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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
03-September-2012 15:34 IST
Identity Cards to Weavers

 

 

                Conducting census for assessment of number of handloom weavers is generally done after a gap of about 15 years.  Such an exercise has been done in the year 2009-10. The number of handloom weavers in the country as per Handloom Census of India (2009-10) is 43.31 lakh, of which adult weavers are 38.46 Lakh.

                The number of adult male and female weavers in the country is 38.46 lakh and 31.12 lakh identity cards prepared and distributed to concerned States except Assam. The State-wise details is given in Annexure-1.

 

No complaint has been received  so far about distribution of fake identity cards under the Third Handloom Census.

                The State-wise number of cooperative societies/organisations functioning in the country and incentives/concessions under the financial package for loan waivers  is given in Annexure-II.

 

Under the MEP Scheme, assistance is provided to State Governments/State Handloom organisations/Agencies  towardsorganisation of marketing events, setting up of Urban haatsetc.The Handloom Export component of the Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme provides assistance for implementation of export projects and participation in international fairs and exhibitions.  The statement  showing the number of societies / organisations  to which financial assistance is given  for the last 3 years is  given in Annexure III.

                From time to time, representations have been received from cooperative institutions and other organizations of handloom weavers which are suitably replied and suitable action taken, accordingly. 

                In order to ensure proper utilization of funds by the States, a monitoring system has  been put in place.   A review of the progress of physical and financial targets in respect of the schemes is being done during the meetings of the Senior Officers of the Ministry by the Secretary (Textiles). Quarterly Review Meetings are also being held with Commissioners/Directors (in charge of Handlooms and Textiles) of all State Governments.  Senior officers of the Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms) review the progress of the schemes during their visits to the States. Evaluation of the schemes has also been done by independent third party agencies.  The State Governments are required to furnish proper utilization certificates when due, for funds already released in a scheme, before the release of next installment under that scheme.

 

Annexure-I

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (b) OF THE

LOK  SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3583 FOR 3.9.2012

States

Total Adult Workers

No of ID Cards Distributed

Male

Female

Total

Andhra Pradesh

149,896

156,569

306,465

268,940

Arunachal Pradesh

291

29,275

29,566

14,794

Assam

15,411

1,468,453

1,483,864

12,74,310

Bihar

14,997

22,728

37,725

31,738

Chhattisgarh

2,673

2,218

4,891

4,356

Delhi

1,541

976

2,517

2,285

Gujarat

4,443

5,053

9,496

8,147

Haryana

6,239

1,625

7,864

7,591

Himachal Pradesh

2,424

5,306

7,730

6,214

Jammu & Kashmir

5,776

14,973

20,749

13,207

Jharkhand

10,360

8,081

18,441

16,476

Karnataka

35,377

41,472

76,849

69,302

Kerala

3,732

10,786

14,518

14,471

Madhya Pradesh

5,985

7,196

13,181

11,347

Maharashtra

1,850

1,483

3,333

2,191

Manipur

1,577

202,742

204,319

 

Meghalaya

97

12,828

12,925

11,798

Mizoram

1,935

39,254

41,189

26,287

Nagaland

7,881

57,422

65,303

54,119

Orissa

51,154

52,004

103,158

92,244

Puducherry

1,122

1,584

2,706

2,578

Punjab

1,551

967

2,518

2,396

Rajasthan

5,745

24,357

30,102

22,783

Sikkim

16

535

551

291

Tamil Nadu

149,373

169,139

318,512

3,15,218

Tripura

1,573

130,169

131,742

95,534

Uttar Pradesh

109,340

107,675

217,015

169,610

Uttarakhand

6,415

8,185

14,600

12,875

West Bengal

249,699

415,307

665,006

594,721

All India

848,473

2,998,362

3,846,835

31,12,912

 

Annexure-II

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (e) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3583 FOR 3.9.2012

State-wise Estimated Overdue  Loan Waiver and Number of Beneficiaries


S. No.

Name of State

Overdue amount (Rs. crore)

