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Annual Report (2011-12)

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Sl.No. Chapter I II III Iv v vI vII vIII Ix x xI xII xIII xIv xv xvI xvII xvIII xIx xx xxI xxII xxIII Highlights Functions and Organizational Set-Up The Organized Textiles Mill Industry Exports Cotton The Jute and Jute Textiles Industry Sericulture & Silk Industry Wool & Wollen Textiles Industry Decentralised Powerloom Sector Handlooms Handicrafts Central Public Sector Undertakings Textiles Research Associations Citizens/Clients Charter Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Women Textiles in North Eastern Region Human Resource Development Gender Justice Information and Communication Technology in Textiles vigilance Activities Observations of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Persons with Disabilities Results Framework Document (RFD) (2011-2012) Page 1 23 33 49 57 63 85 99 105 113 139 165 191 219 229 233 245 255 259 263 267 271 275

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CHAPTER I HIGHLIGHTS

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CHAPTER I HIGHLIGHTS

The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma releasing conference papers at the 1st International Conference on Technical Textiles TECHNOTEX 2011, in Mumbai on August 25, 2011. The Chief Minister Maharashtra, Shri Prithviraj Chavan and the Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Ms. Rita Menon are also seen.
he Indian Textiles Industry has an overwhelming presence in the economic life of the country. Apart from providing one of the basic necessities of life, the textiles industry also plays a pivotal role through its contribution to industrial output, employment generation, and the export earnings of the country. Currently, it contributes about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the GDP, and 17% to the countrys export earnings. It provides direct employment to over 35 million people, which includes a substantial number of SC/ST, and women. The Textiles sector is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. Thus, the growth and all round development of this industry has a direct bearing on the improvement of the economy of the nation.

the capital intensive, sophisticated mill sector at the other. The decentralized powerlooms / hosiery and knitting sector form the largest section of the Textiles Sector. The close linkage of the Industry to agriculture and the ancient culture, and traditions of the country make the Indian textiles sector unique in comparison with the textiles industry of other countries. This also provides the industry with the capacity to produce a variety of products suitable to the different market segments, both within and outside the country. The major sub-sectors that comprise the textiles sector include the organized Cotton/Man-Made Fibre Textiles Mill Industry, the Man-Made Fibre / Filament Yarn Industry, the Wool and Woollen Textiles Industry, the Sericulture and Silk Textiles Industry, Handlooms, Handicrafts, the Jute and Jute Textiles Industry, and Textiles Exports.

The Indian textiles industry is extremely varied, with the hand-spun and handwoven sector at one end of the spectrum, and

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Implementation of Plan SchemesPhysical and Financial Performance.
The Ministry of Textiles has taken various policy initiatives in the last few years to improve the competitiveness of the Indian Textile industry. various schemes such as Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS), Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks, Development of Mega Cluster, Integrated Skill Development Scheme, Technology Mission of Technical Textiles etc. have been launched with the objective of accelerating growth in exports and investment in the textile sector. The major indicators of textile sector performance during 2011 12 are the following: The year witnessed a significant slowdown in textiles production due to a combination of factors such as slowdown in demand, high raw material prices, piling up of stocks etc. During April November, 2011 man-made fibre production and filament yarn production recorded a decrease of about 2% and 7% respectively. Cotton yarn production also decreased by 13% during the period. However blended and 100% non-cotton yarn production has increased by 5% during the year AprilNov. 2011. Cloth production by mill sector increased by 2% during the period. During April- Nov., 2011, production by handloom increased by 3%, powerloom and hosiery sectors decreased 4%, 16% respectively. On export promotion, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has notified that the export of cotton waste including yarn waste & garneted stock (ITC code 5202) will continue to be free with effect from 1st Oct., 2011 and the registration of export contracts with DGFT is not required. The Ministry has also embarked on a Plan Scheme namely the Common Compliance Code to prepare and orient the Indian Garment & Apparel Industry towards more socially and environmentally compliant Industrial environment of globally acceptable standard. The first installment /grant-in-aid for the scheme amounting to Rs 3.5 cr. was released to the AEPC on 28.10.11. During November 2011, provisional export of handmade carpets & other floor coverings has shown increase of 62.76 % in rupee terms and 44.19 % in US $ terms as compared to November 2010. The Export of other handicrafts items increased by 26.77 % in rupee terms and by 12.31 % in US $ terms during November, 2011 as compared to November 2010. The total provisional export of handicrafts including hand knotted carpet during November, 2011 is estimated at Rs. 674.74 crores (US $ 132.85 millions), whereas the export in November 2010 was of Rs 480.66 crores (US $ 106.82 millions), thus showing an increase of 24.36 % in rupee terms and 40.37 % in US $ terms.

Plan Allocations (2010-11 and 2011-12)


The total approved outlay for 2010-11 and 2011-12 were Rs.4725.00 crore and Rs.5000.00 crore respectively. The total Plan outlay has been allocated for implementation of various schemes under village & Small Enterprises (vSE) sector and Industry Sector.

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village & Small Enterprises (vSE) sector includes Handlooms, Handicrafts, Sericulture, Powerlooms, Wool & Woolens and Development of Mega Cluster. The total plan allocation under this sector during 2010-11 and 2011-12 were Rs.1210.00 crore and Rs.1165.00 crore against which expenditure was Rs.917.21 crore (75.80% over BE) and Rs.541.56 crore (46.49% over BE) (as on 30.12.2011) respectively.

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Industry Sector
Under industry sector 16 schemes have been sanctioned. The total plan allocation under this sector during 201011 and 2011-12 were Rs.3284.50 crore and Rs.3835.00 crore against which expenditure was Rs.3265.56 crore (99.42% over BE) and Rs.2354.91 crore (61.41% over BE) (as on 30.12.2011) respectively. The major allocation during 2010-11 and 2011-12 was under Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS); the allocation being Rs.2267.50 crore and Rs.3100.00 crore respectively. The allocation for 2010-11 and 201112 under Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Jute Technology Mission were Rs.350.00 crore & Rs.347.00 crore, Rs.210.00 crore & Rs.128.00 crore and Rs.72.00 crore & Rs.54.00 crore respectively. 2011). The production of spun yarn during April-Oct. (2011-12) has shown a decrease of 8.1%. The production of cotton yarn during 2011-12 (April-Oct. 2011) recorded a decrease of 12.7% (Provisional). Cloth production by mill sector showed marginal increase of 4.6% during April-Oct. (2011-12) (provisional). During the same period cloth production by power loom and hosiery sector showed a decrease of 4.4% and 17.8% respectively. However the cloth production in handloom sector showed an increase of 3%.

TECHNOLOGY UPGRADATION FUND SCHEME (TUFS)


The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) was launched on 01.04 1999, for a period of five years, and was subsequently extended upto March 31, 2007. The Scheme provides for interest reimbursement/capital subsidy/Margin Money subsidy and has been devised to bridge the gap between the cost of interest and the capital component to ease up the working capital requirement and to reduce the transaction cost, etc. The Scheme is an important tool to infuse financial support to the textiles industry and help it capitalize on the vibrant and expanding global and domestic markets, through technology upgradation, cost effectiveness, quality production, efficiency and global competitiveness. During its initial years, the progress of the Scheme was moderate and it gained momentum from 2004-05 onwards. The Scheme has been further extended till 2012 with modified financial and operational parameters which focus on additional capacity building, better adoption of technology, and provides for a higher level of assistance to segments that have a larger potential for growth,

ORGANISED COTTON/ MAN-MADE FIBRE TEXTILE INDUSTRY


The Cotton / Man-made fibre textile industry is the largest organized industry in the country in terms of employment (nearly 1 million workers) and number of units. Besides, there are a large number of subsidiary industries dependent on this sector, such as those manufacturing machinery, accessories, stores, ancillaries, dyes & chemicals. As on 30.11.2011, there were 1946 cotton/man-made fibre textile mills (non-SSI) in the country with an installed capacity of 43.13 million spindles 5,20,000 rotors and 52,000 looms. Textile production covering man-made fibre, man-made filament yarn and cotton yarn is showing a decreasing trend. Blended and 100% non cotton yarn production recorded an increase of 5.2% during 2011-12 (April October

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like garmenting, technical textiles, and processing. The scheme is administered through 3 nodal agencies, 36 nodal banks and 108 co-opted PLIs. The scheme since inception has propelled investment of more than Rs. 2,10,000 crores. An amount of Rs. 13637.53 crore has been released towards subsidy under the Scheme as on 31.10.2011. With effect from 28.04.2011, Restructured TUFS has been approved with the enhanced 11th Plan allocation under TUFS from Rs. 8000 crore to Rs. 15,404 crore. The Restructured TUFS ensure focus of interventions on hitherto slow growing sectors like weaving, encouragement to forward integration and tighter administrative controls and monitoring of the scheme. The Restructured TUFS is expected to trigger additional investments of over Rs. 46,900 crore during the balance period of the xIth Five Year Plan.

PROGRESS OF TUFS
The progress of TUFS is steadily going up which is evident from the data given at table 1.1.

TEXTILE WORKERS REHABILITATION FUND SCHEME (TWRFS)


The Textile Workers Rehabilitation Fund Scheme came into force with effect from 15.09.1986 with the objective to provide interim relief to textile workers rendered unemployed as a consequence of permanent closure of any particular portion or entire textile unit. Assistance under the Scheme is payable to eligible workers only for the purpose of enabling them to settle in another employment. Such assistance is not heritable, transferable or capable of being attached on account of any other liabilities of the worker. The workers eligibility shall cease if he takes up employment in

Table 1.1 Progress of TUFS


Period Received Sanctioned
(Rs. in crore) Disbursed

No. of Project No. of Project Amount No. of Amount Subsidy applications Cost applications Cost applications 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 (P) 2009-2010 2010-2011 As on 30.06.2010(P) 407 719 472 494 867 986 1086 12336 2408 6113 2384 256 28528 5771 6296 1900 1835 3356 7941 16194 61063 21254 56542 28005 397 210554 309 616 444 456 884 986 1078 12589 2260 6072 2352 256 28302 5074 4380 1320 1438 3289 7349 15032 66233 19917 55707 27611 397 207747 2421 2090 630 839 1341 2990 6776 29073 8058 24007 6612 254 85091 179 494 401 411 814 801 993 13168 2207 6111 2361 240 28180 746 1863 804 931 856 1757 3962 26605 6854 21826 8140 282 74627 1 70 198.89 202.59 249.06 283.60 485 823.92 1143.37 2632.00 2886 2784.18 11759.61

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another registered or licensed undertaking. The rehabilitation assistance will not be curtailed if the worker fixes himself in a selfemployment venture. the Ministry of Textiles & other Ministries/ Departments will be affected in these clusters. The schemes also raise living standards of the weavers/artisans by improving the infrastructure facilities, with better storage facilities, technology up-gradation in pre-loom/on-loom/postloom operations, weaving shed, skill up-gradation, design inputs, health facilities etc. The development of 6 Mega Clusters in Handloom, Handicrafts and Powerlooms were first announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech 2008-09. Consequently, following three Central Sector Plan Schemes were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in the meeting held on 20.11.2008: i) ii) Comprehensive Powerloom Cluster Development Scheme Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme

Progress
Till 30.11.2011, 1,12,868 workers out of 1,43,532 workers on the rolls of 86 mills had been disbursed relief of `300.94 crore. The State-wise cumulative position is given at table 1.2.

MEGA CLUSTER
The schemes for mega cluster support weavers/artisans, both in and outside the cooperative fold, including those in Self Help Groups (SHGs), Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) etc. The schemes provide for development of all the facets of selected clusters like raw material support, design inputs, up-gradation of technology, infrastructure development, marketing support, welfare of weavers etc. A convergence of the existing development interventions of

Table 1.2 S. No State No. of mills identified No. of workers on roll 4 80749 9958 19800 5685 10020 5187 2072 500 6685 2876 143532 No. of workers benefited (as on 30.11.2011) No. of mills 5a 43 6 5 6 10 1 3 1 4 6 84 Workers received relief 5b 63649 7893 18857 4761 6025 5170 2042 437 2311 1723 112868 Disbursed amount (` in crores) 6 159.63 23.21 52.64 7.45 22.00 11.93 5.34 2.47 8.96 7.31 300.94

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iii) Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme This scheme is implemented through Special Purpose vehicles (SPvs), where Industry Associations/Group of Entrepreneurs are the main promoters of the Integrated Textile Park (ITP). At each ITP, there would be a separate Special Purpose vehicle (SPv) formed with the representatives of local Industry, Financial Institutions, State and Central Government. SPv shall invariably be a Corporate Body registered under the Companies Act. Any different structure for the SPv requires the approval of the Project Approval Committee. The SPvs shall have operational autonomy so that they do not become surrogate Public Sector Enterprises or be controlled by Central/State Governments. The components of an ITP are broadly divided in the following groups:(a) Group A - Land. (b) Group B Common Infrastructure like compound wall, roads, drainage, water supply, electricity supply including captive power plant, effluent treatment plant, and telecommunication lines etc.

Based on Budget Announcement made in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, 12 centres are being developed as mega cluster on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to scale up infrastructure and production in Handloom, Handicraft and Powerloom sectors, wherein Government contribution has been earmarked at maximum of Rs.70 crore for each mega cluster. At present, following 12 centres are being developed as Mega Cluster as in table 1.3.

SCHEME FOR INTEGRATED TEXTILE PARKS (SITP)


Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks was approved in the 10th Five Year Plan to provide the industry with world-class infrastructure facilities for setting up their textile units by merging the erstwhile Apparel Parks for Exports Scheme (APES) and Textile Centre Infrastructure Development Scheme (TCIDS).

Scope of the Scheme


The scheme targets industrial clusters/ locations with high growth potential, which require strategic interventions by way of providing world-class infrastructure support. The project cost covers the cost of common infrastructure and buildings for production/support activities, depending on the needs of the ITP. There will be flexibility in setting up ITPs to suit the local requirements.

(c) Group C Buildings for common facilities like testing laboratory, design center, training center, trade center/ display center, ware housing facility/ raw material depot, crche, canteen, workers hostel, offices of service providers, labour rest and recreation facilities etc. Table 1.3
Powerloom: 3 Mega Clusters 10. Bhiwandi (Maharastra). 11. Erode (Tamil Nadu). 12. Bhilwara (Rajasthan).

Handlooms: 4 Mega Clusters 1. 2. 3. 4. varanasi (U.P). Sivsagar (Assam). Murshidabad (W.B.). virudhunagar (T.N)).

Handicrafts: 5 Mega Clusters 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Moradabad (U.P.) Narasapur (A.P.). Bhdohi-Mirzapur (U.P.). Srinagar (J&K). Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

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(d) Group D Factory buildings for production purposes. (e) Group E- Plant & machinery. The total Project Cost for the purpose of this Scheme includes the cost on account of components of ITP, as listed under Groups A, B, C and D above, provided the ownership of the factory buildings vests with the SPv. The SPv will, however, have the option of seeking financial support from Government of India for components under Groups B and C only, if factory buildings are individually owned. A panel of professional agencies has been appointed as Project Management Consultants (PMCs) for implementing the Scheme. The PMCs will be responsible for the speedy implementation of the Projects in a transparent and professional manner so as to achieve high degree of quality at a low cost acceptable to the members of the SPv for which fee will be paid to the PMCs by the Ministry of Textiles. The PMCs will report to Ministry of Textiles, which shall directly supervise the implementation of projects under the superintendence and control of Secretary (Textiles). The project proposal as submitted by PMCs shall be considered and appraised by the Project Scrutiny Committee (PSC) headed by JS (SITP), Ministry of Textiles. Project Scrutiny Committee will appraise all the proposal submitted by PMCs in terms of the project components, viability, feasibility and time lines of each project. The Committee shall look into the utility of the projects in terms of modernization & integration of supply and management chain, and make the final recommendations to Project Approval Committee (PAC). The Project Approval Committee will consider and approve the recommendations of Project Scrutiny Committee headed by Minister of Textiles with Secretary (Textiles), and JS, Ministry of Textiles in charge of SITP as members.

Funding Pattern
The Government of Indias (GOI) support under the Scheme by way of Grant or Equity will be limited to 40% of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 40 crore. GOI support under the Scheme will be generally in the form of grant to the SPv unless specifically decided to be equity. However, the combined equity stake of GOI/State Government/State Industrial Development Corporation, if any, should not exceed 49%. However, GOI support will be provided @ 90% of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 40 crore for first two projects in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir.

