The Development Commissioner for Handlooms has taken up 613 handloom clusters in India

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New Delhi February 11,2014:- The Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms has taken up 613 handloom clusters, each having 300-500 handlooms ­­­­­for their integrated and holistic development in various States under Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) during XI Plan and 2012-13 & 2013-14 (till December 2013). Besides, 20 clusters, each having about 5000 handlooms have been taken up.  Further, 6 mega handloom clusters, each having atleast 25000 handlooms have been taken up. In these clusters, financial assistance has been extended to benefit the weavers towards various inputs like margin money, new looms and accessories, skill up-gradation, design development, corpus fund for yarn supply, up-gradation of handlooms, setting up of Common Facility Centre/Dye house, marketing, construction of Worksheds etc. 

A new Scheme “Comprehensive Handlooms Development Scheme (CHDS)” has been recently introduced, which ­­­­­provides for taking up new clusters, each having 200-500 handlooms and 2000-5000 handlooms to be developed in a time period of 4 years. The scheme has several components and therefore, based on the receipt of viable proposals and availability of funds, financial assistance is released to the Implementing Agencies through the State Government concerned. A statement showing State-wise funds released and number of weavers benefited during the last 3 years and current year (upto January 2014) is annexed.

 

Handloom clusters have been taken up in different years of XI Plan and current Plan, of which some have been fully implemented while remaining are in different stages of implementation. Independent evaluation of the Cluster DevelopmentProgrammes has revealed positive outcomes in terms of increase in productivity, increase in income, increase in number of working days etc.

Annexure

 

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (b) & (c) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.*278 RAISED BY SHRI DHARMENDRA YADAV & SHRI A.K.S. VIJAYAN TO BE ANSWERED ON 10.02.2014 REGARDING HANDLOOM CLUSTERS

 

Statement showing State-wise funds released and beneficiaries covered during last three years (2010-11 to 2012-13) and current year (2013-14 as on 31.1.2014) in Clusters taken up so far

S. No.

Name of the State

Amount released (Rs.in lakh)

Number of Beneficiaries covered

1

2

3

4

1

Andhra Pradesh

925.58

5415

2

Bihar

283.23

369

3

Chhattisgarh

232.19

739

4

Delhi

16.83

0

5

Gujarat

24.94

0

6

Haryana

17.25

332

7

Himachal Pradesh

199.61

1397

8

Jammu & Kashmir

329.67

1250

9

Jharkhand

1014.53

3107

10

Karnataka

626.62

4792

11

Kerala

662.72

0

12

Madhya Pradesh

347.58

635

13

Maharashtra

111.00

2515

14

Orissa

1047.36

2073

15

Punjab

0.00

0

16

Rajasthan

83.42

1118

17

Tamilnadu

1420.11

3777

18

Uttar Pradesh

1184.62

2343

19

Uttarakhand

306.55

1322

20

West Bengal

962.47

1752

 

Total

9796.27

32936

 

NER

 

 

1

Arunachal Pradesh

546.38

2500

2

Assam

1223.66

11663

3

Manipur

1932.84

15276

4

Meghalaya

267.94

620

5

Mizoram

76.75

371

6

Nagaland

1288.46

6000

7

Sikkim

0.00

0

8

Tripura

525.23

2077

 

Total

5861.26

38507

 

Grand Total

15657.53

71443

 

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