No of Societies

1

Andhra Pradesh

506.64

1420

2

Assam

72.93

2775

3

Uttar Pradesh

499.38

3860

4

Tamil Nadu

548.35

1224

5

Kerala

557.16

758

6

Orissa

320.69

720

7

Meghalaya

2.56

0

8

Arunachal Pradesh

2.09

0

9

Chhattisgarh

34.7

270

10

Karnataka

41.73

658

11

Madhya Pradesh

66.91

531

12

West Bengal

420.66

0

13

Himachal Pradesh

2.03

193

14

Maharashtra

128.35

120

15

Bihar

20.88

1089

16

Tripura

17.92

9

17

Mizoram

1.76

162

18

 

Other States

 

276.24

 

1528

 

 

Total

3520.98*

15317

 * Includes individual weavers also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-III

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (e) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3583 FOR 3.9.2012

Sl.

No.

Name of State

Details of releases  made during 2008-09 to  2011-12  under

Marketing Export Promotion Scheme  Plan Scheme  (Rs. In Crore)                                                                     

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

 

Andhra  Pradesh

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Amt. released

No. of cooperatives/

organisations

Amt. released

No. of cooperatives/

organisations

Amt. released

No. of cooperatives/

organisations

2.10

3

2.04

4

3.26

2

2.

Arunachal  Pradesh

0.00

1

1.75

1

0.38

1

3

Assam

4.11

3

5.73

3

4.60

4

4.

Bihar

0.05

1

0.04

1

0.39

1

5.

Chhattisgarh

0.37

1

1.12

1

2.07

2

6.

Delhi

0.61

7

0.16

8

0.09

8

8.

Gujarat

0.76

1

0.27

1

0.89

2

9

Haryana

0.28

3

0.33

2

0.15

1

10

Himachal Pradesh

0.51

1

0.61

2

0.58

2

11.

J&K

0.00

-

0.28

1

0.35

1

12

Jharkhand

0.02

1

0.18

1

0.00

-

13

Karnataka

1.20

2

1.37

1

1.86

2

14

Kerala

0.00

-

0.00`

-

0.21

1

15.

Madhya Pradesh

0.68

3

0.93

4

0.74

3

16.

Maharashtra

1.37

2

0.99

2

1.84

3

17

Manipur

0.47

7

1.64

4

1.72

1

18.

Meghalaya

0.89

1

0.42

1

0.58

2

19

Mizoram

0.00

-

0.05

1

0.14

1

20

Nagaland

3.73

3

2.33

3

2.37

3

21

Orissa

0.74

3

1.09

4

0.59

3

24

Rajasthan

0.73

2

0.38

2

0.11

1

25

Sikkim

0.04

1

0.13

1

0.52

1

26

Tamil Nadu

0.80

2

1.44

2

1.70

2

27

Tripura

0.36

2

0.44

3

1.10

2

28

Uttar Pradesh

1.73

10

2.09

3

2.49

4

29

Uttrakhand

0.45

1

0.43

1

0.38

1

30

West Bengal

0.60

3

1.80

2

0.46

1

31

NHDC

2.21

1

2.94

1

5.50

1

32

ACASH

2.90

1

3.77

1

6.50

1

33

Textiles Committee

6.75

1

6.75

1

--

1

34

HEPC

2.13

1

2.75

1

2.17

1

35.

HHEC

0.36

1

0.66

1

0.61

1

36

CCIC

0.56

1

-

-

0.10

1

37

COHANDS

-

1

1.02

1

0.44

1

38.

NEHHDC

-

 

0.10

 

0.12

 

39.

AIHFMCS

0.05

1

--

-

--

-

40

HSCL

9.88

1

12.00

1

7.60

1

41

NDMC

0.12

1

-

-

-

-

 

Total

47.56

74

58.83

66

52.61

63

 

NHDC: National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd.

ACASH: Association of Corporations and Apex Societies of Handlooms.

HEPC: Handloom Export Promotion Council

HHEC: Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India Ltd.

CCIC: Central Cottage Industries Corporation

COHANDS:  Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations

NEHHDC: North Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation

AIHFMCS: All India Handloom Fabrics Marketing Cooperative Society.

HSCL: Hindustan Steel Works Construction Ltd.

 

 

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.

 

DS/GK