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION TEXTILE CENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (TCIDS):


18 Projects sanctioned GOI Share Rs.268.86 crores. Released Rs.210.59 crores Four Projects completed, KannurKerala, Bhiwandi-Maharashtra, and Tirupur- Tamil Nadu, PandesaraSurat. One project nearing completion i.e. SEWA-Gujarat

APPAREL PARKS FOR EXPORTS SCHEME (APES)


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GOI Share Rs.185.22 crores. Released Rs.130.85 crores Four Projects completed BangaloreKarnataka, ThiruvananthapuramKerala, Tirupur-Tamil Nadu, and Tronica City-Uttar Pradesh One project of Kanpur Uttar Pradesh nearing completion (Training centre component yet to be completed)

Future Programme
Considering the overwhelming response to the scheme and opportunities for growth of the textiles industry and in view of the consistent requests from State Governments, industry groups and entrepreneurs for setting up of new textile parks, a note was submitted by the Ministry of Textiles for consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for approval of more Textile Parks. The CCEA has approved the proposal for sanction of additional parks under SITP to utilize the balance Rs. 200 Crore in the 11th Five Year Plan and number of projects be limited in such a way that committed liability of the new parks does not exceed Rs. 200 Crore in the 12th Five Year Plan. The CCEA also approved the revised guidelines enabling a two tier scrutiny and approval mechanism. The proposals received for new parks have been examined by the Project Scrutiny Committee (PSC) comprising representatives from Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Ministry of Environment & Forest. After examination by PSC, 21 new Textile Park proposals have been approved by the Project Approval Committee under the Chairmanship of Minister of Textiles with Secretary (T) and JS concerned as members.

Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP):


As per the target, forty (40) Textiles Park projects have been sanctioned. Estimated project cost (for common infrastructure and common facilities) of the 40 sanctioned projects is Rs. 4133.09 Crore, of which Government of India assistance under the scheme would be Rs. 1419.69 Crore. An amount of Rs. 992.43 Crore has been released under SITP. 2292 entrepreneurs will put up their units in these parks covering an area of 4307.97 Acre. The estimated investment in these parks will be Rs. 19456.90 Crore and estimated annual production will be Rs. 33568.50 Crore. Andhra Pradesh (5), Gujarat (7), Maharashtra (9), Tamil Nadu (8), Rajasthan (5), Karnataka (1), Punjab (3), West Bengal (1), Madhya Pradesh (1). Seven projects have been completedBrandix & PochampallyAndhra Pradesh, Gujarat Eco Textile Park & Mundra Gujarat, Palladam Hi-Tech Weaving Park, Karur Tamil Nadu and Islampur Integrated Textile Park, Maharashtra. Production has been started in 24 out of 40 projects.

INTEGRATED SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (ISDS)


Objectives of the Integrated development Scheme:
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Skill

To address the trained manpower needs of textiles and related segments by developing a cohesive and integrated framework of training based on the industry needs. Addressing this need is critical for

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enhancing the competitiveness of the industry in the globalised economy. 2. To increase the employability of residents of the target areas through imparting of skills in the above segments. To ensure that the scheme is so designed as to cater to the wide range of skill sets required in various segments as listed above, while simultaneously ensuring sufficient flexibility to meet the dynamic needs of these segments over a period of the next five years. To create a trainers pool by conducting the advance training programmes at a cluster level. To ensure training in design development programmes, this is critical for handloom weavers/ handicraft artisans/jute artisans, to help them produce diversified products with innovative uses and improved quality to meet changing market trends.

Scope of the Scheme:


The scheme proposes to leverage on the existing strong institutions and training experience within the Ministry under the Component I and ensures private sector participation through a PPP Model under Component II. Demand driven courses ranging from Basic Training, Skill upgradation, Advanced Training in emerging technologies, Training of Trainers, orientation towards modern technology, retraining, skill upgradation, managerial skill, entrepreneurship development etc. in sectors such as Apparel/ garmenting, powerlooms, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Sericulture, Jute,

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Technical Textiles etc. are allowed under the Scheme. The Scheme targets to train approximately 26.75 lakh persons over a period of 5 years. A special dispensation has been allowed by the Empowered Committee to projects covering North Eastern and special category States. Special dispensation has also been extended to projects in unorganized sectors proposing to cover marginalized and weaker sections of the society, who find it difficult to forego their daily wages and pay for the training programme. The proposed courses are demand driven and the curriculum has been designed keeping the industry requirement in mind. An online MIS www.isds-mot.com has been designed to capture the progress of the projects. A skills exchange is also envisaged under the scheme to bridge the demand and supply gap for trained manpower in the textiles industry and also to provide placement linkages to the trainees.

Funding pattern:
The Govt. provides assistance to the extent of 75% of the total cost of the project, and balance 25% is envisaged to be met from Fee/ Industry Contribution. However, the Empowered Committee is authorized to approve a higher level of government assistance in courses/ programmes (of Component I) where it is not feasible to organise the beneficiary contribution. The average grant per trainee is estimated as Rs. 7300/-

Progress of Component I:

Implementation

Under the Component I of ISDS, 18 proposals have been approved so far. The implementing agencies are the Textile Research Associations, Apparel & Textile Design Centres, Institutions under DC Handicrafts, DC Handlooms, Textiles Committee and Office of Textiles Commissioner, Central Silk Board etc. The proposals cover all the sub sectors under Textiles. The projects are proposed to be implemented in 17 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. A total of 437177 candidates are proposed to be covered under the Scheme over a period of five years out of which the first year target is 54495. In the first year of implementation 20269 trainees have been enrolled by the agencies and 14552 trainees have passed out. The total cost of the approved projects is Rs. 434.84 Cr, out of which Rs. 323.15 is the grant assistance under the Scheme.

DECENTRALISED SECTOR

POWERLOOM

The decentralised powerloom sector is one of the most important segments of the Textile Industry in terms of fabric production and employment generation. It provides employment to 57.44 Lakh persons and contributes 62 percent to total cloth production in the Country. 60% of the fabrics produced in the powerloom sector is of man-made. More than 60% of fabric meant for export is also sourced from powerloom sector. The readymade garments and home textile sectors are heavily dependent on the powerloom sector to meet their fabric requirement. There are approximately 5.19 Lakh Powerloom Units with 22.98 Lakh Powerlooms as on 31.08.2011. The technology level of this sector varies from obsolete plain loom to high tech shuttleless looms. There are approximately 1,05,000 shuttleless looms in this sector. It is estimated that more than 75% of the shuttle looms are obsolete and outdated

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with a vintage of more than 15 years and have virtually no process or quality control devices / attachments. However, there has been significant upgradation in the technology level of the powerloom sector during the last 5-6 years. Due to receipt of good prices by the cotton farmers for their produce in previous cotton season there has been significant increase in cotton acreage under cotton in cotton season 2011-12. Acreage under cotton cultivation has increased by 10% to 121.91 lakh hectares in 201112 as against 111.42 lakh hectares in the previous season. The rise in acreage has been mainly due to switching from other competing crops viz., maize, jawar, pulses etc. With various governmental measure to improve farm practices and release of Bt seeds have enabled the farmers to sustain their continued interests in cotton cultivation. One of the reasons for low yield in India as compared to world average of about 745 kgs/hectare is that nearly 65% of the area under cotton cultivation is rainfed. Despite delayed sowing and subsequent continuous rains in Northern and Central zone, with subsequent favourable agro-climatic conditions, the crop progress is satisfactory in all the cotton growing States. As a result, the cotton production in the country is also expected to increase by 10% to 356.00 lakh bales as against the last year. The largest share in the total production of cotton is of long staple varieties followed by medium and medium long staple. The share of short staple is about 1% and the share of medium & medium long staple varieties was around 20% and the remaining are long and extra long staple varieties. In recent years, there has been a shift in the cultivation pattern and farmers have switched over to high yielding long staple varieties from

Growth in the Powerloom Sector


The estimated number of powerlooms in the decentralised sector in the country till 31.08.2011 was 22,98,050.

COTTON
Cotton is one of the major crops cultivated in India. It accounts for more than 75% of the total fibre consumption in the spinning mills and more than 54% of the total fibre consumption in the textile sector. The twin objective of assuring off-take of the farmers produce at remunerative prices and making available adequate quantity of cotton at a reasonable prices to the domestic textile industry, are sought to be achieved through timely announcement of remunerative Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmer and through appropriate export-import intervention as and when necessary. The New Textile Policy aims at improving the quality of cotton to that of international standards through effective implementation of the Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC).

PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION


During the last five decades, the production of cotton increased from 30.00 lakh bales of 170 kgs. each in 1950-51 to an all-time record of 356.00 lakh bales of 170 kgs. each during 2011-12. Acreage under cotton cultivation has also increased and from 58.82 lakh hectares in 1950-51 to a record high of 121.91 lakh hectares in 2011-12. The average yield has also increased from 88 kgs. in 1950-51 to 554 kgs. in 2007-08.

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the medium staple varieties. The main cotton producing States are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. Domestic consumption of cotton fibre has witnessed sustained growth since 2003-04 onwards due to growing demand for Indian textiles and subsequently, there has been considerable expansion and modernization of textile mills. Even though the Indian cotton consumption has increased with rapid pace in the last few years, still it has not kept pace with the growth in domestic cotton production resulting into surplus availability for exports. The consumption level including consumption of spinning units in the Small Scale Sector and non-mill consumption during 2011-12 has been 250.00 lakh bales as against 253.00 lakh bales in the previous year. The projected slowdown in global economic growth in 2011 and 2012 is expected to affect the cotton consumption of textile products and therefore demand for cotton fibre domestically and internationally. Cotton consumption is likely to be influenced by the cotton farmers in the previous cotton season. As a result, the consumption is estimated at 250.00 lakh bales in 2011-12 as against 253.00 lakh bales in previous year. Eri 13.5% (2760 MT), Tasar 5.7% (1166 MT) and Muga 0.6% (124MT) of the total raw silk production in the country. Sericulture is an important labourintensive and agro-based cottage industry, providing gainful occupation to around 7.25 million persons in rural and semi-urban areas in India. Of these, a sizeable number of workers belong to the economically weaker sections of society. There is substantial involvement of women in this Industry. In the Fifth year of the xI Plan i.e., 2011-12, the provisional production data received up to April December period it is seen that the production of mulberry raw silk increased by 11.8% (to 13080 MT) compared to the production of 11696 MT in the same period of the previous year (2010-11). vanya raw silk production was increased by 4.0% (2170 MT) during April December period of the year 2011-12 as compared to the production of 2087 MT during the same period of the year 2010-11.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


The main Research & Training Institutes of the CSB provide R&D and Training support for the development of sericulture. The institutes at Mysore (Karnataka) Berhampore (West Bengal) and Pampore (J&K) deals with mulberry sericulture. One at Ranchi (Jharkhand) deals with Tasar culture. The institute established at Lahdoigarh, Jorhat (Assam) deals with Muga and Eri culture. Regional Sericulture Research Stations (RSRS/RTRS/RERS) for mulberry and non-mulberry has been functioning for adoptive Research, refining and dissemination of the research findings and of tackling the regional field issues of the industry. Besides, a network of Research Extension Centre (RECs) & its sub units for mulberry and non mulberry are also functioning to provide

SERICULTURE & SILK INDUSTRY


India continues to be the second largest producer of silk in the World. Among the four varieties of silk produced, as in 2010-11, Mulberry accounts for 80.2% (16360 MT),

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extension support to sericulturists. In order to provide R&D support in post cocoon sector, the Board has established a Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI) at Bangalore. In addition, the CSB has also set up a Silkworm Seed Technology Laboratory (SSTL) in Bangalore (Karnataka), a Central Sericultural Germplasm Resource Centre (CSGRC) at Hosur (Tamil Nadu) and a Seri-Biotech Research Laboratory (SBRL) at Bangalore. During 2011-12, 40 Research projects are continued. Further, 29 new research projects were initiated. Against a target of 30 Research Projects scheduled to be completed, 23 projects have already been concluded (up to November 2011) and remaining 7 projects will be concluded by March 2012. supply of oak tasar basic seed. Under muga sector, 8 Basic Seed Farms and 1 Silkworm Seed Production Centre are functioning. For production and supply of eri seed, CSB has established 5 Silkworm Seed Production Centres. Emphasis was given towards production of quality dfls by adopting Quality Management System in seed production under ISO 9001:2008 certification in 18 SSPCs. During 2011-12 four more SSPCs are to be covered under ISO certification.

ESTABLISHMENT OF COCOON TESTING UNITS


In order to facilitate cocoon testing in different cocoon markets of the country an amount of Rs. 1.00 lakh ( unit cost) is provided towards procurement of testing equipments. It is proposed to establish 25 such Units during xI plan. The entire assistance is provided by Central Silk Board. During the year 2011-12 a total of 5 units located in the state of Karnanataka and West Bengal of Procurement / Establishment is under progress viz., at Shirahatti/H.Cross/vijayapura/MalavalliKarnataka, Khaliachack- WB.

TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
In order to increase productivity and quality of silk, a chain of Research Extension Centres are engaged for transfer of technologies from Research Institutes to the field.

SEED ORGANISATION (SILKWORM SEED PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY)


Under National Silkworm Seed Organization (NSSO) a network of 19 Basic Seed Farms (BSF) produce and supply the basic seed for production of commercial silkworm seed in the seed production centres functioning under CSB and State Departments. 19 Silkworm Seed Production Centres (SSPCs) are functioning under NSSO in different States to support the industry. Similarly, on the tasar side, the CSB has established 21 Basic Seed Multiplication & Training Centres (BSM&TC) and one Central Tasar Silkworm Seed Station (CTSSS) for supply of tropical tasar basic seed & 1 oak tasar grainage and 3 REC-Cum-BSM&TCs for

SILK MARK ORGANIZATION OF INDIA (SMOI)


The Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India came up with an initiative for the protection of the interests of the consumers and other stakeholders of the silk value-chain by bringing out Silk Mark Scheme in June 2004. Silk Mark, the Quality Assurance Label signifying that a product to which it is affixed is made of pure silk was launched by the Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI), a registered Society promoted by the Central Silk Board. Silk Mark labels can be affixed to primary, intermediate and finished products of silk including yarn, fabric, sarees, made-ups,

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garments, carpets, etc. The Silk Mark Scheme is aimed at protecting the interests of the users and connoisseurs of silk, and for the generic promotion of silk and also for building brand-equity of Indian Silk. Since the launch of Silk Mark in June 2004, over 1800 members have joined the Organisation, of whom, more than 1700 have become Authorized Users. More than 1.35 crore of Silk Mark labelled products have reached the market for the benefit of consumers. During 2011-12 (up to November 2011) 168 members joined SMOI, of which, 157 members have enrolled as Authorised Users and 16.12 lakhs of Silk Mark Labelled products have reached the market. During 2011-12 (upto November 2011) SMOI participated in as many as 296 exhibitions/ Workshops/ Road shows etc. for safe packaging in view of being a natural, renewable, biodegradable and eco-friendly product. It is estimated that the jute industry provides direct employment to 0.37 million workers in organized mills and in diversified units including tertiary sector and allied activities and supports the livelihood of around 4.0 million farm families. In addition, there are a large number of persons engaged in the trade of jute. In the world perspective, India is the major producer of both raw jute and jute products. Out of the total world production of Jute, Kenaf and allied fibre of 3.0 million tonnes in 2007-08, India produced 1.8 million tonnes. In percentage terms India accounted for 60 % of world production in 2007-08. Global production of jute and allied fibres is estimated to have increased by 25 % to 3.0 million tonnes in 2007-08 compared to 2004-05 season. Production in India has also increased by 28% to 1.8 million tonnes in 2007-08 over 2004-05. There are 83 composite jute mills in India. Out of the total 83 jute mills, 64 jute mills are located in West Bengal, 3 each in Bihar and U.P., 7 in Andhra Pradesh 2 each in Chattisgarh & Orissa and 1 each in Assam and Tripura. Ownership- wise division is:- 6 mills are under Government of Indias P.S.U., 1 mill (Tripura) is under State Government, 2 mills (Assam & New Central) are in the co-operative sector and 74 are privately owned mills. As on 31-01-2010 total number of looms installed in the jute industry stood at 48,245 consisting of 23,372 Hessian looms, 22,148 sacking looms, 1,058 C.B.C looms and others at 1,060. The installed spindles in jute mills other than 100% export oriented units were 731,408 comprising of 622,324 fine spindles and 109,084 coarse spindles. Installed spindles in 100% export oriented

Anticipated achievement up to March 2012 is as follows:


1. 2. 3. 4. Members 300 Nos. Authorised users 300 Nos. Sale of Silk Mark label 30.00 lakhs Awareness programmes / Workshops / Exhibitions / Road Shows etc. - 340 Nos.

Nineteen Silk Expos have been planned during the year 2011-12 and 10 such Expos have already been conducted at various cities till November, 2011.

THE JUTE AND JUTE TEXTILES INDUSTRY


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units stood at 9,482 with fine spindles at 6,974 and coarse spindles at 2,508. The maximum installed capacity in jute mills other than 100% export oriented units (on the basis of 305 working days per year) is estimated to be of 2.47 million tonnes per annum. respect of weavers and their societies. Interest subsidy of 3% for 3 years will be extended with guarantee of the fresh loan extended by banks to the eligible handloom cooperative societies and individual handloom weavers.

HANDLOOMS
Handloom weaving is one of the largest economic activities after agriculture providing direct and indirect employment to more than 43 lakh weavers and allied workers. This sector contributes nearby 15% of the cloth production in the country and also contributes to the export earnings of the country. 95% of the worlds handwoven fabric comes from India.

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Production in the Handloom Sector increased


Resultant to the developmental and welfare measures initiated by the Government of India, the declining trend in production in the handloom sector had been arrested and from the year 2004-05 (except year of recession in 2008-09) there in fact has been a considerable growth in production in the sector. Production in the handloom sector recorded a figure of 6949 million sq. meters in the year 2010-11, which is about 26% over the production figure of 5493 million sq. meters recorded in the year 2003-04.

