Ministry of Textiles27-November, 2014 12:43 IST
Promotion of Handloom Industry


The Government of India, Ministry of Textiles through the office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms has been implementing the following schemes for the development handlooms and welfare of weavers in the country, including the State of Maharashtra:


1)                  National Handloom Development Programme

                                            i)            Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme

                                          ii)            Revival, Reform & Restructuring Package

2)                 Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme

3)                 Yarn Supply Scheme.


During the last three years and the current year (till date), a sum of Rs. 10.44 crore has been released to the State of Maharashtra under the Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme.  Under the Revival, Reform & Restructuring Package, total claims of Rs.8.84 crore have been approved. Under Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, claims of Rs. 0.36 crore settled.  Under Yarn Supply Scheme, yarn worth Rs. 4.74 crore supplied to the weavers of Maharashtra.

Out of Rs. 10.44 crore released to the State of Maharashtra as central assistance, an amount of Rs. 8.90 crore has been utilized.

The information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Textiles Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.





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