Aug. 10, 2020

After the all India handicrafts and handloom boards, the ministry of textiles has disbanded another advisory body — the All India Powerloom Board.

All India Powerloom Board:

  • The All India Powerloom Board was first constituted as an advisory board in 1981. It was reconstituted for a period of two years in 2013.

  • It had representatives of central and state governments, Powerloom Federation and was headed by the Union minister of textiles.

  • The decision to disband the boards follows an assessment that they failed to impact policy-making and became vehicles of “political patronage”