To meet the two critical needs of cheap credit and cheap hank yarn for the handloom sector, the Government has approved a comprehensive package for handloom sector. The components of comprehensive package are implemented through two existing Plan schemes i.e. Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme for availability of cheap credit, and Mill Gate Price Scheme for availability of subsidised hank yarn. For easy credit availability to handloom weaver, the Government of India will provide margin money assistance @ Rs.4200/- per weaver, interest subvention at 3% per annum for 3 years and credit guarantee for 3 years by the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CCTMSE). To ensure yarn availability at reasionable prices, 10% price subsidy on domestic silk yarn and cotton yarn have been approved by the Government of India. Further the rate of freight reimbursement for transportation of different types of yarn has also been enhanced suitably in order to offset the increase in fuel cost. The projected financial outlay involved in the implementation of these proposals during the current year 2011-12 and the 12th Plan period is Rs. 2362.15 crore. The comprehensive package will benefit all the handloom weavers and their cooperative societies in the country as per the budget allocation, in addition to 3 lakh handloom weavers and 15,000 cooperative societies already covered under the

Revival, Reform and Restructuring Package for Handloom Sector


The Revival, Reform and Restructuring Package for Handloom Sector has been approved with the total financial implication of Rs. 3884 crore, out of which Government of Indias share is Rs. 3137 crore and the share of the State Governments is Rs. 747 crore. The Package covers loan waiver of 100% of principal and 25% of interest, which is overdue as on 31.03.2010 in

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Financial Package approved earlier. These interventions aim at bringing about a paradigm shift by converting individual weavers into micro entrepreneurs by empowering them with cheap credit and yarn. Individual weavers will now be able to command a better price in the market for their products. behalf of the eligible Handloom Weavers to enable them to access credit without any collateral security. The Government of India will pay the Guarantee Fees and Annual Service Charges (as applicable) on behalf of the borrowers, for loans of upto Rs. 50,000 per weavers under Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) Scheme. This will cover 85% of the amount in default.

Handloom Weaver Credit Card (WCC) Scheme


Handloom sector largely comprises of small and tiny units, which fall mostly under the unorganized sector and that credit needs of a large number of weavers are being met through informal channels. The WCC Scheme aims at providing adequate and timely assistance from the Banking institutions to the weavers to meet their credit requirements, i.e., for investments needs as well as for working capital of Rs.30,000-50,000 per borrower in a flexible and cost effective manner. Weaver Credit Card (WCC) Scheme dovetailed with other Government programmes will go a long way in supporting the government initiatives to fulfill the objective of financial inclusion.

585 Handloom Clusters taken up for development.


The Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme(IHDS) has been launched with a view to develop holistically and comprehensively the weavers clusters throughout the country. Under this scheme, 585 Handloom clusters have been taken up during xIth Plan (upto 21.02.2012) and financial assistance of Rs 176.11 crore has been released to various Implementing agencies through the State Government for various components like skill upgradation, setting up of CPC/Dye House, marketing, formation of consortium etc.

71 Lakh Weavers covered under the Health Insurance Scheme


The Health Insurance Scheme provides health care facilities to the handloom weavers and their families. 71.24 lakh weavers have been covered/enolled during the xIth Plan under this scheme which extends benefit to more than 284 lakh persons including spouse and two children of the weaver covered.

Credit Guarantee through Credit Guarantee Fund Trust For Micro And Small Enterprises (CGTMSE):
The Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) was set up in July, 2000 jointly by GOI and SIDBI. The trust provides guarantee cover to term loan and working capital facilities sanctioned by its member lending institutions without collateral security to eligible units in the Micro and Small Enterprises Sector. It has been decided to provide a credit guarantee cover for working capital/term loan assistance by Government of India on

Yarn supply under the Mill Gate Price Scheme


788 yarn depots, covering all the handloom clusters, have been set up by the NHDC to ensure steady and timely supply of requisite yarn at Mill Gate Price to the handloom weavers.

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Supply of yarn by the National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) under the Mill Gate Price Scheme having increased considerably and registered a figure of 1105.96 lakh kgs. valued at Rs.1195.55 core in the year 2010-11 as compared to 682.14 lakh kgs yarn valuing Rs.567.48 core supplied in the year 2007-08. Handloom week, number of promotional and awareness programmes, publicity through newspapers, magazines, outdoor publicity, through electronic media were undertaken.

Marketing Events
The target of marketing events for the year 2011-12 has been increased to 700 No. from 680 No. sanctioned during the year 2010-11 to give adequate opportunity to handloom weavers and their societies to market their products directly to the consumers without the intervention of the middlemen. 740 marketing events have been sanctioned during the current year 2011-12 till 31st Jan., 2012.

Sant Kabir Award


This award is conferred every year, beginning from the year 2009 on such outstanding weavers who have made valuable contribution in keeping alive the handloom heritage. Each award consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl and a citation. In addition, financial assistance to the extent of Rs. 6.00 lakh is also given to each of the Sant Kabir Awardee to innovate and create 10 new products of high level of excellence, of high aesthetic value and of high quality. 10 handloom weavers have been selected to confer Sant Kabir Award for the year 2009.

Exhibition of Handloom Products


Exhibition-cum-Sale of Handloom Items during the India Day at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration ( LBSNAA), Mussoorie was organised during July 2011 and again in Oct. 2011. A Buyer Seller Meet was organized in September 2011 at Jaipur to promote and preserve traditional Kota Doria and showcased wide range of Kota Doria products. A Master Creation Programme has been organised at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi from 1st to 15th Dec. 2011 wherein National awardees had exhibited their products for sale directly to the public. Loom demonstration has also been made during the programme. An exhibition- cum-sale Himcraft of woolen products developed in clusters of Himachal Pradesh was held during the Handloom Week on 24-26th December, 2011 at India Islamic Center, New Delhi where the Handloom weavers exhibited and sold their products to public.

Brand building through Handloom Mark:


The Handloom Mark has been launched to serve as a guarantee to the buyer that handloom product being purchased is genuine handwoven product and not a powerloom or mill made product. The Textiles Committee is the Implementing agency for promotion of Handloom Mark. As on 31.01.2012, 241.21 lakh (cumulative) handloom mark labels have been sold to 8737 stakeholders. 812 retails outlets are selling handloom goods with Handloom Mark label.

Handloom Week
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Special project for development of Tripura Handlooms.
Special Project for Development of Tripura Handlooms has been approved at the cost of Rs.9.12 crore over three years, and is likely to benefit 960 handloom weavers and ancillary workers because it envisages an overall development of the dispersed units spread across the remote interiors of the hilly terrain in the State of Tripura.
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The sector is estimated to employ Rs 68.86 lakh artisans. At present the export of handicrafts including handmade carpet has been 10651.93 crores (AprilDec. 2011) which shows an increase of 30.97% over the same period in financial year 2010-11, and the plan allocation is at present Rs. 245.00 crores in 2011-12. Handicrafts activity being a State subject, its development and promotion are the primary responsibility of every State Government. However, the Central Government is supplementing their efforts by implementing various developmental schemes.

HANDICRAFTS
The Handicrafts Sector plays a significant & important role in the countrys economy. It provides employment to a vast segment of craft persons in rural & semi urban areas and generates substantial foreign exchange for the country, while preserving its cultural heritage. Handicrafts have great potential, as they hold the key for sustaining not only the existing set of millions of artisans spread over length and breadth of the country, but also for the increasingly large number of new entrants in the crafts activity. Presently, handicrafts contribute substantially to employment generation and exports. The Handicraft sector has, however, suffered due to its being unorganized, with the additional constraints of lack of education, low capital, poor exposure to new technologies, absence of market intelligence, and a poor institutional framework. In spite of these constraints, sector has witnessed a significant growth and efforts are being augmented during the current plan on the following core issues for the development of the sector.
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SVPISTM)


Sardar vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SvPISTM), Coimbatore is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Textiles. It was established in 2004 as the Sardar vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management (SvPITM), a product of the collaborative effort of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and the associations of the textile industry. Among the industry associations involved in the establishment of the Institution were Southern India Mills Association (SIMA), Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) and Powerloom Development and Export Council (PDRxIL). Since inception, the School has been vibrant and taking bold initiatives in achieving its objectives. Apart from running its own long term programmes of Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialisation in Textiles and Management,

Providing infrastructural support for production & exports. Improve quality & product diversification with more awareness for both stakeholders & consumer.

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it has associated with IGNOU in evolving an exclusive MBA in Textiles Management. The course is now offered at the School premises as face-to-face programme and is involved in developing course material for the programme to be offered under distance mode. It is affiliated to Bharatiar University, Coimbatore to offer research programmes, M.Phil and Ph.D in textiles management. It has taken active role in conducting industry specific short term programmes in the form of Management Development Programmes and Entreprenuer Development Programmes for textile industry personnel in general and has been repeatedly conducting inhouse programmes for certain textile units. It has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with industry associations and academic institutions of India and abroad, to bring about the synergy of different knowledge centres and foster research in the emerging area of the industry, for the ultimate benefit of the textile industry. The School is embarking on launching an integrated five year programme B.Tech (Technical Textiles) with MBA. It will be offering a specialised course of MBA in retail management, with particular reference to textile industry. It is also planning to launch further programmes in the specialised areas of textiles and ultimately emerge as a centralised knowledge warehouse in matters relating to textiles, with the status of a National Textile University, which the industry can draw upon. In order to lay sound foundation for the new and challenging roles, the School has engaged the Educational Consultants of India Limited(Ed.CIL) for advice on the infrastructure to be created and other courses of action to be taken. The School is poised for a strong and well-rounded growth to emerge as a force to reckon with in the industry.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY (NIFT)


National Institute of Fashion Technology has completed 25 years in the domain of fashion education in India in 2011. A pioneer in the field of fashion in the three streams of Design, Technology & Management, the growth of NIFT has paralleled the emergence of India in the global scenario as a significant player. Since its inception in 1986 with modest beginnings in Delhi, it has emerged as a 15-center institute with a strong national & global presence. Dynamic changes in the market and consumption patterns resulting in restructuring and consolidation with renewed interest in investment, emerging trends and business opportunities in the intensely competitive domestic environment, challenges of globalization, information and networking explosion, increasing national concern for the environment and sustainability have had a significant cumulative impact on the fashion industry. The 15 centers of NIFT are Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong. There are more than 7000 students across these canters pursuing UG and PG degrees in 10 streams. NIFT has played a pioneering role in contributing to various segments of the textile, apparel, lifestyle accessories, leather, knitwear and communication industry. It has been successful in creating a widespread awareness and sensitivity to fashion as a serious business in India and evolving a professional ethos with a distinct signature style on the global fashion map. The NIFT alumni have created a niche for themselves in the top echelons of the fashion Industry and have

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created a wide network thereby supporting aspiring students to gain ingress into the professional sphere. the Ministry were inspected to ensure progressive use of Hindi and compliance with the Official Language policy.

ACTIVITIES RELATED TO PROGRESSIVE USE OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE


Hindi is the Official Language of the Union of India and the policy of the Government aims at progressive use of Hindi in official work. Effective steps have been taken during the year in the M/o Textiles to ensure compliance with the Official Language Policy of the Government; implementation of the annual programme and compliance with the various orders of the Government of India on the recommendations of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language.

Training of Officials
Three officials in the Ministry are being trained in Hindi typing.

Use of Mechanical aids


As per the provisions of the Official Language Act, facilities have been provided on all the computers in the Ministry, to work in Hindi.

Committees
The meeting of the Hindi Salahar Samitee has been organised on 8th December, 2011 in the Ministry of Textiles under the Chairmanship of Minister of State for Textiles. The Departmental Official Language Implementation Committee in the M/o Textiles has been constituted under the Chairmanship of the Joint Secretary (InCharge Hindi). The Quarterly meetings of the Committee were organized and followup action was taken for compliance of decisions for use of Hindi in official work.

Compliance with the provisions of the Official Language Act, 1963


All documents such as resolutions, general orders, rules etc., under Section 3(3) of the Official Language Act and all papers laid on the Table of both the Houses of Parliament were issued bilingually, i.e. in Hindi and English. General orders meant for departmental use were issued in Hindi only.

Hindi Fortnight
Hindi Fortnight was celebrated during 14-30 September, 2011 in the Ministry. various competitions like Hindi Essay, Hindi Noting & Drafting, Hindi Debate, Hindi Poetry Recitation, Dictation, Hindi Gyan and Hindi Typing were organized to encourage and motivate the employees for doing official work in Hindi. A large number of officers and staff participated in these events with enthusiasm. Appeals from Minister of Textiles, Minister of State for Textiles and Secretary (Textiles) were circulated on the occasion of Hindi Diwas in the Ministry of Textiles as well as in its Attached / Subordinate offices and PSUs etc. for doing maximum work in Hindi.

Sections specified for working in Hindi


The 15 Sections of the Ministry which have been specified for doing hundred per cent work in Hindi, are working satisfactorily.

Monitoring and inspections


In order to ensure compliance with the Official Language Policy, monitoring is done through reviewing the quarterly progress reports. During the year, apart from the Sections of the Ministry, three head offices and thirteen sub-offices of organizations under the control of

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CHAPTER-II FUNCTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL SET-UP


he Ministry of Textiles is responsible for policy formulation, planning, development, export promotion and trade regulation of the Textiles Industry. This includes all natural and manmade cellulosic fibres that go into the making of textiles, clothing, and handicrafts. The Ministry maintains an interactive website: www.ministryoftextiles.nic.in. The Ministry is headed by a Secretary, who is assisted in the discharge of duties by four Joint Secretaries, an Economic Advisor, the Development Commissioners for Handlooms and Handicrafts, the Textiles Commissioner and the Jute Commissioner.

To ensure welfare and proper working environment and easy access to health care facilities and insurance cover to weavers and artisans to achieve better quality of life. To promote exports of all types of textiles and clothing and handicrafts and increase Indias share of world exports in these sectors.

OBJECTIVES
To make available adequate raw material to all sectors of the Textiles Industry. To augment the production of fabrics at reasonable prices from the organised and decentralised sectors. To lay down guidelines for a planned and harmonious growth of various sectors with special emphasis on the development of the handlooms sector due to its large employment potential. To monitor the techno-economic status of the industry and to provide the requisite policy framework for modernization and rehabilitation.

VISION
To build state of the art production capacities and achieve a pre-eminent global standing in manufacture and export of all types of textiles including technical textiles, jute, silk, cotton and wool and develop a vibrant handlooms and handicrafts sector for sustainable economic development and promoting and preserving the age old cultural heritage in these sectors.

MISSION
To promote planned and harmonious growth of textiles by making available adequate fibres to all sectors. To promote technological upgradation for all types of textiles including technical textiles, jute, silk, cotton and wool. To promote skills of all textile workers, handloom weavers and handicrafts artisans, creation of new employment opportunities and development of new designs to make these sectors economically sustainable.

FUNCTIONAL AREAS
The Textiles Policy & Coordination Apparel Industry The Man-made Fibre/Filament Yarn Industry The Cotton Textiles Industry The Jute Industry The Sericulture and Silk Textiles Industry The Wool & Woollen Textiles Industry The Decentralized Powerlooms Sector

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Export Promotion International Trade Handicrafts Handlooms Skill development Programme The Planning & Economic Analysis Budget & Finance matters eight regional offices at Amritsar, Noida, Kanpur, Kolkata, Bengluru, Coimbatore, Navi Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Textiles Commissioner acts as the principal technical advisor to the Ministry. The Office of Textiles Commissioner carries out techno-economic surveys and advises the government on the general economic health of the textiles industry. The developmental activities of the Office of the Textiles Commissioner centre around planning for the growth and development of the textiles sector. Of the forty four Powerloom Service Centres (PSCs) functioning throughout the country, fourteen are functioning under the administrative control of the Textiles Commissioner. The office of TXC also coordinates and provides guidance to the remaining thirty Powerloom Service Centres, being run by the various Textiles Research Associations and State Government Agencies. The Office also implements and monitors various developmental and promotional schemes like the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) for the modernization of the Textiles and Jute industry, the Textiles Workers Rehabilitation Fund Scheme (TWRFS).

1. ATTACHED OFFICES
(i) The Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, New Delhi
The Office is headed by the Development Commissioner for Handlooms. It administers various schemes for the promotion and development of the handlooms sector and supplements the efforts of State Governments, Societies, NGOs, etc. Its subordinate organisations include Weavers Services Centres (WSCs), the Indian Institutes of Handloom Technology (IIHT) and the enforcement machinery for the implementation of the Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985.

(ii) The Office of the Development Commissioner for Handicrafts, New Delhi
The office is headed by the Development Commissioner for Handicrafts. It administers various schemes and functions to promote the development and export of handicrafts, and supplements the efforts of State Governments by implementing various developmental schemes. It has six regional offices at Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati, and New Delhi.

(ii) Office of the Jute Commissioner, Kolkata


This office is headed by the Jute Commissioner and is entrusted with the responsibility of implementing the policies of the Government in the Jute sector. The Jute Commissioner acts as the principal technical adviser to the Government of India, and gives technical advice to the Ministry on matters relating to the jute industry, including the jute machinery industry.

