Ministry of Textiles22-April, 2013 15:29 IST
Disbursement of Loan Waiver Amount

For implementation of Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) package, NABARD, the implementing agency, by special audit, has assessed an amount of Rs

 

For implementation of Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) package, NABARD, the implementing agency, by special audit, has assessed an amount of Rs. 519.22 crore towards loan waiver and recapitalization of eligible cooperatives/individual weavers as on 31.03.13.  Against this, State Governments have submitted claims of Rs. 514.82 crore to NABARD  which in turn has issued sanction of Rs 449.74 crore while retaining Rs 64.67 crore (20% of GoI share) to be released once State Governments carry out legal & institutional reforms. NABARD has so far released Rs 386.37 crore.   The state-wise release of fund by NABARD is given at Annexure-I.

 

At present, the various schemes for development of handloom sectors are being implemented through State Governments and other eligible implementing agencies. Under Mill Gate Price Scheme, the 10% price subsidy on hank yarn is provided directly to handloom weavers.

 

The Government has not constituted Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare committee. However, the Government has constituted Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) under Health Insurance Scheme in each State, where number of weavers enrolled are 5000 or more.

 

The number of handloom weavers and allied workers in the country have declined from 65.51 lakh, as per handloom census of 1995-96, to 43.32 lakh, as per handloom census of 2009-20. The state-wise detail of handloom weavers is given at Annexure-II. However, the decline in number of handloom has not  resulted in reduction of handloom cloth production except Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, no State Government has reported suicide by weavers.  147 weavers in Andhra Pradesh and one weaver in Orissa have committed suicide during last 3 years. 

 

As per handloom census 2009-10, there are 27,85,227 number of handloom units in the country. There is no report that a large number of handloom units are facing threat of closure. However, the Government of India is aware of the fact that handloom sector is facing many constraints/problems throughout the country such as low productivity, stiff competition from powerloom and mill sector, inadequate inputs supply and marketing facilities/channels as well as insufficient credit flow from institutional sources.

 

For holistic development of handloom sector and welfare of handloom weavers, the Government of India, during the 11th Five Year Plan and the current financial year, wherein financial support alongwith other benefits are being provided, has been implementing 5schemes which are (i) Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme, (ii) Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, (iii) Marketing and Export Promotion Scheme, (iv) Diversified Handloom Development Scheme, (v) Mill Gate Price Scheme. 

 

In addition, 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. 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.

 

On the other hand, the Comprehensive Package for handloom sector is for addressing the two critical needs of the handloom sector, viz. subsidized credit and yarn.  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. 

 

Further, Finance Minister in his budget speech for 2013-14, has announced loan to handloom sector at 6% interest rate.

                                     


 

 

  Annexure-I

 

 

State-wise amount approved by SIMRC & Fund sanctioned and released by NABARD under RRR package                                                                                                                 Rs. in crore

S. No.

State

Loan amount vetted by SIMRC upto 31.03.2013 in respect of AWCS/ PWCS/ individual

Total amount sanctioned (societies Apex, PWCs & + individuals)

 Amount Released  (societies Apex, PWCs & + individuals)

1

2

3

4

5

1

Andhra Pradesh

148.27

128.58

114.62

2

Assam

38.71

32.18

7.00

3

Bihar

2.84

2.84

2.83

4

Chhattisgarh

3.42

3.2

2.12

5

Delhi

0.62

0.521

0.52

6

Gujarat

4.93

4.95

4

7

Haryana

0.36

0.346

0.026

8

Himachal Pradesh

7.16

6.74

5.75

9

J & K  *

0

0

0

10

Jharkhand

2.89

2.56

2.56

11

Karnataka

5.68

5

5.01

12

Kerala

29.9

25.437

25.43

13

Madhya Pradesh

1.33

1.2

0.47

14

Maharashtra

0

0

0

15

Manipur

3.46

3.4

3.4

16

Meghalaya

0.09

0.089

0

17

Mizoram

2.43

2.1

0

18

Odisha

43.32

41.12

41.73

19

Punjab *

0.26

0

0

20

Rajasthan

1.32

1.138

1.14

21

Sikkim

0.08

0.068

0.068

22

Tamil Nadu

97.93

83.7

82.73

23

Uttarakhand

0.29

0.263

0.26

24

Uttar Pradesh

66.2

58.11

50.70

25

West Bengal

53.33

46.2

36.01

 

Total

514.82

449.742

386.374

 


Annexure-II

 

S.N.

Names of State(s)

No of Weavers and Allied workers (1995-96)

No. of  Weavers  and Allied workers (2009-10)

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

 

1

Andhra Pradesh

490616

355838

 

2

Arunachal Pradesh

53473

33041

 

3

Assam

2,322268

1643453

 

4

Bihar

167707

43392

 

5

Chhattisgarh

 

8191

 

6

Delhi

6708

2738

 

7

Gujarat

57936

11009

 

8

Goa

25

0

 

9

Haryana

22810

7967

 

10

Himachal Pradesh

65099

13458

 

11

Jammu & Kashmir

51847

33209

 

12

Jharkhand

 

21160

 

13

Karnataka

177562

89256

 

14

Kerala

63153

14679

 

15

Madhya Pradesh

56106

14761

 

16

Maharashtra

80901

3418

 

17

Manipur

462087

218753

 

18

Meghalaya

 

13612

 

19

Mizoram

 

43528

 

20

Nagaland

126228

66490

 

21

Orissa

246782

114106

 

22

Puducherry

7369

2803

 

23

Punjab

13160

2636

 

24

Rajasthan

71915

31958

 

25

Sikkim

 

568

 

26

Tamilnadu

607675

352321

 

27

Tripura

291761

137177

 

28

Uttar Pradesh

420684

257783

 

29

Uttarakhand

 

15468

 

30

West Bengal

686254

779103

 

 

ALL INDIA

6550126

4331876

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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