Ministry of Textiles12-August, 2013 16:16 IST
Schemes for Handloom Weavers

 

 

         Up-gradation of handlooms is ongoing process and Integrated Handloom Development Scheme provides need based inputs to clusters of 300 – 500 handlooms and Groups of 10 –100 weavers by providing them financial assistance for new looms, dobbies, jacquards, accessories etc under basic input component. The scheme is applicable throughout the country, including rural areas. Further, financial assistance is also provided for up-gradation of looms and accessories etc. under Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme. State-wise financial assistance released for up-gradation of handlooms, including State of Andhra Pradesh is given at Annexure-I.

 

         The Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) implemented by the Ministry of Textiles facilitates the modernization and up-gradation of the textiles industry, including handloom by providing credit at reduced rates to the entrepreneurs both in the organized and the unorganized sector. Thrust areas of the scheme are modernization of spinning, weaving, processing, technical textiles and garmenting segments, which have great potential for employment generation as well as value addition and are not specific to any State/area.

 

         The Government of India is implementing following schemes for development of handlooms and welfare of weavers and providing need based interventions for holistic and sustainable development of the handloom sector and to improve the condition of the weavers:-

 

(i)                            Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS)  provides need based inputs to clusters of 300 – 500 handlooms, Groups of 10 – 100 weavers for making them self sustainable by providing them financial assistance for margin money, new looms, dobbies, jacquards, accessories, skill up-gradation, construction of worksheds etc. 

(ii)                          Marketing and Export Promotion Scheme (MEPS) provides platform to the weavers and their organizations to participate in the domestic as well as international trade events and sell their products directly to the buyers. 

(iii)            Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS): This comprises of two separate sub-schemes viz. the Health Insurance Scheme (HIS) for providing Health Insurance to the Handloom weavers and Mahatma Gandhi BunkarBimaYojana (MGBBY) for providing Life Insurance Cover in case of natural/ accidental death, total/partial disability due to accident. 

(iv)            Mill Gate Price Scheme (MGPS): This scheme makes available all types of yarn at Mill Gate Price to the eligible handloom agencies and the transport and depot operating expenses are being borne by the Government of India. Further, to provide the subsidized yarn to handloom weavers in order to compete with powerloom and mill sector, a new component of 10% price subsidy on cotton hank yarn and domestic silk yarn has been incorporated in the Mill Gate Price Scheme w.e.f. 6.1.2012.

(v)                          Diversified Handloom Development Scheme (DHDS): This scheme provides assistance for technological  and skill up-gradation of weavers for design and product development through 25 Weavers’ Service Centres and 05 Indian Institutes of Handloom Technology all over the country to improve the productivity and earnings of the handloom weavers.

(vi)            Revival Reform and Restructuring Package (RRR): In order to open the choked credit lines to enable access to fresh credit for handloom sector, GoI has approved RRR package for waiver of overdue loan as on 31/03/2010 for eligible apex and primary weaver cooperative societies and individual weavers.  The Government has also approved weaver credit card under institutional credit component,  providing margin money assistance @ Rs. 4200/- per weaver, 3% interest subvention for three years and credit guarantee for 3 years by Credit Guarantee Trust Fund for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

 

         Under IHDS & MEPS, State-wise financial allocations are not made and funds are released to the State Governments/implementing agencies, based on the viable proposals submitted by them. State-wise funds released and utilized under IHDS & MEPS during the last three years is given at Annexure-II. While under MGPS, DHDS, HWCWS and RRR Package, the funds are released to the implementing agencies like National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC), NABARD, ICICI Lombard, LIC etc. and not to the States.

 

         For effective implementation, the schemes are reviewed/monitored by the officers of the State Governments and Central Government through periodic reviews and field visits.

 

         In order to provide loans at concessional rate to handloom weavers,the Government of India has approved institutional credit componentunder IHDS on 18th December,2011 wherein the Government of India is providing margin money assistance @ Rs.4200/- per weaver; interest subvention @ 3% p.a. for 3 years from the date of the first disbursal and Credit Guarantee through Credit Guarantee Trust for Small Enterprises (CGTMSE).  Further, Finance Minister has announced loan to handloom sector at 6% interest rate in the budget of 2013-14.