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Office of the Textiles Commissioner, Mumbai

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ADVISORY BOARDS
All India Handicrafts Board

The office of the Textile Commissioner (TxC) has its headquarters at Mumbai and

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Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) as the Member Secretary. It gives its advice to the Government on matters pertaining to the development of the handicrafts sector. The Chairman of the Board is Textile Commissioner. It has 43 members including its Chairman. The term of the members of the Board is upto 31.3.2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

(ii) All India Powerlooms Board


The All India Powerlooms Board was first constituted as an Advisory Board in November, 1981 and since then Govt. of India has reconstituted the AIPB from time to time and has last reconstituted the AIPB for a period of two years on 22.12.2011. It has representatives of the Central and State Govt., Powerloom Federation/ Associations of Powerloom Industry, as its members and is headed by the Honble Union Minister of Textiles as the Chairman. The functions of the Board include advising the Government on matters concerning growth and development of the decentralized powerlooms sector.

Terms of Reference
To monitor the domestic and international prices of cotton yarn and suggest measures for increasing the availability of cotton yarn at reasonable prices for domestic consumption. To advise the Government on matters pertaining to production, consumption and availability of different types of cotton yarn at reasonable prices for domestic consumption. To monitor the import and export of cotton yarn and prepare the cotton yarn balance sheet.

(iii) All India Handlooms Board


The Board is an advisory body under the chairmanship of Minister of Textiles, with the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) as the Member-Secretary. The main function is to advise the Government on various aspects of development of the handlooms sector.

(vi) Jute Advisory Board


The Jute Advisory Board headed by the Jute Commissioner advises the Government on matters pertaining to jute falling within the purview of Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order 2002, including production estimates of jute and mesta.

(iv) The Cotton Advisory Board


The Cotton Advisory Board is headed by the Textiles Commissioner and is a representative body of various interest groups like Government agencies, Cotton Growers, Textiles Industry, and Trade. It advises the Government, generally, on matters pertaining to the production, consumption, and marketing of cotton, and also provides a forum for liaison among various stakeholders.

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Central Wool Development Board (CWDB), Jodhpur

(v) Cotton Yarn Advisory Board


Cotton Yarn Advisory Board was constituted vide Gazette notification No. 9/4/2010-TUFS dated 12.7.2010.

The Central Wool Development Board (CWDB), Jodhpur was constituted by the Government of India, Ministry of Textiles in 1987 under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958 to promote the growth and overall development of wool and the woolen textiles industry in the country. The Board administers various projects and programmes through the State Governments and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). The Board was

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reconstituted on November 22, 2010 for a period of two years. areas and in other areas for marketing of the jute products.

(ii) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management (SVPISTM), Coimbatore.
SvPITSM was set-up on December 24, 2002, as a premier National level Institute for Textiles Management at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, to prepare the Indian textiles industry to face the challenges of postMulti Fibre Agreement era and establish it as a leader in the global textiles trade. The Board of the institute consists of nineteen members and a Chairman including representative of the Industry and eminent personalities from the field of academics, was reconstituted on April 12, 2010, for a period of three years.

(ii) The Central Silk Board (CSB), Bangalore


The Central Silk Board is a statutory body, and it was constituted by an Act of Parliament (LxI of 1948), with the objective of promoting the growth and development of Sericulture in the country. These programmes are primarily formulated and implemented by the State Sericulture/ Textiles Departments. However, the Central Silk Board supplements the efforts of the States by providing necessary support for research and development, and extension and training through its countrywide network of centres. Besides, the Central Silk Board organises the production and supply of quality silkworm seeds, Mulberry cuttings, etc., and also implements various Sericulture projects of the Government of India directly, as well as, jointly with the State sericulture Departments. The Board constitutes of 39 members including a chairman & ex-officio vice chairman and 2 permanent invitees.

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National Jute Board

The National Jute Board is the apex organisation for coordinating and synergising the functions of all jute related Organisations and a focal point for all jute related activities. The National Jute Board is also responsible for implementation of the Jute Technology Mission in a centralized and coordinated manner and helps in speedily resolving the ills of Jute Industry in the matters of diversification and marketing of Jute Products as well as modernisation of Jute Mills. National Jute Board have a membership of 34 persons, of which 15 will be Government representatives from Central Government and State Governments having stake in production and promotion of Jute Products and 19 Members from private jute related sector i.e. jute farmers, growers, research association, small and medium enterprises as well as here Members of Parliament. The Headquarters of the National Jute Board is in Kolkata, with regional representations in Jute growing

(iii) Textiles Committee, Mumbai


The Textiles Committee was established on July, 1964 under the Textiles Committee Act, 1963, with the objective of ensuring the quality of textiles from both the internal and export markets. Its functions include the promotion of textiles, textiles exports, research in technical and economic fields, establishing standards for textiles and textiles machinery, setting up of laboratories, and data collection located throughout the country. The Textiles Committee, in addition to its headquarters at Mumbai, has thirty Offices to assist the industry and trade in testing their products. The Committee has the following functional divisions at its Headquarters in Mumbai : (1) Textiles

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Inspectorate Wing (2) Textiles Laboratory Wing (3) Market Research Wing (4) ISO Wing (5) vigilance Cell (6) Accounts Wing, and (7) Administration and Coordination Wing.

6. THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005


To promote openness, transparency and accountability in administration and provide the right to every citizen to secure access to information under the control of Public Authorities, the Right to Information Act has come into effect for implementation w.e.f. October 12, 2005. The Act marks the beginning of a new era in the approach of the Government where openness shall now be the rule and secrecy an exception. Every Citizen can obtain the information they desire by submission of an application and by paying a nominal charge as an application fee, to the Central Public Information Officer designated by the public authority for the purpose under the Act. This Ministry has designated officers as Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) and Appellate Authorities. The Ministry of Textiles, as well as, its Attached & Subordinate Offices, Autonomous & Statutory Bodies and Public Sector Undertakings have completed the action for setting up of the necessary infrastructure for implementation of the Act. Ministry monitors the implementation of the Act by the organizations under the Ministry of Textiles.

(iv) Commissioner of Payments (COP), New Delhi


The Office of Commissioner of Payments with its headquarters at Delhi, is a statutory authority, set up under Section 17(1) of the Sick Textiles Undertakings (Nationalisation) Act, 1974, Section 15(1) of the Swadeshi Cotton Mills Company Ltd. (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1986, and also under Section 17(1) of the Textiles Undertakings (Nationalisation) Act, 1995. The Commissioner of Payments disburses the amount placed at his disposal to the owners of each textiles undertaking nationalized by the aforesaid three Acts.

(v) The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi


The National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 as an autonomous Society in collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, to prepare and train professionals to meet the requirements of the textiles industry. The Government brought into force the National Institute of Fashion Technology Act, 2006 on July 14, 2006. This Act provides statutory status to the Institute, and formally recognizes its leadership in the fashion technology sector. The Act empowers NIFT to award degrees to its students from 2007 onwards. The President of India is the visitor of the Institute. The Institute has pioneered the evolution of the fashion business education across the country through centres at New Delhi, Bangaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kannur, Patna, Shillong, Kangra, Bhopal, Rae Bareli, Bhubneswar and Jodhpur.

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PUBLIC GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MACHINERY IN THE MINISTRY

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances issues instructions and guidelines to establish, activate, and strengthen the Centralized Public Grievances Redressal and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) in the Ministries, Departments, and other Organisations of the Government of India. In pursuance of these instructions/guidelines, online CPGRAMS has been introduced in the Ministry. Similar arrangements are also being made in each of the attached/ subordinate offices of the Ministry of Textiles. A Grievance Committee under the Chairmanship of a Joint Secretary has

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been formed to monitor the functioning of CPGRAMS in the Ministry, as well as in attached and subordinate organizations. If need be, the files relating to pending grievances are called and cases are settled by the Committee in its meetings. The Ministry has taken, the following steps to strengthen the CPGRAMS Time Norms for the disposal of grievance cases have been fixed, and the same have been circulated and displayed at prominent places of the building: Acknowledgement to complainant within seven days; Final disposal within two months. Publicity about the CPGRAMS in the media. Table 2.1 List of Officers handling public/staff grievance in the Ministry of Textiles and its Attached/Subordinate Offices
Sl. No. Offices Public /Staff Grievances Officers Address & Telephone

The Citizens Charter has been formulated and hosted on the Website. Details about the CPGRAMS have also been placed on the Website of the Ministry (texmin.nic.in). An Information & Facilitation Counter has been established at Gate No.14, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi, to make information readily available to the public. A complaint box has been kept at the Information & Facilitation Counter. The list of Officers handling Public/ Staff Grievances in the Ministry of Textiles and its Attached/Subordinate Offices is available at the website of the Ministry.

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Ms. Sunaina Tomar Joint Secretary (Public Grievances) Shri S.S. Gupta, Development Commissioner (Handicraft). Ms.Meenu Satish Kumar Addl.Development Commissioner (Handloom) Shri S. Balaraju, Joint Textile Commissioner(P)

Room No. 271 , Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Tel: 23061826, e-mail: sunaina.tomar@nic.in West block-7, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066 Tel- 011-6106902, 6103562 Fax:6163085 e-mail: ssgupta234@yahoo.com Office of DC (Handloom) Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi 110011 Tel- 011 23061976 Fax: 23063511 e-mail: meenu.sk@nic.in New C.G.O. Building, 48, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400 020. e-mail: textilec@ gmail.com 2203 4134/22014554 C.G.O. Complex, 3rd MSO Building, 4th Floor, DF Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700064. Tel:+91(33)23376979 / 80 Fax:+91(33)23376972 / 6973 / 6974 e-mail: jccal@vsnl.com Website: www.jutecomm.gov.in

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Development Commissioner (Handicraft) Development Commissioner (Handloom)

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Office of Textile Commissioner, Mumbai

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Ms. Arti Kanwar, Deputy Jute Commissioner

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Table 2.2 LIST OF ORGANISATIONS UNDER THE MINISTRY OF TEXTILES (EXCEPT ATTACHED/SUBORDINATE OFFICES)
Public sector Undertakings 1. Birds Jute Export Ltd. (BJEL), Kolkata Textiles Research Associations 1. Ahmedabad Textiles Industrys Research Association (ATIRA), Ahmedabad 2. Bombay Textiles Research Association (BTRA), Mumbai Advisory Body 1. All India Handloom Board Registered Society 1. Central Wool Development Board (CWDB), Jodhpur 2. Sardar vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management (SvPISTM), Coimbatore Statutory Bodies

1. Central Silk Board (CSB), Bangalore

2. British India Corporation(BIC)

2. All India Handicrafts Board

2. Commossioner of Payments, (COP) New Delhi

3. Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd. (CCIC), New Delhi 4. The Cotton Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI), Mumbai

3. Indian Jute Industries Research Association (IJIRA), Kolkata

3. All India Powerloom Board

3. National Jute Board, Kolkata.

4. Man-Made Textiles Research Association (MANTRA), Surat

4. Coordination council for Textiles Research Associations 5. Cotton Advisory Board

4. Textile Committee, Mumbai

5. The Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd.(HHEC), New Delhi 6. The Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI), Kolkata 7. National Handloom Development Corporation(NHDC), Lucknow 8. National Jute Manufactures Corporation(NJMC), Kolkata

5. Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), Gaziabad

5. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi

6. South India Textiles Research Association(SITRA), Coimbatore 7. Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association(SASMIRA)

6. Jute Advisory Board

8. Wool Research Association(WRA), Thane

9. National Textiles Corporation Ltd. (NTC), New Delhi

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There are 11 (Eleven) Textiles Export Promotion Councils representing various Section of the Textiles & Clothing industry which function in association with various Ministries and Departments to promote exports of their sectoral products and enhance trade in the global market. 5. Handlooms Export Promotion Council (HEPC), Chennai Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC), Mumbai Powerlooms Development & Export Promotion Council (PDExCIL), Mumbai Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), Mumbai Wool and Woolen Export Promotion Council (WWEPC), New Delhi

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1. 2. 3. 4. Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), New Delhi Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC), New Delhi Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TExPROCIL), Mumbai Export Promotion Council Handicrafts (EPCH), New Delhi for

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CHAPTER III THE ORGANIZED TEXTILES MILL INDUSTRY

he Cotton / Man-made fibre textile industry is the largest organized industry in the country in terms of employment (nearly 1 million workers) and number of units. Besides, there are a large number of subsidiary industries dependent on this sector, such as those manufacturing machinery, accessories, stores, ancillaries, dyes & chemicals. As on 30.11.2011, there were 1946 cotton/man-made fibre textile mills (non-SSI) in the country with an installed capacity of 43.13 million spindles 5,20,000 rotors and 52,000 looms. Textile production covering man-made fibre, man-made filament yarn and cotton yarn is showing a decreasing trend. Blended and 100% non cotton yarn production recorded an increase of 5.2% during 2011-12 (April October 2011). The production of spun yarn during April-Oct. (2011-12) has shown a decrease of 8.1%. The production of cotton yarn during 2011-12 (AprilOct.) recorded a decrease of 12.7% (Provisional).

the same period cloth production by power loom and hosiery sector showed a decrease of 4.4% and 17.8% respectively. However the cloth production in handloom sector showed an increase of 3%.

CAPACITY
There were 1946 cotton/man-made fibre textile mills (non-SSI) in the country with an installed capacity of 43.13 million spindles 5,20,000 rotors and 52,000 looms as on 30.11.2011.

CAPACITY UTILISATION IN THE MILL SECTOR


The capacity utilization in the spinning sector of the organized textile mill industry ranged between 80 to 90 % while the capacity utilization in the weaving sector of the organized textile mill industry ranged between 41 to 62 %.

PRODUCTION OF SPUN YARN


The contribution from the SSI sector has been about 10% in the total spun yarn production. A statement showing the production of spun yarn (including SSI units) during the last few years is given at table 3.1.

Cloth production by mill sector showed marginal increase of 4.6% during April-Oct. (2011-12) (provisional). During

Table 3.1
Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (April-Oct 11)
P-provisional

Cotton Yarn 2521 2824 2948 2896 3079 3490 1785

Blended Yarn and 100% noncotton yarn 937 989 1055 1016 1114 1223 730

Total Spun Yarn 3458 3813 4003 3912 4193 4713 2515

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SICKNESS/CLOSURE OF TEXTILE MILLS
The incidence of sickness and closure in the organized textiles industry is a matter of concern. Textiles being the oldest and the largest industry of the country, it is but natural that at any given point of time some textiles units could be lying sick / closed. One main reason of sickness is structural transformation resulting in the composite units in the organized sector losing ground to power looms in the decentralised sector, on account of the latters greater cost effectiveness. Other causes of sickness/ closure of the industry include low productivity due to lack of modernisation, stagnation in demand and inability of some units to expand in the export market, increase in the cost of inputs, difficulties in getting timely and adequate working capital and the availability of power, labour disputes, excess capacity, failure to diversify in emerging areas, poor management, etc. The details of closure of cotton/man-made fibre textile mills is given at table 3.2. textile mills, however, has stagnated, because the past Government policy permitted only marginal expansion in weaving capacity in the organized mill sector. Even after the removal of restrictions in the Textile Policy of 1985, weaving capacity has been consistently declining. This is attributable to the structural transformation in the industry, leading to the de-linking of weaving from spinning and the emergence of the decentralized powerloom sector. In the organized sector the loom age capacity has declined from 1.23 lakh in March, 2000 to 0.86 lakh in March, 2005, and to 0.56 lakh in March 2008 and the same further declined to 0.52 lakh in 2011. Over the years, production of cloth in the mill sector is showing a steady growth since 2003-04 onwards and was 2016 million sq. meter in 2009-10. The total production of cloth by all sectors i.e. mill, powerloom, handloom, hosiery and khadi, wool and silk has shown an upward trend in recent years. The Cloth production in 2010-11 is 59525 mn. sq. mtrs. (Provisional). The cloth production during April-Oct (2011-12) showed a decrease by 6.5% (provisional). The production of cloth in different sectors of textiles is given at table 3.3.

