New Delhi : Ministry of Textiles is implementing National Handloom Development Programme across the country for development of handlooms and welfare of weavers.
Under the scheme, based on the proposals received from States/UTs, financial assistance is provided to eligible handloom agencies including State Handloom Agencies & Handloom Cooperative societies/weavers for implementation of various interventions like infrastructure development, purchase of upgraded looms & accessories, solar lighting units, construction of worksheds, design innovation, product development & diversification, capacity building, marketing of handloom products, Mudra loans at concessional rates etc. During the last three years and current year from 2019-20 to 2022-23 (till 30.06.2022), total number of 31,094 weavers have been provided looms and accessories in the country.
Details of financial assistance provided to States/State Agencies during last three years and current year from 2019-20 to 2022-23 (till 30.06.2022) under National Handloom Development Programme are as under:
|S. No.||State/UTs||Financial assistance provided
(Rs. in lakh)
|9||Jammu & Kashmir||361.11|
This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.