Ministry of Textiles18-December, 2014 14:45 IST
Promotion of Chanderi Textile Industry

The Government of India has been implementing following schemes in all over India to promote handloom textile industry including Chanderi –

The Government of India has been implementing following schemes in all over India to promote handloom textile industry including Chanderi –


(i)              National Handloom Development Programme – two components:

· Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) Package for handloom sector

· Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme

· Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme(IHCDS)

(ii)           Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme – two components:

· Health Insurance Scheme for access to health care facilities

· Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar  Bima Yojana for life insurance

(iii)         Yarn Supply Scheme


Under Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme(IHCDS), in Chanderi, handloom cluster for its integrated & holistic development was sanctioned. The cluster covered about 5000 handlooms and was developed with Central share of Rs.2.00 crore.  Chanderi handloom cluster was implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Ahmedabad. In the cluster various interventions like upgradation of existing dye house, setting up common facility centre, design & project development, engagement of designer, exhibitions & buyer seller meets, formation of web portal, skill development & technology up-gradation etc. were implemented.


National Handloom Development programme (NHDP) was introduced in 2013-14, having various components, including consolidation of clusters.   During 2013-14, EDI, Ahmedabad has been sanctioned consolidation of the Chanderi handloom cluster under NHDP. 


Under Handicrafts, Baba Saheb Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY) schemes being implemented by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) sanctioned in favour of Bird Charitable Trust, Guna.  Under this scheme, 436 artisans have been benefitted through programmes such as skill upgradation & training design & technical development and by way of distribution of tool kits. Three Guru Shishya Parampara Training Scheme have also been organised through National Awardee Master craftsman Shri Tulsi Ram Koli at Chanderi.  Similarly, these artisans are also being provided with marketing assistance through Gandhi Shilp Bazars, Craft Bazar, Exhibitions and National Level Melas etc. being organised on regular basis at different locations within the country.


The Government of India has provided  financial assistance  in favour of Government of Madhya Pradesh during the last three years and current year under various schemes is as under:-


Sl. No.

Name of the Scheme

Funds released

(Rs. in crore)


Integrated Handloom Development Scheme



Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme



Revival Reforms & Restructuring Package for the Handloom Sector



Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme (CHDS)






The assistance in the form of subsidy on Yarn to the Madhya Pradesh weavers to the tune of Rs.1.03 crore has also been given.


This 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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