PRODUCTION OF CLOTH EMPLOYMENT GENERATION

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The weaving capacity in the organized sector, along with the number of composite

Table 3.2
Year 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (As on 31.8.2011) No. of Spinning Mills 295 349 374 376 387 380 318 339 365 471 470 No .of composite Mills 126 134 94 99 96 87 63 64 68 82 85 Total 421 483 468 475 483 467 381 403 433 552 555

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Table 3.3. PRODUCTION OF CLOTH IN DIFFERENT SECTORS MILL SECTOR
Item Cotton Blended 100% Non Cotton Total

(in million sqmeter)


2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (P) (April-Oct) 1072 243 211 1526 1192 252 212 1656 1305 330 111 1746 1249 422 110 1781 1259 426 111 1796 1465 482 69 2016 1604 526 75 2205 986 310 42 1339

HANDLOOMS SECTOR
Cotton Blended 100% Non Cotton Total 4792 146 784 5722 5236 145 727 6108 5717 99 720 6536 6076 123 748 6947 5840 118 719 6677 5857 137 812 6806 6016 143 790 6949 3548 74 446 4068

DECENTRALISED POWERLOOMS SECTOR


Cotton Blended 100% Non Cotton Total 7361 4526 16438 28325 8821 4632 17173 30626 9647 5025 18207 32879 9923 4918 19884 34725 9621 4764 19263 33648 10128 5487 21382 36997 11852 5853 20224 37929 6729 3554 11172 21454

DECENTRALISED HOSIERY SECTOR


Cotton Blended 100% Non Cotton Total 7430 1117 565 9112 8624 1269 525 10418 9569 1428 507 11504 9948 1425 431 11804 10178 1458 441 12077 11464 1661 577 13702 12270 1756 620 14646 5952 897 383 7232

ALL SECTORS
Cotton Blended 100% Non Cotton Total Khadi, Wool & Silk Grand Total
P = Provisional

20655 6032 17998 44685 693 45378

23873 6298 18637 48808 769 49577

26238 6882 19545 52665 724 53389

27196 6888 21173 55257 768 56025

26898 6766 20534 54198 768 54966

28914 7767 22840 59521 812 60333

31742 8278 21710 61730 812 62542

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The employment generation in cotton/ man-made fibre /Yarn Textile Mill Sector (including SSI spinning and excluding weaving units) textile industry projected for the terminal year of the 11th plan is 1.40 million numbers. With effect from 28.04.2011, Restructured TUFS has been approved with the enhanced 11th Plan allocation under TUFS from Rs. 8000 crore to Rs. 15404 crore. The Restructured TUFS ensure focus of interventions on hitherto slow growing sectors like weaving, encouragement to forward integration and tighter administrative controls and monitoring of the scheme. The Restructured TUFS is expected to trigger additional investments of over Rs. 46,900 crore during the balance period of the xIth Five Year Plan.

TECHNOLOGY UPGRADATION FUND SCHEME (TUFS)


The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) was launched on 01.04 1999, for a period of five years, and was subsequently extended upto March 31, 2007. The Scheme provides for interest reimbursement/capital subsidy/Margin Money subsidy and has been devised to bridge the gap between the cost of interest and the capital component to ease up the working capital requirement and to reduce the transaction cost, etc. The Scheme is an important tool to infuse financial support to the textiles industry and help it capitalize on the vibrant and expanding global and domestic markets, through technology upgradation, cost effectiveness, quality production, efficiency and global competitiveness. During its initial years, the progress of the Scheme was moderate and it gained momentum from 2004-05 onwards. The Scheme has been further extended till 2012 with modified financial and operational parameters which focus on additional capacity building, better adoption of technology, and provides for a higher level of assistance to segments that have a larger potential for growth, like garmenting, technical textiles, and processing. The scheme is administered through 3 nodal agencies, 36 nodal banks and 108 co-opted PLIs. The scheme since inception has propelled investment of more than Rs. 2,10,000 crores. An amount of Rs. 13637.53 crore has been released towards subsidy under the Scheme as on 31.10.2011.

PROGRESS OF TUFS
The progress of TUFS is steadily going up which is evident from the data given at table 3.4.

PROGRESS OF (20% CLCS)


20% Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme under CLCS-TUFS for power loom units had been launched on 6th November 2003. Under the scheme, Rs. 223.27 crores has been disbursed to 3033 cases as on 30.11.2011 as per details given at table 3.5.

SCHEME FOR INTEGRATED TEXTILE PARKS (SITP)


Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks was approved in the 10th Five Year Plan to provide the industry with world-class infrastructure facilities for setting up their textile units by merging the erstwhile Apparel Parks for Exports Scheme (APES) and Textile Centre Infrastructure Development Scheme (TCIDS).

Scope of the Scheme


The scheme targets industrial clusters/ locations with high growth potential, which require strategic interventions by way of providing world-class infrastructure support. The project cost covers the cost of common infrastructure

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Table 3.4 (Rs. in crore)
Period Received No. of applications 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 (P) 2009-2010 2010-11 (Upto June 2010) P) As on 30.06.2010(P) 407 719 472 494 867 986 1086 12336 2408 6113 2384 256 Project Cost 5771 6296 1900 1835 3356 7941 16194 61063 21254 56542 28005 397 Sanctioned No. of applications 309 616 444 456 884 986 1078 12589 2260 6072 2352 256 28302 Project Cost 5074 4380 1320 1438 3289 7349 15032 66233 19917 55707 27611 397 207747 Amount 2421 2090 630 839 1341 2990 6776 29073 8058 24007 6612 254 85091 Disbursed No. of Amount applications 179 494 401 411 814 801 993 13168 2207 6111 2361 240 28180 746 1863 804 931 856 1757 3962 26605 6854 21826 8140 282 Subsidy 1 70 198.89 202.59 249.06 283.60 485 823.92 1143.37 2632.00 2886 2784.18

28528 210554

74627 11759.61

Table 3.5
Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5. 6 7 8 9 Year 2003- 2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-11 2011-12 (As on 30.11.2011) TOTAL No. of units 004 150 368 958 436 404 363 233 117 3033 Amount of subsidy released (Rs. in crore) 00.10 06.00 23.00 68.89 35.92 32.48 30.57 17.72 8.59 223.27

and buildings for production/support activities, depending on the needs of the ITP. There will be flexibility in setting up ITPs to suit the local requirements.

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of the Integrated Textile Park (ITP). At each ITP, there would be a separate Special Purpose vehicle (SPv) formed with the representatives of local Industry, Financial Institutions, State and Central Government. SPv shall invariably be a Corporate Body registered under the Companies Act. Any different structure for the SPv requires the approval of the Project Approval Committee. The SPvs shall have operational autonomy so that they do not become surrogate Public Sector Enterprises or be controlled by Central/State Governments. The components of an ITP are broadly divided in the following groups:(a) Group A - Land. (b) Group B Common Infrastructure like compound wall, roads, drainage, water supply, electricity supply including captive power plant, effluent treatment plant, and telecommunication lines etc. (c) Group C Buildings for common facilities like testing laboratory, design center, training center, trade center/ display center, ware housing facility/ raw material depot, crche, canteen, workers hostel, offices of service providers, labour rest and recreation facilities etc. (d) Group D Factory buildings for production purposes. (e) Group E- Plant & machinery. The total Project Cost for the purpose of this Scheme includes the cost on account of components of ITP, as listed under Groups A, B, C and D above, provided the ownership of the factory buildings vests with the SPv. The SPv will, however, have the option of seeking financial support from Government of India for components under Groups B and C only, if factory buildings are individually owned. A panel of professional agencies has been appointed as Project Management Consultants (PMCs) for implementing the Scheme. The PMCs will be responsible for the speedy implementation of the Projects in a transparent and professional manner so as to achieve high degree of quality at a low cost acceptable to the members of the SPv for which fee will be paid to the PMCs by the Ministry of Textiles. The PMCs will report to Ministry of Textiles, which shall directly supervise the implementation of projects under the superintendence and control of Secretary (Textiles). The project proposal as submitted by PMCs shall be considered and appraised by the Project Scrutiny Committee (PSC) headed by JS (SITP), Ministry of Textiles. Project Scrutiny Committee will appraise all the proposal submitted by PMCs in terms of the project components, viability, feasibility and time lines of each project. The Committee shall look into the utility of the projects in terms of modernization & integration of supply and management chain, and make the final recommendations to Project Approval Committee (PAC). The Project Approval Committee will consider and approve the recommendations of Project Scrutiny Committee headed by Minister of Textiles with Secretary (Textiles), and JS, Ministry of Textiles in charge of SITP as members.

Funding Pattern
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cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 40 crore. GOI support under the Scheme will be generally in the form of grant to the SPv unless specifically decided to be equity. However, the combined equity stake of GOI/State Government/State Industrial Development Corporation, if any, should not exceed 49%. However, GOI support will be provided @ 90% of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 40 crore for first two projects in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir. One project of Kanpur Uttar Pradesh nearing completion (Training centre component yet to be completed)

Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP):


As per the target, forty (40) Textiles Park projects have been sanctioned. Estimated project cost (for common infrastructure and common facilities) of the 40 sanctioned projects is Rs. 4133.09 Crore, of which Government of India assistance under the scheme would be Rs. 1419.69 Crore. An amount of Rs. 992.43 Crore has been released under SITP. 2292 entrepreneurs will put up their units in these parks covering an area of 4307.97 Acre. The estimated investment in these parks will be Rs. 19456.90 Crore and estimated annual production will be Rs. 33568.50 Crore. Andhra Pradesh (5), Gujarat (7), Maharashtra (9), Tamil Nadu (8), Rajasthan (5), Karnataka (1), Punjab (3), West Bengal (1), Madhya Pradesh (1). Seven projects have been completedBrandix & PochampallyAndhra Pradesh, Gujarat Eco Textile Park &Mundra Gujarat, Palladam Hi-Tech Weaving Park, Karur Tamil Nadu and Islampur Integrated Textile Park, Maharashtra. Production has been started in 24 out of 40 projects.

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION TEXTILE CENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (TCIDS):


18 Projects sanctioned GOI Share Rs.268.86 crores. Released Rs.210.59 crores Four Projects completed, KannurKerala, Bhiwandi-Maharashtra, and Tirupur- Tamil Nadu, PandesaraSurat. One project nearing completion i.e. SEWA-Gujarat

APPAREL PARKS FOR EXPORTS SCHEME (APES)


12 Projects sanctioned GOI Share Rs.185.22 crores.

Future Programme
Released Rs.130.85 crores Four Projects completed BangaloreKarnataka, ThiruvananthapuramKerala, TIrupur-Tamil Nadu, and Tronica City-Uttar Pradesh Considering the overwhelming response to the scheme and opportunities for growth of the textiles industry and in view of the consistent requests from State Governments, industry groups

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and entrepreneurs for setting up of new textile parks, a note was submitted by the Ministry of Textiles for consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for approval of more Textile Parks. The CCEA has approved the proposal for sanction of additional parks under SITP to utilize the balance Rs. 200 Crore in the 11th Five Year Plan and number of projects be limited in such a way that committed liability of the new parks does not exceed Rs. 200 Crore in the 12th Five Year Plan. The CCEA also approved the revised guidelines enabling a two tier scrutiny and approval mechanism. The proposals received for new parks have been examined by the Project Scrutiny Committee (PSC) comprising representatives from Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Ministry of Environment & Forest. After examination by PSC, 21 new Textile Park proposals have been approved by the Project Approval Committee under the Chairmanship of Minister of Textiles with Secretary (T) and JS concerned as members. to fulfilling its own obligation. Normally, mills accept such transfer on premium. With the strict enforcement of the provisions of the Hank Yarn Packing Notification by the Office of the Textile Commissioner, Mumbai, it is ensured that actual packing of Hank Yarn is sufficient to meet the total domestic requirement of hank yarn in the country. The details of Hank Yarn Packing Obligation and its fulfillment by actual packing for the last five years are given at table 3.6.

TEXTILE WORKERS REHABILITATION FUND SCHEME (TWRFS)


The Textile Workers Rehabilitation Fund Scheme came into force with effect from 15.09.1986 with the objective to provide interim relief to textile workers rendered unemployed as a consequence of permanent closure of any particular portion or entire textile unit. Assistance under the Scheme is payable to eligible workers only for the purpose of enabling them to settle in another employment. Such assistance is not heritable, transferable or capable of being attached on account of any other liabilities of the worker. The workers eligibility shall cease if he takes up employment in another registered or licensed undertaking. The rehabilitation assistance will not be curtailed if the worker fixes himself in a self-employment venture.

HANK YARN OBLIGATION SCHEME


The Hank Yarn Obligation (HYO) is a statutory obligation which enjoins upon spinning mills to pack yarn in hank form. This Scheme is meant for protection of the handloom industry by way of ensuring that the yarn in hank form is available in adequate quantity at reasonable prices to the handloom industry. Failure to comply with this obligation invites lodging of FIR against the defaulting mills by the Office of the Textile Commissioner. The current level of obligation is 40% of the total yarn packed by the mills for civil consumption. The obligation has to be fulfilled in quarterly periods commencing from January-March. The Scheme also provides that shortfall in fulfillment of the obligation may be met by transferring of the obligation to another mill which has excess production of hank yarn in addition

Closed Textile Unit


For the purpose of this scheme, closed textile unit means: (i) a unit licensed or registered under the Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951 or with the Textile Commissioner as a medium scale unit on the day of its closure;

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Table 3.6
Sr. No. Year No. of Units submitted the returns Fulfillment of Hank Yarn Obligation (HYO) HYO Fulfillment of HYO (on actual packing basis) 408.89 441.94 485.03 527.37 524.00 534.74 559.85 268.62 Shortfall (-)/Excess (+) in fulfillment of HYO Percentage of fulfillment of HYO

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2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (April to Sept 2011)

2151 1942 2022 2099 2114 2090 2126 2117

383.58 451.84 484.67 516.03 492.51 525.78 567.44 252.21

(+)25.31 (-)9.9 (+)0.63 (+)11.07 (+)31.49 (+)8.96 (-)7.59 (+)16.41

106.60% 97.81% 100.13% 102.14% 106.39% 101.70% 98.67% 106.51%

for closure from the appropriate State Government under section 25(O) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or alternatively an Official Liquidator was appointed under Companies Act, 1956, for the purpose of winding up of the unit. (iii) The unit was closed down on or after 06.06.1985. (iv) This also includes partially closed units wherein the State Governments recommend that an entire uneconomic activity (like weaving or processing) is scrapped as a part of rehabilitation package for a sick/weak mill (as per the RBI definition) approved by the Nodal Agency/BIFR provided the scrapped capacity is surrendered for cancellation and endorsement is made on the License / Registration certificate to this effect.

unit on the date of its closure continuously for five years or more and earning a wage equivalent of Rs. 2500 per month or less for the mills closed between 06.06.1985 to 01.04.1993 and Rs.3500 or less thereafter. They should be contributing to provident fund maintained by the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner of the State concerned.

Period and Quantum of Relief


Relief under the Scheme is available only for three years on a tapering basis but will not extend beyond the date of superannuation of any worker. The worker is entitled to get relief: to the extent of 75% of the wage equivalent in the first year of the closure of the unit; to the extent of 50% of the wage equivalent in the second year; and to the extent of 25% of the wage equivalent in the third year.

Eligibility
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Operation of the Scheme
The office of the Textile Commissioner, Mumbai administers the scheme, through its Regional offices and in coordination with State Government, Official Liquidator, Provident Fund Authorities, concerned designated Trade Union and designated Banks. The State Government will collect the details of the workers etc. from the management/official Liquidator/provident fund authority etc. and prepare a list of eligible workers and forward the same to the concerned Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner in the prescribed Proforma. Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner scrutinizes the list and the list of eligible workers with eligible relief is sent to State Government and designated trade union, besides keeping on a notice board. The individual eligible workers are required to open a separate Savings Bank Account in the designated nationalized Bank and forward a certificate to the effect along with his relief claiming application to the Regional office of the Textile Commissioner through the State Government. In the mean time the Regional office of the Textile Commissioner examines the proposals and assesses the fund requirement and reports to the Head quarter Office of the Textile Commissioner for releasing fund. On receipt of fund allocation, necessary fund is allotted to the Regional Office in the form of Letter of Credit opened by the Pay & Accounts Officer (Textiles), Mumbai. On receipt of funds, Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner disburses the relief by sending a consolidated cheque in favour of the designated Bank along with the list of eligible workers and the amount of relief to be paid to each of the eligible workers.

Progress
Till 30.11.2011, 1,12,868 workers out of 1,43,532 workers on the rolls of 86 mills had been disbursed relief of `300.94 crore. The State-wise cumulative position is given at table 3.7.

Table 3.7.
S. No State No. of mills identified No. of workers on roll 4 80749 9958 19800 5685 10020 5187 2072 500 6685 2876 143532 6 5 6 10 1 3 1 4 7 86 No. of workers benefited (as on 30.11.2011) No. of mills 5a 43 6 5 6 10 1 3 1 4 6 84 Workers received relief 5b 63649 7893 18857 4761 6025 5170 2042 437 2311 1723 112868 Disbursed amount (` in crores) 6 159.63 23.21 52.64 7.45 22.00 11.93 5.34 2.47 8.96 7.31 300.94

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PROCESSING SECTOR
The textile-processing segment of the Indian textile industry is highly fragmented and can be broadly divided into four segments: (i) Hand processing units. of India on 01.04.1999, envisages boosting investment in high-tech processing units, by providing 5% interest reimbursement on TUF loans. The scheme has been extended for 11th five year plan. (ii) In order to take care of quality requirements and facilitate ecofriendly production of processed fabric, eco-testing and quality testing facilities have been created throughout the country, so that the testing facilities are available within the reach of majority of manufacturers/ exporters of textiles items. (iii) In order to boost investment in high tech capital intensive textile processing projects, a scheme to provide 10% capital subsidy on specified high tech machines has been introduced. The units put up under this scheme may avail 5% interest reimbursement under TUFS, in addition to 10% capital subsidy. This facility has been extended for 11th five year plan. (iv) In order to develop textile clusters in an integrated manner the scheme of Textiles Centre Infrastructure Development (TCIDS) has been merged with Apparel Park Scheme and is now known as Scheme for Integrated Textiles Park (SITP). Under this scheme the textile parks with all infrastructural facilities including state-of-the-art effluent treatment plants are encouraged. The scheme provides for 40% subsidy on the project cost subject to the maximum of Rs.40 crore.

