Ministry of Textiles18-March, 2013 14:24 IST
Kosa and Pochampalli Silk

The Handloom sector, including Kosa & Pochampalli Silk Industries, is facing constraints/problems primarily due to low productivity, stiff competition from powerloom and mill sector, inadequate input supply and marketing facilities as well as insufficien

 

The Handloom sector, including Kosa & Pochampalli Silk Industries, is facing constraints/problems primarily due to low productivity, stiff competition from powerloom and mill sector, inadequate input supply and marketing facilities as well as insufficient credit flow from institutional sources.

 

The Government has taken the following steps for the development of handloom sector including Kosa and Pochampalli Silk Industries:

 

(i)                Pochampalli Silk as well as Kosa Silk products have been registered under the Geographical Indications of the Goods (Registration and Protection Act, 1999) to give legal protection and to prevent unauthorized use of these products by others. For promotion and development of Pochampalli Silk, the Pochampalli Handloom Park has been established with an outlay of Rs.34 crore under the scheme for setting up of Integrated Textile Park.

 

(ii)              Besides, for holistic development of handloom sector and welfare of handloom weavers, the Government of India, during the 11th Five Year Plan and current financial year, 2012-13, has been implementing six plan schemes, which are (1) Integrated Handloom Development Scheme; (2) Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare scheme; (3) Marketing and Export Promotion Scheme; (4) Mill Gate Price Scheme; and (5) Diversified Handloom Development Scheme and (6) Revival, Reform and Restructuring Package.

 

(iii)            In order to prevent dumping of cheap chinese silk fabric the reference price (benchmark) for antidumping duty on imported Chinese silk fabric has been increased with effect from 5.12.2011 as indicated in the table below:-

 

Reference price for the Chinese silk fabric originated in or exported from China PR

 

Major Products

Weight (gms/meter)

Earlier reference price (US $/meter)

Sunset review reference price w.e.f. 5.12.2011 (US$/meter)

Crepe

40

2.1

3.1

 

60

2.8

4.3

 

80

3.7

5.7

Georgette

40

2.2

2.6

 

60

3.0

3.6

Others

40

2.1

3.6

 

50

2.5

4.2

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

   

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