(Release ID :160596)
per available data, the production and export of handloom cloth and garments
during year 2015-16 was 720 crore sq.mtrs and Rs.2353 crore respectively. In
year 2015-16, it is estimated that total production of handicrafts including
handmade carpets was Rs.41418 crore and export of handicrafts was Rs.30939
Most of the handloom weavers and
handicraft artisans live in rural areas. Overall there has been a growing
demand for handicraft products both in domestic and international markets.
Several interventions have been implemented by the Government to help Indian
crafts artisans to adopt to change global trends.
To address the challenges being faced by
handloom and handicrafts industries, Govt. of India is
implementing the following schemes:
Development Programme (NHDP)
Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS)
Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) (for development of 8
Mega handloom clusters)
Hastshilp Vikas Yojana
& Services Scheme
above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta
today, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.
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