(ii) Hand processing units with certain exempted power processes. (iii) Independent units. power processing

(iv) Processing facilities attached to composite or semi-composite mills. Government has identified processing as a critical segment. The National Textile Policy envisages: Setting up of modern processing units, which would meet the international quality and environmental norms. Expansion of the network of CAD / CAM, computerized color matching and testing facilities, particularly in the clusters of the decentralized textile centers. Extending necessary support to individual units in achieving ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO - 14000 (environment) standards Giving a thrust to development of eco-friendly dyes, including natural and vegetable dyes and on energy conservation.

Globally the environmental issues are increasingly dominating the textile processing industry. In view of this, and as per mandate of National Textile Policy, the important steps taken by Government to boost the high-tech investment in processing sector include: (i) Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme launched by Government

TECHNICAL TEXTILES
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their technical performance and functional properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics. Other terms used for defining technical textiles include industrial textiles, functional textiles, performance textiles, engineering textiles, smart textiles and hi-tech textiles. Technical Textiles is the emerging area for investment in India. The potential of technical textile in India is still untapped. In order to address the major constraints for improving production and consumption of technical textiles, Ministry of Textiles has launched Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) with two minimissions for a period of five years (from 2010-11 to 2014-15) with a fund outlay of Rs. 200 crore during December 2010. The details of the mission are given below: Scheme for Growth and Development of Technical Textiles (SGDTT), four more COEs have been set up in the area of Nonwovens, Composites, Indutech and Sportech to support the manufacturers of technical textiles of respective segment. The four new Centres of Excellence are given at table 3.8. The essential facilities to be created in the Centres of Excellence are as follows: i) Facilities for of products of technical international collaboration laboratories testing and evaluation of identified segments textiles with national/ accreditation and with foreign institutes / with I.T.

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Mini-Mission- I of TMTT
Objectives: Standardization, creating common testing facilities with national / international accreditation, indigenous development of prototypes and resource center with I.T. infrastructure.

Resource Centre infrastructure

Facilities for indigenous development of prototypes

iv) Facilities for training of core personnel and regular training of personnel from the technical textile industry v) Knowledge holders sharing with stake

Interventions
a) Setting up of four Centers of Excellence (COEs) to provide infrastructure support at one place for the convenience of manufacturers of technical textiles: In addition to four COEs already established in Agrotech, Geotech, Protech and Meditech under

vi) Incubation Centre vii) Setting up of standards at par with global level b) Upgradation of existing Centres of Excellence four

Table 3.8
Sr. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. Name of agencies DKTE Societys Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Ahmedabad Textile Industrys Research Association (ATIRA), Ahmadabad, Gujarat. Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai Area of Centre of Excellence Non-Wovens Indutech Composites Sportech

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Four COEs have already been established namely BTRA for Geotech, SITRA for Meditech, NITRA for Protech & SASMIRA for Agrotech under the Scheme for Growth and Development of Technical Textiles (SGDTT), but these centres are not having facilities for development of prototypes, incubation centre for products of their segments and provision for recurring expenditure for appointment of experts. Therefore, a fund support is being provided to the existing COEs to upgrade them in line with new COEs.

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Objectives: Support for domestic & export market development of technical textiles

The awareness about the technical textiles is still low among the stake holders. In order to create the awareness about technical textiles, reputed National and International agencies including the Indian Diaspora settled abroad are being invited to conduct Seminars, Workshops and short term training programmes in which know-how about latest technology, international practices, market details, global scenario etc. is being shared. So far, eight programmes have already been organised during this year under this component. Programmes have received huge response from all stake holders.

Interventions: a) Support for business start-up:


Technical textiles is a new area and entrepreneurs especially SME sector find it difficult to start a project on technical textiles .The COE and other associations / institutes/ independent reputed consultants have been empanelled by the MOT / Office of the Textile Commissioner who will prepare project reports and do the hand holding of the potential entrepreneurs till the completion of the projects. So far, five consultants have already been empanelled for Business Start-up under Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT). These consultants will provide end to end service to the potential investors including product selection, technology definition and procurement, market assessment, commercialization and marketing assistance.

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Social compliance through standardization, regulatory measures:


Some technical textiles require encouragement for use by user industries/Ministries and some require mandatory prescription. Consultants are being engaged to identify the needed regulatory changes required along with international best practices and also the strategy to facilitate such changes in the rules and regulations.

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Market development Support for marketing support to bulk and institutional buyers etc.:
Under the Scheme Buyers-sellers meet will be organized across the country wherein the indigenous manufacturers can showcase their products and institutional buyers will be invited for enhancing marketing competitiveness of manufacturers.

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TECHNOTEx INDIA 2011: International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles was organized during 25-27 August 2012 at Mumbai under this component. The programme was inaugurated by Textile Minister and was attended by Chief Minster Maharashtra, and Textile Minister, Karnataka. The programme was a huge success. 102 companies participated as exhibitors. There was a separate China pavilion in the exhibition and three State Pavillions. Over 280 delegates attended the Conference. 41 speakers addressed the delegates and made presentations. manufacturers. Some of the technical textile units are also participating in the exhibition of application based fairs. The support includes participation in Technical Textile fairs/Application based fairs by the Indian technical textile manufacturers to exhibit their products. Seven units have been approved for support under this component till date.

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Contract Research and Development through IITs/TRAs/ Textile Institutes:


Technical textiles is high technology area where most of the new material high-end converted products are imported, there is strong need for indigenous development of products for which R&D is of prime importance. Therefore, contract research is covered under this head. Individual unit or two or more unit may come together for a Contract research proposal.

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Market development Support for export sales:


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ndias textiles and clothing industry is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of Indias exports worldwide. The report of the Working Group constituted by the Planning Commission on boosting Indias manufacturing exports during 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), envisages Indias exports of Textiles and Clothing at US$ 32.35 billion by the end of xIth Five Year plan, as against of US$ 55 billion envisaged in the Report of Working Group on Textiles for the xIth Five Year Plan and based on historic growth rate of 10% (CAGR), a business as usual approach, will result in exports of US$ 52 billion by the end of xI Plan. An export target of US$ 65 billion and creation of 25 million additional jobs has been proposed with a CAGR of 15% during the xII Plan. At current prices the Indian textiles industry is pegged at US$ 55 billion, 64% of which services domestic demand. The textiles industry accounts for 14% of industrial production, which is 4% of GDP; employs 35 million people and accounts for nearly 12% share of the countrys total exports basket.

reaching a level of US$ 17.52 billion and the growth continued in 200607 with T&C exports of US$19.15 billion recording a increase of 9.28% over the previous year and reached US$ 22.15 billion in 200708 denoting an increase of 15.7%; but declined by over 5% in 2008-09. Exports of Textiles & Clothing grew from US$ 21.22 billion in 200809 to US$ 22.41 billion in 2009-10 and has touched US$ 26.82 billion in 2010-11. In the current financial year i.e. 2011-12, exports of textiles and clothing, as per latest available data covering April-October, 2011, has grown by 28.94% over the corresponding period of 2010-11.
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MILESTONES
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Indias textiles exports at a glance (Principal Commodities) Prepared on 24.01.2012
2008-09 Rs.Crore US$ Mn 47112.77 10383.26 38522.72 8490.08 4721.94 1040.68 3868.11 852.50 21795.40 4803.52 2865.86 631.61 18929.54 4171.91 15090.76 3325.88 1172.01 258.30 13918.75 3067.58 2199.49 484.75 1742.97 384.14 456.52 100.61 3107.78 684.93 1437.73 316.86 1664.82 366.91 5.23 1.15 89306.20 4949.23 1384.19 3506.37 58.67 680.70 680.70 1375.78 251.63 491.64 216.92 415.59 96311.91 11.46% 840755.06 11.46% 185295.36 12.54% 845533.64 12.54% 178751.43 10.63% 1148169.56 10.63% 252354.27 772.77 12.93 150.02 150.02 303.21 55.46 108.35 47.81 91.59 21226.34 3441.74 40.59 759.66 759.66 1033.09 281.07 300.19 144.20 307.63 106045.80 727.61 8.58 160.60 160.60 218.40 59.42 63.46 30.48 65.04 22418.79 4444.96 15.84 689.18 689.18 2076.34 336.93 505.58 533.90 699.93 122056.08 976.95 3.48 151.47 151.47 456.36 74.05 111.12 117.34 153.84 26826.50 1090.77 305.06 4548.91 1066.58 961.67 225.48 5445.45 984.65 1196.85 216.41 19.71% -7.68% 29.15% -60.98% -9.28% -9.28% 100.98% 19.87% 68.42% 270.25% 127.52% 15.10% 35.79% 19682.34

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Readymade Garment RMG of cotton including accessories RMG of Man-made fibre RMG of other textile material Cotton Textiles Cotton raw including waste Cotton yarn, fabrics & madeups Man-made textiles Manmade staple fibres Manmade yarn, fabrics & madeups Wool & Woolen textiles RMG of Wool Woollen yarn, fabrics & madeups Silk RMG of Silk Natural silk yarn, fabrics & madeups Silk waste Handloom Products* Textiles (excluding handicrafts, jute & coir) 24.46% -4.02% 34.27% -59.43% -5.68% -5.68% 108.95% 24.63% 75.10% 284.93% 136.54% 19.66% 41.18% 3042.42 587.55 2449.70 5.17 383.08 383.08 1258.01 207.75 272.15 353.84 424.27 60594.53 10.74% 564313.88 664.06 128.24 534.69 1.13 83.61 83.61 274.58 45.34 59.40 77.23 92.60 13225.72 10.74% 123170.46 2476.59 462.05 2006.50 8.04 531.43 531.43 1197.02 141.31 448.61 136.31 470.79 78034.13 10.03% 778375.03 541.24 100.98 438.50 1.76 116.14 116.14 261.60 30.88 98.04 29.79 102.89 17053.71 10.03% 170107.38

2009-10 Rs.Crore US$ Mn 47608.39 10064.73 38070.33 8048.32 5745.29 1214.59 3792.77 801.82 27016.21 5711.41 9537.08 2016.20 17479.13 3695.20 18783.13 3970.88 1690.68 357.42 17092.45 3613.46 2224.14 470.20 1799.20 380.36 424.94 89.84 2819.46 596.05 1383.42 292.46 1411.12 298.32 24.92 5.27 1252.81 264.85 99704.14 21078.12

2010-11(P) Rs.Crore US$ Mn 48355.57 10627.99 37687.51 8283.27 6489.07 1426.22 4178.99 918.49 38038.19 8360.35 12981.04 2853.08 25057.15 5507.27 21125.13 4643.06 1998.11 439.16 19127.02 4203.90 1955.31 429.75 1477.27 324.69 478.04 105.07 2708.02 595.19 1095.10 240.69 1578.40 346.91 34.52 7.59 1662.89 365.48 113845.11 25021.83

Variation Rs. US$ 1.57% 5.60% -1.01% 2.92% 12.95% 17.42% 10.18% 14.55% 40.80% 46.38% 36.11% 41.51% 43.35% 49.04% 16.93% 12.47% 18.18% 22.87% 11.90% 16.34% -12.09% -8.60% -17.89% -14.64% 12.50% 16.96% -3.95% -0.14% -20.84% -17.70% 11.85% 16.29% 38.52% 44.02% 32.73% 38.00% 14.18% 18.71%

Apr-Oct 2010 Rs.Crore US$ Mn 25254.29 5512.15 19292.50 4210.89 3610.91 788.14 2350.88 513.12 15884.11 3466.96 1766.55 385.58 14117.56 3081.38 11297.00 2465.75 1083.64 236.52 10213.36 2229.23 1139.74 248.77 884.26 193.00 255.48 55.76 1484.22 323.95 630.92 137.71 829.57 181.07 23.73 5.18 851.66 185.89 55911.02 12203.47

Apr-Oct 2011(P) Rs.Crore US$ Mn 32436.57 7088.74 24076.03 5261.62 5265.62 1150.76 3094.92 676.37 22418.43 4899.36 5085.34 1111.36 17333.09 3788.00 14713.41 3215.49 1338.66 292.55 13374.75 2922.94 1485.53 324.65 1092.21 238.69 393.32 85.96 1291.94 282.34 741.12 161.97 536.10 117.16 14.72 3.22 1483.21 324.14 73829.09 16134.73

Variation Rs. US$ 28.44% 28.60% 24.79% 24.95% 45.83% 46.01% 31.65% 31.82% 41.14% 41.32% 187.87% 188.23% 22.78% 22.93% 30.24% 30.41% 23.53% 23.69% 30.95% 31.12% 30.34% 30.50% 23.52% 23.67% 53.95% 54.15% -12.95% -12.84% 17.47% 17.61% -35.38% -35.29% -37.97% -37.89% 74.16% 74.38% 32.05% 32.21% -18.60% -21.36% -18.09% 55.51% 38.73% 38.73% -4.85% -31.98% 64.84% -61.48% 10.96% 28.78% 37.93% -18.50% -21.26% -17.99% 55.71% 38.90% 38.90% -4.73% -31.89% 65.05% -61.43% 11.10% 28.94% 38.11%

Handicrafts Handicrafts (excluding handmade carpets)

Carpets (excluding silk) handmade Silk carpets Coir & Coir Manufacturers Coir & Coir Manufacturers Jute Floor covering of jute Other jute manufactures Jute yarn Jute hessian Total Textiles Exports (incl. handicrafts, coir & jute) % Textile Exports Indias exports of all commodities

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OVERALL EXPORTS
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The total textile exports during April,11 to October,11 (P) were valued at Rs. 78034.13 crore as against Rs. 60594.53 crore during the corresponding period of financial year 2010-11, registering an increase of 28.78 percent in rupee terms. In US dollar terms, the same was valued at US$17053.71 million as against US$ 13225.72 million during the corresponding period of previous financial year registering an increase of 28.94 percent in US$ terms. However, the share of textiles in Indias total exports of all commodities has declined to 10.03 percent from 10.74 per cent during April- October, 2011 as against April- October, 2010.

In US$ terms the surge during April,11 to October,11 registered in Handloom products at 74.38%, Wool & Woolen textiles (30.50%), Man-made textiles (30.41%), RMG (28.60%) and in Coir & Coir Manufactures (38.90%) and Cotton Textiles (41.32%)

LIBERALIZED TRADING REGIME AND EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES


In the liberalized post-quota period, India has emerged as a major sourcing destination for buyers from all over the globe. As a measure of growing interest in the Indian textiles and clothing sector, a number of reputed houses opened their sourcing / liaison office in India. These include Marks and Spencer, Haggar Clothing, Kellwood, Little Label, Boules Trading Company, Castle, Alster International, Quest Apparel Inc., etc. Commercially the buoyant retailers across the world are looking for options of increasing their sourcing from the Indian markets. Indian manufacturers are also pro-actively working towards enhancing their capacities to fulfil this increased demand.

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In rupee / US$ terms (during 201011), exports of readymade garments witnessed the highest export share of 39.61 percent, followed by Cotton Textiles (31.16), and Man-Made Textiles (17.31).

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Global exports of RMG during 200809 were of the order of US$ 10.38 billion, which recorded a marginal decrease to US$ 10.06 billion during 2009-10. However, exports of RMG grew by 5.60% to US$ 10.63 Billion in 2010-11.

TREND DURING THE PERIOD APRIL,11 TO OCTOBER, 11.


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As per latest available statistics, exports of RMG during AprilOctober, 2011 was of the order of USD 7088.74 million as against USD 5512.15 million during the same period last year, indicating an increase of over 28.60% in US$ terms this year. EU was the biggest destination for RMG exports, with over US$ 5.3 billion worth of exports during the year ending March, 2011, recording a growth of over 1% compared to exports in 2009-10. US was the second biggest destination for RMG, with exports of US$ 2.85 billion for the year ending March,11, recording a growth of 7.29% over the last financial year. UAE was the third biggest destination with over a billion dollar worth of exports to that group.

The biggest destination of Indias Handlooms products is the USA followed by the EU.

COUNTRY-WISE ANALYSIS
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Exports of Handicrafts was of the order of US$ 1.45 Billion in 2007-08 and had drastically reduced to US$ 1.09 Billion in 2008-09 and further went down to US$ 961.67 Million in 2009-10. However, during the financial year 2010-11, the exports of handicrafts has appreciated to USD 1.19 billion, recording a surge of 24.46%.

(iii) Global exports of Handlooms (HL)


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a growth of 17.53% over the corresponding period in 2010. China & Turkey, the two largest exporters of T&C to EU have recorded growth of 11.36% and 13.08% respectively during same period. (Source: GTIS) and abroad to enhance the markets of their respective sectors. These councils are:i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TExPROCIL) The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) Wool & Woollen Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) Wool Industry Export Promotion Organization (WOOLTExPRO) Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) Carpet Export (CEPC) Promotion Council for

IMPORTS
The total imports of T&C products by India reached US$ 4.09 billion in 201011. Man-made Filaments was the biggest import amongst T&C items, with a share of USD 0.66 billion followed by impregnated textile fabric (USD 0.62 billion) and manmade staple fibre with a share of USD 0.42 billion. The imports have increased by 21.69% during 2000-11 in dollar terms over the corresponding period last year. However, the share of import of T&C products by India as percentage of total imports of all commodities has decreased during 2010-11, and stood at 1.10% as against 1.17% during 2009-10.

