Ministry of Textiles10-February, 2014 17:49 IST
Identity Cards to Handloom/Handicraft Workers


State-wise number of artisans, as per 1995-96 census is as per Annexure-I.  However based on enumeration undertaken till now, the number of handicrafts artisans in the country during 2011-12 is estimated to be 68.86 lakhs. The number of handloom weavers as per All India Handloom Census (2009-10), State-wise, is as per Annexure-II.The Government is implementing the Schemes of Human Resource Development and Design and Technology Upgradation under which Handicraft artisans are being provided training. For handloom weavers training is provided under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), now comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme (CHDS) and Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS).


     Two societies viz., M/s UjalaHathkargha Silk Coop. Society Ltd., Mau, and M/s Raj Kargha Silk Coop. Society Ltd., Azamgarh and one person ShriShakil Ahmad s/o ShriMohd.Yasin from Mirzapur  were black listed in September, 2013 for two years, for using fake identity cards for participation in DilliHaat, INA, New Delhi.      


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