Ministry of Textiles15-December, 2016 17:42 IST
Subsidies to Powerloom and Handloom Sectors
Government of India has launched various subsidy schemes for powerloom sector such as (i) Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) and In-situ Up-gradation Scheme for Plain Powerlooms for up-gradation of technology; (ii) Group Workshed Scheme for givi

 

Government of India has launched various subsidy schemes for powerloom sector such as (i) Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) and  In-situ Up-gradation Scheme for Plain Powerlooms for up-gradation of technology; (ii) Group Workshed Scheme for giving assistance for constructing workshed for powerloom sector; (iii) Integrated Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development (ISPSD) extending assistance for marketing support in the form of Buyer Seller Meets, Yarn Bank, Common Facility Centres, organizing Seminars/ Workshop to create awareness / educate powerloom workers, etc. As regards Handloom Sector, Government of India is providing subsidy under Yarn Supply scheme throughout the country to make available all types of yarn at Mill Gate Price to the eligible handloom weavers. Under the scheme the freight is reimbursed and depot operating charges @2% is given to depot operating agencies. Further, 10% price subsidy is provided on hank yarn to handloom weavers.

 

The details of the contribution of the Powerloom sector and Handloom sector out of total cloth production of textile sector in the country during the last three years & current period is given below:-

                                                         (Million Square meters)

YEAR

POWERLOOM

HANDLOOM

TOTAL

2013-14

36,790

(57.93%)

7,104

(11.19%)

63,500

2014-15

37,749

(59.44%)

7,203

(11.34%)

63,500

2015-16

36,984

(56.46%)

7,638

(11.66%)

65,505

2016-17

(Up to Oct., 2016)

21,335

(56.53%)

4,724

(12.51%)

37,736

 

 

The above information was given by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

 

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(Release ID :155438)