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EXPORT PROMOTION MEASURES


The Government has been continually supporting the textiles exports sector through various provisions of the Foreign Trade Policy and the other policy initiatives to enable the sector to increase market share in the global textiles markets.

Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDExCIL) Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) Jute Product Development Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC)

EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCILS


There are eleven textiles Exports Promotion Councils representing all segments of the Textiles & Clothing sector, viz. readymade garments, cotton, silk, jute, wool, powerloom, handloom, handicrafts, carpets. These Councils work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Textiles and other Ministries to promote the growth of their respective sector in the global export markets. The Councils participate in textiles and clothing fairs and exhibitions in India and abroad as well as mount stand alone shows in India

EXPORT PROMOTION ACTIVITIES OF EPCS


During the year 2010-11, the EPCs continued export promotion activities of textiles exports. These included participation in overseas exhibitions/ fairs, organisation of Buyer-seller-Meets (BSMs) abroad and, sponsoring trade delegations for consolidating the existing markets and exploring new markets. Major textiles fairs like India International Garment Fair and Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair were held in New Delhi, which attracted large number of buyers from all

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over the world. The EPCs participated in all major fairs & exhibition world-wide, and Textiles Mega Shows were jointly put up in Japan, South Africa and Latin America with the support of the Government. human resource employed in Garment Industry. There are 75 ATDC centres including 25 ATDC-IGNOU community colleges and over 50 SMART (Skill for manufacturing of Apparels through Research & Training) centres and skill campus at present functioning across the country to provide trained manpower in the field of Pattern Making/Cutting Techniques and Production Supervision and Quality Control Techniques to the Readymade Garment Industry so that quality garments are manufactured for the global market.

APPAREL TRAINING & DESIGN CENTRES (ATDCS)


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CHAPTER V COTTON

otton is one of the major crops cultivated in India. It accounts for more than 75% of the total fibre consumption in the spinning mills and more than 54% of the total fibre consumption in the textile sector. The twin objective of assuring off-take of the farmers produce at remunerative prices and making available adequate quantity of cotton at a reasonable prices to the domestic textile industry, are sought to be achieved through timely announcement of remunerative Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmer and through appropriate export-import intervention as and when necessary. The New Textile Policy aims at improving the quality of cotton to that of international standards through effective implementation of the Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC).

season 2011-12. Acreage under cotton cultivation has increased by 10% to 121.91 lakh hectares in 201112 as against 111.42 lakh hectares in the previous season. The rise in acreage has been mainly due to switching from other competing crops viz., maize, jawar, pulses etc. With various governmental measure to improve farm practices and release of Bt seeds have enabled the farmers to sustain their continued interests in cotton cultivation. One of the reasons for low yield in India as compared to world average of about 745 kgs/hectare is that nearly 65% of the area under cotton cultivation is rainfed. Despite delayed sowing and subsequent continuous rains in Northern and Central zone, with subsequent favourable agroclimatic conditions, the crop progress is satisfactory in all the cotton growing States. As a result, the cotton production in the country is also expected to increase by 10% to 356.00 lakh bales as against the last year. The largest share in the total production of cotton is of long staple varieties followed by medium and medium long staple. The share of short staple is about 1% and the share of medium & medium long staple varieties was around 20% and the remaining are long and extra long staple varieties. In recent years, there has been a shift in the cultivation pattern and farmers have switched over to high

PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION


During the last five decades, the production of cotton increased from 30.00 lakh bales of 170 kgs each in 1950-51 to an all-time record of 356.00 lakh bales of 170 kgs each during 2011-12. Acreage under cotton cultivation has also increased and from 58.82 lakh hectares in 1950-51 to a record high of 121.91 lakh hectares in 2011-12. The average yield has also increased from 88 kgs in 1950-51 to 554 kgs in 2007-08. Due to receipt of good prices by the cotton farmers for their produce in previous cotton season there has been significant increase in cotton acreage under cotton in cotton

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yielding long staple varieties from the medium staple varieties. The main cotton producing States are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. Domestic consumption of cotton fibre has witnessed sustained growth since 2003-04 onwards due to growing demand for Indian textiles and subsequently, there has been considerable expansion and modernization of textile mills. Even though the Indian cotton consumption has increased with rapid pace in the last few years, still it has not kept pace with the growth in domestic cotton production resulting into surplus availability for exports. The consumption level including consumption of spinning units in the Small Scale Sector and non-mill consumption during 2011-12 has been 250.00 lakh bales as against 253.00 lakh bales in the previous year. The projected slowdown in global economic growth in 2011 and 2012 is expected to affect the cotton consumption of textile products and therefore demand for cotton fibre domestically and internationally. Cotton consumption is likely to be influenced by the cotton farmers in the previous cotton season. As a result, the consumption is estimated at 250.00 lakh bales in 2011-12 as against 253.00 lakh bales in previous year.

Data on area, production, yield and consumption of cotton is given at table 5.1.

EXPORT OF COTTON
During cotton season 2010-11, with increased cotton production for the fourth consecutive year, there was abundant availability of cotton facilitating cotton exports from the country. Further, during the season, the prices of Indian cotton remained competitive and attractive to the overseas buyers as compared to the prices of other equivalent foreign growths. With improvement in quality of Indian

Table 5.1 AREA, PRODUCTION, YIELD AND CONSUMPTION OF COTTON IN LAST FIVE YEARS INCLUDING CURRENT YEAR 2011-12.
Area in lakh hectares 91.44 94.14 94.06 103.10 111.42 121.91 Cotton Production in lakh bales of 170 kgs 280.00 307.00 290.00 305.00 325.00 356.00 Cotton Yield in Kgs/Hectare 521 554 524 503 496 496 Cotton Consumption in lakh bales of 170 kgs(Mill+Non-mill+Small mill) 232.03 236.88 229.00 259.00 253.00 250.00

Cotton Year

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12*

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cotton in terms of contamination and trash contents at par with the international level the demand for Indian cotton has been increasing substantially. During the cotton season 2011-12, the cotton exports from the country had been placed at 80.00 lakh bales as against 70.00 lakh bales during 2010-11. In the current cotton season 2011-12, due to increased gap between production vs. consumption, the cotton imports by China are expected to rise to 3.26 million tons as against 2.61 million. Besides this, world cotton trade is also expected to increase by 2% to 7.8 million tons as against 7.6 million tons in previous year. Due to this as also due to increased availability of cotton, the Cotton Advisory Board has placed cotton exports in 2011-12 at 80.00 lakh bales as against 70.00 lakh bales in previous season. Looking to this, for cotton season 2011-12, the Government of India has placed cotton exports under OGL. However, cotton exports from the country shall depend upon the price parity of domestic cotton vis--vis equivalent foreign growths. MSPs by 10% to 12% as compared to previous year. In current cotton season 2011-12, the prevailing kapas prices in almost all the cotton growing States have been ruling above MSP level. However, due to financial tightness caused by heavy losses suffered in previous year, the mills are refraining themselves from covering cotton requirement for lean season. This may put pressure on the prevailing kapas prices, especially in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Gujarat may touch MSP level and with a view to ensure remunerative prices to the cotton growers, the nodal agencies may have to undertake MSP operations in such areas.

COTTON CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD., (CCI), MUMBAI


The Cotton Corporation of India Ltd., (CCI) was set up in 1970 with the objective of acting as the canalizing agency for import of cotton and undertaking purchase of raw cotton for giving necessary price support to enterprising cultivators growing new varieties of cotton developed as substitute for imported long and extra long staple cottons as also for procuring raw cotton for textile mills, both in public and private sectors. Over the years, its operations have undergone significant changes in keeping with the developments taken place in the Indian cotton economy during past two decades. In the Textile Policy, 1985, CCIs role was expanded to carry out commercial operations for meeting the cotton requirements of institutional buyers and to fulfill the export quotas allocated to it by the Government of India. However, with liberalization, since cotton exports have been placed under Open General Licence (OGL), the system of allocation of export quotas in favour of different agencies have been dispensed with.

Price of kapas (seed cotton)


Government of India announces Minimum Support Price for two basic staple groups viz., medium long staple (staple length 24.5mm to 25.5mm and micronnaire value 4.3 to 5.1) and long staple cotton (staple length 29.5mm to 30.5mm and micronnaire value 4.3 to 5.1). Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is the nominated agency of the Government of India for undertaking MSP operations in the event of prevailing kapas prices touching the MSP level. As per the mandate, in MSP operations, CCI purchase the entire quantity offered to it by the cotton farmers at APMC market yards, without any quantitative restrictions. For cotton season 2011-12, the Government of India has increased the

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The Government of India had launched Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) in February 2000 with four Mini Missions. CCI had been the implementing agency for Mini Mission III (Improvement of Marketing Infrastructure) and Mini Mission Iv (modernization/upgradation of existing G&P factories). The cotton season 2010-11 had been a unique year in the history of cotton economy of the country in as much as the cotton season witnessed unprecedented volatility in the prices of both kapas (seed cotton) and lint cotton. In the first half of the season, cotton prices had reached a record level and the same subsequently dropped substantially. This was mainly due to historically tight world opening stock to use, slowing demand, difficulties to access credit by the cotton spinners, declining prices of cotton yarn etc. Since the prevailing kapas prices in cotton season 2010-11 had ruled above MSP level throughout the season, the Corporation had no occasion to undertake MSP operations in any of the cotton growing States. However, with a view to cater the needs of its regular buyer mills as also to ensure competitive prices to the cotton farmers, the Corporation had undertaken commercial operations and had purchased 13.66 lakh bales. Government nominees, 4 cotton farmers representatives, 3 representatives of cotton manufacturers, 15 representatives of textile industry, 6 representatives of cotton trade, 4 representatives of Ginning and Pressing sector, 4 representatives of cotton research and development institutions, 1 each of powerloom and handloom sector and 18 other nominated/ special invitee members and one memberSecretary. The reconstituted Board is valid upto 4th May 2012.

INTERNATIONAL COTTON ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ICAC)


The International Cotton Advisory Committee is an association of various Governments having interests in production, export, import and consumption of cotton. It is an organization designed to promote cooperation in the solution of cotton problems, particularly those of international scope and significance. India is a member of the ICAC and makes an yearly contribution towards it, as assessed by it from time to time. The 70th Plenary session of the ICAC was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina during September 2011. The theme of plenary meeting was Public and Private sector role in the Cotton Value Chain: Ensuring Both Efficiency and Fairness.

COTTON ADVISORY BOARD (CAB)


The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) is a representative body of various interest groups/stakeholders in cotton sector viz., Governmental agencies, cotton growers, textile industry and trade. It advises the Government generally on matters pertaining to production, consumption and marketing of cotton and also provides a forum for liaison amongst the cotton textile mill industry, the cotton growers, the cotton trade and the Government. The Board, reconstituted on 4th May 2010, has got 75 members of which 9 are Central Government nominees, 9 State

THE COTTON YARN ADVISORY BOARD


The Cotton Yarn Advisory Board, headed by the Textiles Commissioner was constituted on 13th September, 2010 up to 31st March, 2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. It is a representative body of various inters groups like Government agencies, textiles industry and trade. Its main functions are to monitor domestic and international prices of cotton yarn, suggest measures for increasing the availability of cotton yarn, monitor import and export of yarn and prepare the Cotton Yarn Balance Sheet.

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CHAPTER VI THE JUTE AND JUTE TEXTILES INDUSTRY

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CHAPTER-VI THE JUTE AND JUTE TEXTILES INDUSTRY

Raw Jute
he Jute industry occupies an important place in the national economy of India. It is one of the major industries in the eastern region, particularly in West Bengal. Jute, the golden fibre, meets all the standards for safe packaging in view of being a natural, renewable, biodegradable and ecofriendly product. It is estimated that the jute industry provides direct employment to 0.37 million workers in organized mills and in diversified units including tertiary sector and allied activities and supports the livelihood of around 4.0 million farm families. In addition, there are a large number of persons engaged in the trade of jute.

Jute Yarn
by 25 % to 3.0 million tonnes in 2007-08 compared to 2004-05 season. Production in India has also increased by 28% to 1.8 million tonnes in 2007-08 over 2004-05. There are 83 composite jute mills in India. Out of the total 83 jute mills, 64 jute mills are located in West Bengal, 3 each in Bihar and U.P., 7 in Andhra Pradesh 2 each in Chattisgarh & Orissa and 1 each in Assam and Tripura. Ownership- wise division is:- 6 mills are under Government of Indias P.S.U., 1 mill (Tripura) is under State Government, 2 mills (Assam & New Central) are in the co-operative sector and 74 are privately owned mills. As on 31-01-2010 total number of looms installed in the jute industry stood at 48,245 consisting of 23,372 Hessian looms, 22,148 sacking looms, 1,058 C.B.C looms and others at 1,060. The installed spindles in jute mills other than 100% export oriented units were 731,408 comprising of 622,324 fine spindles and 109,084 coarse spindles. Installed spindles in 100% export oriented units stood at 9,482 with fine spindles at 6,974 and coarse spindles at 2,508. The

In the world perspective, India is the major producer of both raw jute and jute products. Out of the total world production of Jute, Kenaf and allied fibre of 3.0 million tonnes in 2007-08, India produced 1.8 million tonnes. In percentage terms India accounted for 60 % of world production in 2007-08. Global production of jute and allied fibres is estimated to have increased

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maximum installed capacity in jute mills other than 100% export oriented units (on the basis of 305 working days per year) is estimated to be of 2.47 million tonnes per annum. thousand quintal. The average area under jute cultivation in West Bengal is little more than 6 lakh hectares for which the annual requirement of jute seeds is nearly 35-40 thousand quintal. The present level of certified jute seed production can cater to the needs of nearly 35 per cent of the jute area in the country. Public Sector Organizations like the National Seeds Corporation, the Maharashtra State Seed Corporation, the State Farms Corporation of India are the major producers of jute seed. This apart, the Andhra Pradesh State Seeds Development Corporation and the West Bengal State Seeds Corporation are also involved in jute seed production. The total production of seed, mainly certified seed, by the Public Sector organizations is about 25-30 per cent of the total requirement. The rest of the seed is produced by the Private Sector organizations. For augmenting supply of certified seeds, Jute Corporation of India has taken the following steps:-

RAW JUTE SCENARIO


Raw jute crop is an important cash crop to the farmers. Cultivation of raw jute crop provides not only fibre, which has industrial use, but also the jute stick which is used as fuel by the farming community. Raw jute is produced mainly in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya. The table 6.1 will indicate the supply demand position of raw jute including mesta for the period from 2006-07 to 2011-12:-

JUTE SEEDS
Based on the average area under jute cultivation in the country, the annual requirement of jute seeds is around 50-55

Table 6.1 RAW JUTE BALANCE SHEET (Qty.: In lakh bales of 180 kg of each bale)
2006-07 (A) SUPPLY i) Opening stock iii) Import Total (B)DISTRIBUTION iv)Mill consumption v) Domestic/Industrial consumption vi) Export Total (C)CLOSING STOCK 81.00 8.00 Neg 89.00 23.00 99.00 9.00 Neg 108.00 22.00 89.00 9.00 Neg 98.00 8.00 77.00 10.00 2.00 89.00 12.00 90.00 10.00 Nil 100.00 18.00 95.00 10.00 1.00 106.00 27.00 8.00 100.00 4.00 112.00 23.00 99.00 8.00 130.00 22.00 82.00 2.00 106.00 8.00 90.00 3.00 101.00 12.00 100.00 6.00 118.00 18.00 110.00 5.00 133.00 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

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In 2010, JCI had targeted a distribution of 500 MT certified jute seeds during sowing season i.e. March/April, 2010. The subsidy of Rs. 40 per kg was provided to jute growers. JCI distributed 437.580 MT seeds. JCI aims to distribute 1360 MT of certified jute seeds in the year 2011 through its 171 DPCs along with the help of State Cooperative Societies and Farmers Club. JCI has so far (as on 04.05.2011) distributed 676.96 MT seeds. Commodities) Act, 1987 empowers the Central Government to constitute a Standing Advisory Committee consisting of such persons as have, in the opinion of that Government, the necessary expertise to give advice in the matter of determining the commodity or class of commodities or percentages thereof in respect of which jute packaging material shall be used in their packing. As per clause 5 of the Jute Packaging Material (Compulsory Use in Packaging Commodities) Rule, 1987, the said Committee shall meet at least once a year to review the commodity or class of commodities or percentages thereof required to be packed in jute packaging material under section 3 of the JPM Act. The Standing Advisory Committee shall after considering the following matters make recommendations to the Central Government: The existing level of usage of jute material. The quantity of raw jute available. The quantity available. of jute material

Further, the offices under Ministry of Textiles (National Jute Board and Jute Corporation of India) are working on projects with CRIJAF and NIRJAFT (research organizations under the Ministry of Agriculture) to develop better jute seeds to improve agronomical practices for jute cultivation. In addition, the JCI and NJB work together to distribute high yielding certified jute seeds to farmers at subsidized rates. In the coming season the target for such distribution is 1300 MT (out of a total demand of about 6000 MT).

