Ministry of Textiles06-March, 2013 15:00 IST
Number of Handloom Cooperatives

As per All India Handloom Census (2009-10), there are 23.77 lakh handlooms (State-wise details on Annexure-A) across the country.   Further, there are 44 Apex and 15926 functional Primary Weavers Cooperative Societies (details on Annexure-B) across the country.

 

 The Government of India has approved Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) Package and Comprehensive Package for handloom sector to provide financial as well as input support to the handloom weavers of the country including the weavers of Andhra Pradesh.    The RRR package aims at waiving the overdue loans and interest of eligible handloom cooperative societies and individual weavers as on 31.3.2010, and provides fresh credit with interest subsidy of 3% for 3 years with credit guarantee to the societies and weavers which are being benefitted under the RRR package.  Loan to handloom sector at the rate of 6% has been announced in the Budget announcement 2013-14

 

The weavers who are not covered under the RRR package,  are given benefit under the Comprehensive package.  The Comprehensive Package intends to provide two critical components viz, subsidized credit and yarn to the individual weavers.  The credit related interventions are (i) issuance of weavers’ credit card; (ii) interest subvention@3% for                        3 years on fresh loans sanctioned; (iii) margin money assistance @ Rs.4200 per handloom weaver and (iv) credit guarantee for 3 years.  For ensuring the availability of subsidized yarn, the government of India is providing 10% price subsidy on domestic silk and cotton hank yarn to handloom weavers. 

 

Annexure-‘A’

 

State-wise total Nos. of Handlooms (As per Census 2009-10)

Sl. No.

State Name

Total Nos of handlooms across the country

1

Andhra Pradesh 

 124,714

2

Arunachal Pradesh

                    27,286

3

Assam

            1,111,577

4

Bihar

                  14,973

5

Chhattisgarh

                  2,471

6

Delhi

                  2,560

7

Gujarat

                      3,900

8

Haryana

                  4,876

9

Himachal Pradesh

                  5,578

10

Jammu and Kashmir

                    7,301

11

Jharkhand

                 2,128

12

Karanataka

                 40,488

13

Kerala

               13,097

14

Madhya Pradesh

                  3,604

15

Maharashtra

                  4,511

16

Manipur

              190,634

17

Meghalya

                     8,967

18

Mizoram

                24,136

19

Nagaland

               47,688

20

Orissa

                   43,652

21

Pondicherry

                    1,771

22

Punjab

                       261

23

Rajasthan

                    5,403

24

Sikkim

                           345

25

Tamil Nadu

              154,509

26

Tripura

               139,011

27

Uttar Pradesh

                80,295

28

Uttarakhand

                   3,766

29

West Bengal

                  307,829

Total

          2,377,331

 

 


 

Annexure-‘B’

 

State-wise Status of  functional Apex and PWCS as  on 25.02.13.

Sl. No.

State Name

Functional Apex

Functional Primary Weavers Coop. Societies

1

Andhra Pradesh

                1

1266

2

Arunachal Pradesh

 -

-

3

Assam

                 1

1896

4

Bihar

                5

1089

5

Chhattisgarh

                1

158

6

Delhi

               -  

105

7

Gujarat

                2

340

8

Haryana

    -  

318

9

Himachal Pradesh

1

372

10

Jammu and Kashmir

2

226

11

Jharkhand

  1

157

12

Karanataka

                3

532

13

Kerala

      1

430

14

Madhya Pradesh

-  

201

15

Maharashtra

     4

665

16

Manipur

        1

2090

17

Meghalya

 

 

18

Mizoram

   1

173

19

Nagaland

 

 

20

Orissa

 1

516

21

Pondicherry

 

 

22

Punjab

     1

11

23

Rajasthan

    1

215

24

Sikkim

 -

1

25

Tamil Nadu

            1

1034

26

Tripura

 

 

27

Uttar Pradesh

   14

1806

28

Uttarakhand

        -  

118

29

West Bengal

     1

2207

Total

    43

               15,926

No figures available for Meghalaya, Nagaland, Pudducherry, Tripura States

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

 

             

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