Ministry of Textiles11-December, 2013 15:40 IST
Development of Handloom Weavers' Groups

      The Government  has been implementing Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) since 2007-08 for holistic and sustainable development of handloom weavers.  The scheme inter-alia has two main components i.e. cluster development programme and group approach project for development of weavers groups. Under the cluster development programme, each cluster of about 300 to 500 handlooms is covered whereas under group approach projects, 10 to 100 weavers are covered. Under the cluster development programme,  financial assistance is provided for margin money, purchase of handloom, dobby, jacquard, corpus fund for yarn depot, engaging designer, setting up common facility centre/dye house, publicity and marketing, construction of worksheds.  Under group approach project, financial assistance is provided for skill up-gradation, margin money, purchase of handloom, dobby, jacquard and accessories and construction of worksheds

    State-wise financial assistance provided by the Government of India during the last three years under cluster development programme and  group approach project is given at

Annexure-I 

         An evaluation study conducted by an independent agency in 2011-12 for Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) has revealed improvement in the skills of weavers, increase in the productivity, increase in average monthly income of weavers, increase in number of working days etc.                                                                     

The Information was given by the the  Minister of  State in the Ministry of Textiles Smt Panabaaka Lakshmi in the Rajya Sabha today.

  

Annexure-I

  

Statement referred to in reply to part (b) of the Rajya Sabha Question No.763 to be answered on 11.12.2013 raised by Shri Y.S. Chowdary, regarding Development of handloom weavers’ groups.

 

State-wise details of financial assistance provided by Government of India during the last three years under the cluster development programme & group approach project of Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme  (IHDS)

Sl. No.

State

Amount released

(2010-11 to 2012-13)

(Rs.in lakh)

1

Andhra Pradesh

1245.35

2

Arunachal Pradesh

783.83

3

Assam

1590.60

4

Bihar

283.23

5

Chhattisgarh

337.12

6

Delhi

16.83

7

Gujarat

24.94

8

Haryana

54.19

9

Himachal Pradesh

327.83

10

Jammu & Kashmir

374.90

11

Jharkhand

1274.35

12

Karnataka

659.94

13

Kerala

694.86

14

Madhya Pradesh

347.58

15

Maharashtra

285.37

16

Manipur

2072.78

17

Meghalaya

893.40

18

Mizoram

329.61

19

Nagaland

2019.84

20

Orissa

1190.49

21

Punjab

15.35

22

Rajasthan

174.44

23

Sikkim

126.59

24

Tamilnadu

2200.53

25

Tripura

760.25

26

Uttar Pradesh

2114.45

27

Uttarakhand

472.84

28

West Bengal

1398.43

 

Total

22069.91

 

DS/SJM

 

 

 


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