Ministry of Textiles04-March, 2013 17:11 IST
Integrated Handloom Development Scheme
The effectiveness of both the schemes i

 

The effectiveness of both the schemes i.e. Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) and Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme (M&EPS) has been evaluated by independent agencies, which revealed positive impact on the development of handloom sector. The evaluation report in respect of IHDS has observed increased productivity, earnings and number of working days in a year etc. Similarly, evaluation report of M&EPS has revealed increased publicity of handloom products, supported sales of handloom products in domestic and international markets and provided platform to handloom weavers eliminating middlemen etc. Both the reports have recommended continuation of these schemes, with or without modifications in the XII Plan. Suggestions for modifications in the schemes, wherever applicable and subject to availability of funds have been incorporated for their implementation in XII Plan.

 

        The main objectives of IHDS are to focus on formation of handloom weavers’ groups in selected handloom clusters, to up-grade skills of weavers to produce diversified products with improved quality, to provide suitable workplace to improve productivity, to provide any other need based inputs specific to each cluster/group for becoming self- sustainable etc.

 

During XI Plan, 610 clusters have been sanctioned in the country, covering about 2.84 lakh weavers. A statement showing State-wise number of beneficiaries covered is at Annexure-I.

 

Under the IHDS, an amount of Rs.213.54 crore has been released in XI Plan for the development of handloom clusters. 

 

25 Weavers’ Service Centres (WSCs), including one at Indore in Madhya Pradesh have been set up till XI Plan. In the Budget 2012-13, Hon’ble Finance Minister has announced for setting up of 3 new Weavers’ Service Centres, one each in Mizoram, Nagaland and Jharkhand.

 

 

 


 

Annexure - I

Reply referred to in respect of Part (c) of LokSabhaUnstarred Question No. 1132 for answer on 04.03.2013 regarding Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme

 

State-wise number of clusters sanctioned and beneficiary covered under Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS)  during 2007-08 to 2011-12

 

S. No.

State

Number of clusters sanctioned

Number of beneficiaries covered

1

Andhra Pradesh

53

22704

2

Bihar

15

6067

3

Chhattisgarh

10

4146

4

Delhi

1

460

5

Gujarat

9

4245

6

Haryana

1

332

7

Himachal Pradesh

7

5361

8

Jammu & Kashmir

10

3470

9

Jharkhand

35

14291

10

Karnataka

23

21711

11

Kerala

24

9376

12

Madhya Pradesh

17

10414

13

Maharashtra

7

2515

14

Orissa

36

12057

15

Punjab

0

0

16

Rajasthan

6

3716

17

Tamilnadu

49

22676

18

Uttar Pradesh

50

25004

19

Uttarakhand

9

5040

20

West Bengal

39

16718

 

Sub-total (A)

401

190303

21

Arunachal Pradesh

22

14800

22

Assam

51

16224

23

Manipur

66

31265

24

Meghalaya

9

4247

25

Mizzoram

2

696

26

Nagaland

34

16300

27

Sikkim

0

0

28

Tripura

25

10792

 

Sub-total (B)

209

94324

 Total (A) + (B)

610

284627

This information was given by the Minister of Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

   

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