
  • Raw material supply.
  • Availing credit facility.
  • Quality control.
  • Access to marketing linkages.
  • Information about various schemes and procedure to avail benefits.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Javadekar has urged the students to bring economic reforms in the country


Union Human Resource Development Minister,Shri Prakash Javadekar has urged the students to act like a soldier to bring economic reforms in the country.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Why Cashless?’ Transaction in Educational Institute in Dehradun today Shri Prakash Javadekar said the country is heading towards cashless transaction and soon the digital transaction will become a reality. He said the demonetization of 500 and 1000 currency notes will help to curb corruption, fake currency, black money and terrorism. He stated that MHRD has launched financial literacy campaign to create awareness among students for cashless economy.

Union HRD minister appealed the faculty and especially young students to come forward and join the campaign to encourage, create awareness and motivate all people around them to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for transfer of funds. He said the students can join this campaign by getting enrolled through ministry’s website.

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