Friday, 21 July 2017

Schemes for Development of Handloom and Handicraft Sectors

The Government of India has been implementing following schemes/programmes for development of handloom and handicraft sectors in the country:
Handloom Sector

1.      National Handloom Development Programme (with following components)
(i)                 Block Level Cluster
(ii)               Handloom Marketing Assistance
(iii)             Concessional credit/weavers Mudra Scheme
(iv)             Handloom Census
(v)               Bunkar Mitra
2.      Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme
3.      Yarn Supply Scheme
4.      Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme

Handicraft Sector

1.      National Handicraft Development Programme (with following components)
(i)                 Dastkar Shashtikaran Yojana under Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yajana
(ii)               Design & Technology Upgradation
(iii)             Human Resource Development
(iv)             Direct Benefit to Artisans
(v)               Infrastructure and Technology Support
(vi)             Research and Development
(vii)           Marketing Support Services

2.      Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (with following components)
(i)                 Mega Cluster
(ii)               Special projects under Integrated Development and Promotion of Handicrafts

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

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