Ministry of Textiles22-April, 2013 15:33 IST
Weavers Service Centres

Presently, 25 Weavers Service Centres (WSCs) are functioning across the country. These WSCs have been set up much before the 11th plan. In the 12th five year plan three new WSC have been approved for the States of Mizoram, Nagaland and Jharkhand with an estimated expenditure of Rs 3135 Lakh. The budgetary allocation would be made on year to year basis depending upon the requirement.

The State Government of Himachal Pradesh has requested to set up a separate WSC for the State. Currently WSC Delhi is looking after the State of Himachal Pradesh. As on date there is no proposal to set up a separate WSC for Himachal Pradesh.

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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