 

         The Government of India has approved RRR package for waiver of overdue loan as on 31/03/2010 for eligible apex and primary weaver cooperative societies and individual weavers wherein 100% principal and 25% interest is borne by the GoI and remaining 75% interest is borne by the Banks. The state-wise details of number of handloom weavers and co-operatives benefitted under RRR package is given at Annexure-III.

 

         No such report of irregularities/misuse of funds has been received from the State Governments.

 

         The schemes implemented during 11th Plan have been evaluated through independent agencies and recommended for their continuation with modifications in XII Plan. These  recommendations/observations have been incorporated in the schemes for  implementation in the 12th Plan. 

        

Annexure – I

Statement referred to in reply to parts (a) of the LokSabhaUnstarred Question No.931 to be answered on 12.8.2013 raised by ShriJagdishThakor, Dr. Nilesh N. Rane and ShriLaljiTandon, Members of Parliament regarding Schemes for Handloom Weavers.

State-wise funds released under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS) and Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) for up-gradation of Handlooms

Sl. No.

State

Funds released for up-gradation of Handlooms

(Rs. in lakh)

New Looms

Dobby

Jacquard

Accessories

Total

1

Andhra Pradesh

135.44

55.80

74.43

64.21

329.87

2

Bihar

25.37

7.63

6.97

9.28

49.25

3

Chhattisgarh

29.94

5.11

5.94

33.55

74.54

4

Delhi

2.24

1.68

1.68

8.26

13.86

5

Gujarat

7.00

2.40

3.30

27.55

40.25

6

Haryana

9.10

2.14

0.00

9.17

20.41

7

Himachal Pradesh

47.90

0.00

0.00

24.17

72.07

8

Jammu & Kashmir

57.49

0.22

1.92

100.33

159.95

9

Jharkhand

198.90

48.74

41.58

400.77

689.98

10

Karnataka

78.08

24.49

29.29

193.19

325.06

11

Kerala

26.87

8.13

10.64

115.05

160.69

12

Madhya Pradesh

7.25

5.79

2.60

60.30

75.94

13

Maharashtra

0.90

0.00

0.00

34.22

35.12

14

Orissa

48.55

23.31

7.49

40.53

119.88

15

Punjab

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

16

Rajasthan

26.51

6.03

2.55

8.83

43.91

17

Tamilnadu

113.16

17.47

244.62

1695.91

2071.16

18

Uttar Pradesh

195.43

5.24

46.78

103.78

351.23

19

Uttarakhand

38.67

4.00

10.29

31.79

84.75

20

West Bengal

71.38

26.53

55.16

59.63

212.70

 

Total (A)

1120.18

244.71

545.22

3000.51

4910.61

 

NER

 

 

 

 

 

1

Arunachal Pradesh

62.94

0.00

4.91

16.54

84.38

2

Assam

128.60

2.88

104.14

79.60

315.22

3

Manipur

74.22

25.86

35.87

59.96

195.91

4

Meghalya

66.29

11.75

11.29

5.76

95.09

5

Mizoram

39.39

0.14

0.00

12.63

52.16

6

Nagaland

347.31

0.00

8.83

77.40

433.54

7

Sikkim

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

8

Tripura

42.44

10.66

2.40

22.65

78.14

 

Total (B)

761.18

51.29

167.43

274.53

1254.43

 

Grand Total (A)+ (B)

1881.36

295.99

712.65

3275.04

6165.04

 

 

Annexure-II

Statement referred to in reply to parts (c) & (d) of the LokSabhaUnstarred Question No.931 to be answered on 12.8.2013 raised by ShriJagdishThakor, Dr. Nilesh N. Rane and ShriLaljiTandon, Members of Parliament  regarding Schemes for Handloom Weavers.

State-wise funds released and utilized under Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme and Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS) during last three years and current year{2010-11 to 2013-14 (upto 31st July 2013)}

(Rs. in crore)

Sl. No.

