Friday, 24 March 2017

Textile Workers Rehabilitation Fund Scheme

Government of India introduced the Textile Workers Rehabilitation Fund Scheme (TWRFS) with effect from 15.09.1986 to provide relief to the workers rendered jobless due to permanent closure of Non-SSI Textile Mills in private sector. Under the scheme, relief is given to workers rendered jobless, for a period of three years on a tapering basis, i.e., wages equivalent to 75% in the first year, 50% in the second year and 25% in the third year. So far, Rs.32,297.49 lakhs have been disbursed to 1,19,704 eligible workers of 96 eligible closed  mills.

The number of persons also benefited and the amount disbursed under TWRFS in the country during      last three years and the current year, state-wise including Bihar, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh is as under:
State

2013-14
2014-15
2015-2016
2016-2017
(Till February)
Amount allocated and Utilized
(Rs. in lakh)
No. of workers
benefited
Amount allocated and Utilized
(Rs. in lakh)
No. of workers
benefited
Amount allocated and Utilized (Rs. in lakh)
No. of workers
benefited
Amount allocated and Utilized (Rs. in lakh)
No. of workers
benefited
Gujarat
0.93
2
4.41
12
2.51
5
--
--
Maharashtra
12.66
31
32.31
89
1.95
4
0
--
Karnataka
--
--
6.88
39
2.88
7
Andhra Pradesh
109.45
273
56.56
356
7.55
55
0.13
1
Tamil Nadu
328.68
854
105.92
271
--
--
0
0
Punjab
49.1
134
56.28
151
6.26
17
0.92
3
Telangana
--
--
15.62
56
36.87
91
5.87
15
Uttar Pradesh
--
--
--
--
119.43
558
54
263
Madhya Pradesh
--
--
--
--
0.49
1
438.9
1096
Bihar
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Rajasthan
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Total
500.82
1294
277.98
974
177.94
738
499.82
1378

























The Office of the Textile Commissioner has given wide publicity for the scheme across the country and has pursued with State Governments and mill unions/associations to cover more workers of closed eligible mills under the purview of TWRF Scheme.

The above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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