During the celebration of second Handloom Day at Varanasi on August 7, 2016, the Union Textiles Minister had announced conducting of 4th nationwide Handloom census. As a follow-up to this, Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles has invited request for proposal (RFP) for conducting fourth nationwide Census for Handlooms and issue of Photo Identity cards to Handloom weavers; an agency has been selected and assigned the task on 4.01.2017. The entire work is likely to be completed within one year from the date of assignment. The data of Handloom sector to be enumerated during the ensuing Census, shall be used in formulation of development and welfare policies for the Handloom Sector.
The above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta today, in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.