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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
03-September-2012 15:32 IST
Traditional Handloom Clusters
During XI Plan, based on the recommendation of State Government concerned and availability of funds, the Government of India has sanctioned 610 Clusters and 2248 Group Approach Projects under Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) to various St

 

  During XI Plan, based on the recommendation of State Government concerned and availability of funds, the Government of India has sanctioned 610 Clusters and 2248 Group Approach Projects under Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) to various States, including Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In addition, 20 clusters each having about 5000 handlooms in different States, including 3 Clusters in Tamil Nadu, 4 clusters in Uttar Pradesh and 1 Cluster in Bihar have been sanctioned. Further, 4 mega handloom clusters have been sanctioned for Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sivasagar (Assam), Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) and Murshidabad (West Bengal).  Approximately 5.50 lakh weavers are dependent on these clusters.

 

Ministry of Textiles is providing need based inputs to weavers in these Clusters for making them self sustainable by providing them financial assistance for margin money, new looms and accessories, skill up-gradation, design development, Corpus Fund for Yarn supply, Setting up of Common Facility Centre/Dye House, construction of Worksheds. A statement showing State-wise number of Clusters, Group Approach Projects sanctioned and financial assistance released during the last three years is annexed.

 

 

Statement referred to in reply to part (b) of the LokSabhaUnstarred Question No. 3673 for answer on 03.09.2012 regarding Traditional Handloom Clusters

 

Statement showing State-wise number of clusters,  Group Approach Projects  sanctioned and financial assistance released during last 3 years

Sl.

No.

State

Clusters having 5000 handlooms per cluster

Clusters having atleast 25,000 handlooms per Cluster

Clusters having 300-500 handlooms per cluster

Group Approach projects

Approximate number of weavers dependent on these clusters

Financial assistance released during the last three years

(Rs. In lakh)

1

Andhra Pradesh

2

1

53

352

37957

1642.48

2

Bihar

1

-

15

6

11267

341.18

3

Chhattisgarh

-

-

10

30

4810

337.12

4

Delhi

-

-

1

0

460

33.19

5

Gujarat

-

-

9

0

4245

24.94

6

Haryana

-

-

1

22

772

97.47

7

Himachal Pradesh

1

-

7

57

11266

499.87

8

Jammu & Kashmir

-

-

10

17

3875

323.15

9

Jharkhand

-

-

35

90

16081

1672.33

10

Karnataka

1

-

23

18

27816

648.35

11

Kerala

1

-

24

21

15389

704.35

12

Madhya Pradesh

1

-

17

7

15554

477.52

13

Maharashtra

-

-

7

54

3679

285.37

14

Odisha

2

-

36

92

24561

1591.63

15

Punjab

-

-

0

4

80

15.35

16

Rajasthan

-

-

6

16

4615

189.39

17

Tamil Nadu

3

1

49

271

78204

4282.52

18

Uttar Pradesh

4

1

50

334

77077

3937.77

19

Uttarakhand

-

-

9

44

6136

415.77

20

West Bengal

2

-

39

65

56860

1779.75

 

Total

18

-

401

1500

400704

19299.50

 

NER

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Arunachal Prd.

-

-

22

62

16590

802.32

2

Assam

1

1

51

95

48106

1831.78

3

Manipur

1

-

66

347

40810

2132.08

4

Meghalaya

-

-

9

55

8444

1148.78

5

Mizoram

-

-

2

36

1883

347.41

6

Nagaland

-

-

34

44

20100

2458.43

7

Sikkim

-

-

0

50

1030

114.36

8

Tripura

-

-

25

59

11957

845.18

 

Total

2

-

209

748

148920

9680.34

 

Grand Total

20

4

610

2248

549624

28979.84

 

This information was given by Smt. Panabakka Lakshmi, , Minister of State for Textiles,  in a written reply  to a question in the Lok   Sabha today.

 

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