Ministry of Textiles07-August, 2014 17:20 IST
Condition of Weavers

 

The Government of India is aware that handloom weavers and their cooperative societies are facing hardships due to availability of cheaper imported fabric mainly from China and stiff competition from power loom and mill sector due to high input cost & low productivity etc. besides non-availability of credit from  institutional sources for working capital due to accumulated debts.

To address the accumulated debt issue, the Government of India, in November, 2011, has approved Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) package for waiver of overdue loan (100% principal and 25% of interest) as on 31.3.2010 and to provide recapitalization assistance to eligible apex and primary weavers cooperative societies & individual weavers alongwith  access to subsidized credit with 3% interest subvention, which has been further modified and now loan to handloom cooperatives and individual weavers is given at 6% interest with GoI interest subvention upto  max.7%. The RRR Package has been implemented upto 28.02.2014. The State-wise details of waiver of overdue loan and recapitalization assistance approved under RRR package is given in Annexure-I.

Annexure-I

State-wise details of waiver of overdue loom as on 31.3.2010 & recapitalization assistance approved by State Implementation Monitoring & Review Committee under RRR Package & No. of Apex Weavers cooperative Society, Primary Weavers Cooperative Society, Self Help Group & Individual Weavers.

 

S.N.

Name of the State

Amount of claims approved by SIMRC

(Rs in crore)

Details of beneficiaries

AWCS

PWCS

SHGs

Individual weaver

1

Andhra Pradesh

200.26

1

606

0

9450

2

Assam

46.76

1

1616

475

2533

3

Bihar

5.61

1

123

0

1705

4

Chhattisgarh

12.60

1

154

0

194

5

Delhi

2.02

4

117

0

0

6

Gujarat

8.57

2

199

0

419

7

Haryana

0.36

0

2

0

69

8

Himachal Pradesh

10.66

2

171

26

370

9

J & K 

3.18

2

105

0

112

10

Jharkhand

3.54

0

59

0

369

11

Karnataka

9.37

1

219

2

822

12

Kerala

210.66

1

367

0

1117

13

Madhya Pradesh

2.81

0

68

2

278

14

Maharashtra

8.84

1

507

0

0

15

Manipur

30.80

1

1640

1107

0

16

Meghalaya

0.09

0

0

0

24

17

Mizoram

4.39

1

124

0

51

18

Odisha

128.91

2

430

2539

10884

19

Puducherry

3.52

1

8

0

0

20

Rajasthan

8.11

1

43

11

216

21

Sikkim

0.08

0

1

0

0

22

Tamil Nadu

162.34

1

718

101

520

23

Tripura

1.25

0

18

0

3

24

Uttarakhand

2.58

0

63

2

47

25

Uttar Pradesh

108.94

14

1876

1150

21964

26

West Bengal

126.71

1

554

47

1487

Total

1102.97

39

9788

5462

52939

 

The information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Textiles Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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