Name of States

Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme

Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme

 

 

Funds released

Fund Utilised

Funds released

Fund Utilised

1

Andhra Pradesh

6.37

4.71

32.68

21.69

2

Arunachal Pradesh

2.13

2.13

7.84

6.59

3

Assam

15.22

14.85

33.04

22.09

4

Bihar

0.90

0.64

2.83

0

5

Chattisgarh

5.11

4.16

4.36

1.78

6

Delhi

0.31

0.31

3.48

3.32

7

Gujarat

4.29

3.64

4.11

4.11

8

Haryana

0.53

0.39

0.54

0

9

Himachal Pradesh

1.67

1.57

7.75

6.26

10

Jammu & Kashmir

0.95

0.56

3.75

1.27

11

Jharkhand

0.18

0.05

13.48

6.17

12

Karnataka

4.31

3.74

8.08

5.06

13

Kerala

0.40

0.02

13.45

8.41

14

Madhya Pradesh

2.54

2.24

9.83

7.97

15

Maharasthra

5.23

4.48

6.37

4.32

16

Manipur

4.98

3.71

31.75

24.31

17

Meghalaya

1.13

1.13

9.91

8.07

18

Mizoram

0.19

0.16

3.30

0.55

19

Nagaland

7.12

6.67

31.84

30.13

20

Orissa

1.91

1.50

30.43

21.99

22

Punjab

0.00

0.00

0.15

0

23

Rajasthan

1.09

0.71

2.22

1.34

24

Sikkim

1.61

1.33

1.27

1.14

25

Tamilnadu

3.47

3.28

139.00

111.89

26

Tripura

2.28

2.28

7.83

3.99

27

Uttar Pradesh

6.81

6.20

42.11

34.00

28

Uttrakhand

1.30

0.85

4.73

1.63

29

West Bengal

3.37

2.86

27.73

20.05

 

Total:

85.40

74.17

483.86

358.13

 

 

Annexure – III

Statement referred to in reply to parts (c) & (d) of the LokSabhaUnstarred Question No.931 to be answered on 12.8.2013 raised by ShriJagdishThakor, Dr. Nilesh N. Rane and ShriLaljiTandon, Members of Parliament  regarding Schemes for Handloom Weavers.

State-wise of number of handloom weavers and co-operatives benefitted under Revival, Reform and Re-structuring (RRR)Package

Sl. No

State

Co-operative societies benefitted

Individual Weavers & SHGs benefitted

Loan amount approved  in respect of Apex/ PWCS/ individual weavers &  SHGs

(Rs.in crore)

 

 

Apex

Primary

individual weavers

SHGs

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

1

Andhra Pradesh

1

322

7792

0

148.27

2

Assam

1

942

2533

475

38.71

3

Bihar

0

0

1607

0

2.84

4

Chhattisgarh

1

140

138

0

3.42

5

Delhi

0

61

0

0

0.62

6

Gujarat

2

172

419

0

4.93

7

Haryana

0

2

69

0

0.36

8

Himachal Pradesh

1

71

370

26

7.16

9

Jammu & Kashmir

1

 

0

0

0

10

Jharkhand

0

27

369

0

2.89

11

Karnataka

1

142

603

2

5.68

12

Kerala

0

126

1114

0

29.9

13

Madhya Pradesh

0

28

210

2

1.33

14

Maharshtra

0

1

0

0

0

15

Manipur

1

0

507

1107

3.46

16

Meghalaya

0

0

24

0

0.09

16

Mizoram

1

69

51

0

2.43

17

Odisha

1

57

10740

2535

43.32

18

Punjab

1

0

4

0.26

19

Rajasthan

0

24

216

11

1.32

20

Sikkim

0

1

0

0

0.08

21

Tamil Nadu

1

590

520

101

97.93

22

Uttarakhand

0

1

47

2

0.29

23

Uttar Pradesh

12

1004

21620

1150

66.2

24

West Bengal

0

293

1454

47

53.33

 

Total

25

4073

50403

5462

514.82

 

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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