JUTE PACKAGING MATERIAL (COMPULSORY USE IN PACKING COMMODITIES) ACT, 1987:


The Jute Packaging Material (Compulsory Use in Packaging Commodities) Act, 1987 has been enacted to provide for the compulsory use of jute packaging material in the supply and distribution of certain commodities in the interests of production of raw jute and jute packaging material, and of persons engaged in the production thereof, and for matters connected therewith. Clause 4 (1) of the Jute Packaging Material (Compulsory Use in Packaging

The protection of interests of persons engaged in the jute Industry and in the production of raw jute. The need for continued maintenance of jute industry. Such other matters as the Standing Advisory Committee may think fit.

The Central Government may after considering the recommendations of the SAC, from time to time, issue orders under section 3(1) of the JPM Act for the compulsory use of jute packaging material for certain commodity or class of commodities or percentages thereof, if it is satisfied that it is necessary to do so in the interest of production of raw jute and jute packaging material.

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The level of reservation recommended by the Central Government in the past few years have been given at table 6.2. In the last Standing Advisory Committee (19th) meeting held on 13.06.2011, the representative of the Indian Sugar Mills Association requested that like cement and fertilizer, sugar should also be removed from JPM Act with immediate effect. The representative of the National Cooperative Sugar Factories Association and All India Flat Tape Association had endorsed the views of ISMA. While summarizing the discussions, it was emphasized that the socio-economic factors have to be taken into account while arriving at the decision for reservation norms for 2011-12. After detailed deliberations on the issue, the Standing Advisory Committee agreed to recommend to the Government that 90% of both foodgrains and sugar be compulsorily packed in jute bags. However, CCEA has approved 100% of both foodgrains and sugar be compulsorily packed in jute bags. The statutory order in this regard has been issued.

PRODUCTION OF JUTE GOODS


During 2010-11 (April-March), the total production of jute goods was around 1565.7 thousand MT compared to 1323.3 thousand MT in the corresponding period of 2009-10 registering an increase of 18.3%. Production of jute goods in the current financial year upto October, 2011 is at 895.2 thousand MT as against 930.0 thousand MT during the corresponding period of last financial year. Trends in the production of jute goods from the year 2003-04 are given at table 6.3.

Table 6.2 Mandatory Jute Packaging Orders issued under JPM Act, 1987
Order Date 24.07.2006 09.08.2007 01.09.2008 22.09.2009 27.08.2010 Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Sugar 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% Foodgrains 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Table 6.3
(April-March) 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (April-Oct.) 2010-11 (April-Oct) Hessian 305.2 310.3 320.0 240.3 350.3 297.8 206.5 244.4 134.8 153.9 Sacking 979.3 992.0 1007.4 874.7 1143.0 1071.4 921.6 1076. 9 661.9 619.3 CBC 4.7 4.1 6.2 2.9 6.0 4.1 3.6 4.7 2.1 2.9 Others 84.4 94.0 134.2 120.2 276.7 260.4 191.6 239.7 96.3 153.9 Total 1571.3 1613.1 1582.1 1356.3 1776.0 1633.7 1323.3 1565.7 895.2 930.0

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The Projections for production during 2011-12 is given at table 6.4. Table 6.4:
Items Hessian Sacking CBC Others Total Qty. in 000 MT 231.1 1134.8 3.6 165.1 1534.6

12.15.% During the current financial year 2011-12 (April-October), domestic consumption of total jute goods is 776.8 thousand MT as against 781.0 thousand MT in the corresponding period of the last year. volume of B. Twill bags purchased by different food grain procuring agencies during financial year 2010-11 was 20,57,000 bales (683,952 MT) as against 16,73,000 bales (556,272 MT) in 2009-10. In the current financial year 2011-12 (upto December), a total quantity of 15,44,000 bales (513,380 MT) has been purchased as against 14,88,000 bales (494,760 MT) during the corresponding period of last financial year. Trends in domestic consumption of jute goods from 2003-04 are given at table 6.5.

DOMESTIC OFF-TAKE OF JUTE GOODS


During 2010-11 (April-March), the total domestic consumption of jute goods was 1315.5 thousand MT as against 1205.2 thousand MT in the corresponding period of 2009-10, recording an increase of

Table 6.5 QTY. IN 000 MT


(April-March) 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12(April-Oct) 2010-11(April-Oct) Hessian 253.3 249.5 237.6 209.1 271.4 249.8 182.4 182.3 101.5 110.5 Sacking 910.0 996.2 974.2 854.4 1101.9 1013.0 879.6 1034.4 607.6 590.5 CBC 0.3 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.4 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.4 Others 179.3 178.4 165.3 152.2 168.6 173.4 142.2 133.9 67.6 79.6 Total 1342.9 1424.1 1377.8 1216.2 1543.3 1436.2 1205.2 1351.5 776.8 781.0

The Projections of domestic consumption during 2011-12 are given at table 6.6. Table 6.6
Items Hessian Sacking CBC Others Total Qty: In000MT 174.0 1041.6 1.2 115.9 1232.7

EXPORT PERFORMANCE
During 2010-11 (April-March) exports of total jute goods were recorded at 199.3 thousand MT valued at Rs. 1363.29 crore as against 110.5 thousand MT valued at 859.49 crore in the corresponding period of financial year 2009-10. Export of jute goods during 2010-11 has increased by 80.4% in terms of quantity and 58.6% in terms of value. During the current financial year (upto

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August), total export of jute goods stands at 76.1 thousand MT valued at Rs. 575.53 crore as against 99.4 thousand MT valued at Rs. 644.54 crore in the corresponding period of last financial year.

EXPORT PERFORMANCE OF JUTE GOODS


Trends in exports of jute goods from 200607 to 2011-12 (up to August) are given at table 6.7. Quantity in 000 M.Ton value: Rs. in Crores

Table 6.7 (A)


(Apr-Mar) ITEM Hessian Sacking CBC Yarn JDP Others Total % change over last year 2006-07 2007-08 Qnty Value Qnty Value 122.2 376.12 67.8 299.83 31.6 103.25 30.0 91.38 0.1 0.65 78.3 273.15 92.1 285.18 - 256.48 - 402.55 10.6 45.51 14.4 64.63 242.8 1055.16 204.3 1143.57 -15% -11% -16% 8% 2008-09 Qnty Value 53.0 419.53 53.2 209.54 82.9 216.92 294.53 10.7 75.64 199.8 1216.16 -2.2%

2009-10 Qnty Value 31.3 318.45 26.5 111.04 44.4 144.20 230.83 8.3 54.97 110.5 859.49

2010-11 Qnty Value 53.9 264.98 40.6 170.10 94.4 503.34 356.37 10.4 68.50 199.3 1363.29 58.6%

6.3% -44.6%

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APRIL-AUGUST Qty. (in000MT) ITEM 2010 2011 % Change over Last year -6.2% 94.5% -70.2% -29.8% -23.4% 2010 Value (Rs. In Crores) 2011 % Change over last year -6.32% 141.28% -61.76% 2.4% 19.4% -10.70% 2010 AUGUST Qty. (in000MT) 2011 % Change over last year 6.6% 51.1% -56.6% -4.0% -13.0%

Hessian Sacking Yarn JDPs Others TOTAL

27.2 16.5 51.0 4.7 99.4

25.5 32.1 15.2 3.3 76.1

140.69 62.91 239.17 173.18 28.59 644.54

131.79 151.79 91.45 177.46 23.04 575.53

6.0 4.7 9.0 1.0 20.7

6.4 7.1 3.9 0.6 18.0

Source : JMDC

The Projected export during 2011-12 is given at table 6.8.


Items Hessian Sacking Yarn JDPs Others TOTAL

Table 6.8 Qty (In: 000 MT)


61.2 77.0 36.5 8.0 182.7

Value (Rs. Crores) 316.3 364.3 219.5 425.9 55.3 1381.3

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The value of export of jute diversified products is given at table 6.9. Table 6.9 Value of export of jute diversified products from India (Value Rs. Million)
Products Floor Coverings Hand & Shopping Bags Wall Hangings Gift Articles Decorative Fabrics Others Total JDPs Total jute goods exports % share of JDP export total jute exports. 2005-06 2133.90 880.03 4.61 21.63 22.91 62.84 3125.92 11862.40 26% 2006-07 1675.70 703.10 4.20 9.27 21.90 150.63 2564.80 10551.60 24% 2007-08 1825.80 1122.80 2.20 11.10 16.80 6.80 2985.50 11435.70 26% 2008-09 1242.40 1656.90 1.10 4.00 17.20 23.30 2945.50 12161.6 24% 2009-10 1268.90 981.32 1.24 17.62 21.47 17.73 2308.28 8594.64 27%

IMPORT OF RAW JUTE AND JUTE GOODS


During the year 2009-10 volume of import of jute goods stood at 112.8 thousand MT valued at Rs.453.2 crores as against 70.94 thousand MT valued at Rs.202.99 crores in 2008-09. This implies an increase of 59.0% in terms of quantity and 123.2% in terms of value over 2008-09. Import of raw jute has also increased. volume of import of raw jute during 2009-10 stood at 82.9 thousand MT valued at Rs.197.4 crores as against 59.0 thousand M.T. valued at Rs.89.00 crores. Thus, import of raw jute both in terms of quantity and value have increased by 40.5% and 121.7% respectively. Import of jute goods during 2011-12 (April/Aug) has also increased by 63.4% to 48.7 thousand M.T. as against 29.8 thousand M.T. in the corresponding period of last year. Import of raw jute has also increased substantially by 809.7% to 93.7 thousand M.T. as against 10.3 thousand M.T. during the last year. Trends in the import of jute goods and raw jute is given at table 6.10.

PRICE SITUATION OF RAW JUTE

2009-10
In the 2009-10 season, due to a very small carryover stock of around 8.0 lakh bales and moderate production of 90.0 lakh bales, the ruling market prices of raw jute prevailed much higher than the MSP in all jute growing states right from the beginning. In the month of September, 2009 the ruling prices came down from Rs.2801/- per quintal to Rs.2046/- per quintal due to arrival of the new crop. Thereafter, the prices showed an increasing trend due to the feeling that the actual crop would fall short of estimates and it reached Rs.3308/- per quintal at the end of July, 2010. There was a strike in jute mills in West Bengal from 14-122009 to 12-02-2010. Due to this strike, a total quantity of around 15.0 lakh bales have been consumed less. Despite the strike in jute mills, there was no sign of decreasing trend in the price of raw jute as jute mills kept on purchasing raw jute in anticipation of further rise in price after the strike.

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Table 6.10 (A)
(Apr- Mar)> ITEM Raw Jute Jute Products Total % change over last year 2005-2006 Qnty Value 136.22 189.77 77.02 172.56 80% 126% 2006-2007 Qnty 94.36 60.93 -27% Value 150.31 171.63 321.94 -11% 2007-2008 Qnty 171.80 57.68 229.48 47.8% Value 196.72 138.09 Qnty 59.0 70.94

Quantity in 000 MT value Rs. In Crores


2008-2009 Value 89.00 202.99 291.99 2009-2010 Qnty 82.9 112.8 195.7 Value 197.4 453.2 650.6

213.24 362.33 155.29

334.81 129.98

4.0% -43.3% -12.7% 50.6% 122.8%

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APRIL-AUGUST Qty. (in000MT) ITEM 2010 2011 % Change over Last year 2010 Value (Rs. In Crores) 2011 % Change over last year 2010 AUGUST Qty. (in000MT) 2011 % Change over last year

Raw Jute Jute Products TOTAL

10.3 29.8 40.1

93.7 48.7 147.4

809.7% 63.4% 267.6%

28.5 129.3 157.8

253.4 215.4 468.8

789.1% 66.6% 197.1%

4.2 8.9 13.1

13.9 9.1 23.0

230.9% 2.2% 75.6%

2010-11
The 2010-11 season started with a carryover of 12 lakh bales and a drought like situation occurred in a number of jute growing districts in West Bengal and Bihar. There was a shortage of high grade jute due to a shortage of water available for retting. The season began with a price of Rs.3005/- per quintal and went upto Rs.3377/- per quintal in the month of Nov, 2010. Thereafter, the prices came down marginally and reached Rs.2724/- per quintal at the end of jute season.

per quintal. As the crop started arriving in the market, the prices have gone down. At the end of November, 2011, the price ruled at Rs.2079/- per quintal.

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A) FIXATION OF SUPPORT PRICE AND THE PROCUREMENT OF RAW JUTE UNDER MSP:
Purchases made under MSP and commercial operation during the last several years by the Jute Corporation of India are given at table 6.11. The minimum support price is fixed by the Govt. on the basis of recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP). As per CACP reports, while formulating the agricultural price

2011-12
The season started with a huge carryover stock of 18.0 lakh bales and the crop for the year was estimated at 110.0 lakh bales. The price of raw jute recorded at the beginning of the season was Rs.2475/-

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Table 6.11 FIXATION OF SUPPORT PRICE AND THE PROCUREMENT OF RAW JUTE UNDER MSP
Procurement (Qty: In 000 Bales) Year 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (Upto 2911-11) Support 18 464 246 1314 1118 352 0 136 756 103.7 0 0 44.5 Comml. 89 0 0 0 0 0 141 348 0 0 0 34.4 0 Total 107 464 246 1314 1118 352 141 484 756 103.7 0 34.4 44.5 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 1375 1575 1675 10.0 14.5 6.3 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 910 1000 1055 1250 2.2 9.9 5.5 18.5 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05

Table 6.12
Year MSP of TD-5 grade of raw jute Ex-Assam (Rs./ Quintal) 850 860 890 % age increase over previous year 4.9 1.2 3.5

July 2006 to August 2010 is given at table 6.2.

policy CACP takes into account various factors such as cost of production, over all demand/ supply situation, domestic level and international prices and effect of minimum support price on general price level. CACP every year also conducts meetings of all stake holders to decide minimum support price. The MSP announced by Govt. of India from 2002-03 to 2011-12 are given at table 6.12.

C) Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) benefits to Jute products (Table 6.13 & 6.14) D) Technology Upgradation Scheme (TUFS) : Fund

B) Continuation of Jute Packaging Material (Compulsory Use in Packing Commodities) Act, 1987 keeping in view the interest of raw jute growers and workers involved in the jute industry.
The level of reservation recommended by the Central Government from

The scheme provides the focal point for modernization efforts through technology upgradation in the jute industry. The cumulative position of sanction and disbursement under TUF as on 30.6.2010 is given at table 6.15.

E)

Jute Technology Mission

The Jute Technology Mission [JTM] spanning a period of 5 years has been launched by the Government of India w.e.f. the financial year 2007-08. The Jute Technology Mission with a total outlay of Rs. 355.5 crores has four

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Table 6.13 Product Group: Miscellaneous Products Product Code:90
Sl. No. 24 25 26 27 Description Jute Soil Saver Jute Yarn/Jute Twine Hessian cloth Hessian Made-Up Sacking cloth Sacking Made-Up DEPB Rate(%) 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 Value Cap --Rs.40/ Kg Rs.55/Kg Rs.30/Kg Rs.40/Kg

Table 6.14 Product Group: Plastics Product Code: 63


Sl. No. 34. Description Hessian bags with LDPE/HDPE/PP Liner/Lamination and with/Without Zipper/Handle Jute Bags with LDPE/HDPE/PP Liner/Lamination and with/ Without Zipper/Handle PvC fabricated bags (made from PvC leather cloth backed jute And polypropylene Poly Jute Bags Textile Machinery Sewing Machinery DEPB Rate (%) 3.00 Value Cap Rs.175/Kg

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3.00 7.0 4.0

Rs.40/Kg Rs. 7.0 Lakh

Table 6.15
No. of Applications Received 56 Total cost of projects 542.20 Amount of Loan Required 410.85 Sanctioned No. of Applications 56 Amount 405.84 No. of Applications 56

Rs. In crore

Disbursed Amount 395.48

Mini Missions pertaining to agriculture research and seed development, agronomic practices, harvest and post harvest techniques, primary and secondary processing of raw jute, diversified product development and marketing and distribution. The Jute Technology Mission has been divided into four Mini Missions and the

implementing agencies of each Mission are given at table 6.16. Details of activities of four Mini Missions are given below:

Mini Mission-I
In order to increase the yield of jute and mesta, some new breeding methods

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Table 6.16
Mission Mini Mission-I Mini mission-II Mini Mission-III Mini Mission-Iv Total Implementing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture (ICAR) Ministry of Agriculture (DARE) Ministry of Textiles (JCI) Ministry of Textiles (NJB)
Rs. In lakhs

Fund Allotted 705.18 4990.04 6458.00 23,402.00 35555.22

and techniques have been adopted as under: i) Plant type breeding, ii) Heterosis breeding, iii) Resistance breeding & iv) Quality breeding. In addition to conventional breeding, mutation breeding, inter-specific crosses and biotechnological approaches will also been explored. The following activities have also been undertaken: Low cost Technology for development of suitable agronomic practices for maximizing income from jute vis--vis other crops in the cropping system as a whole.

iv) Frontline Demonstration, v) On Farm Package Demonstration, vi) Industry-Agriculture Linkage, vii) Application of Bio-technology tools to improving retting efficiency, viii) Planning and implementation Development Programme, x) Integrated Jute Cultivation. of

ix) Special Programme for finer fibre and

The total funds allotted for MM-II are Rs. 4990.04 lakhs

Mini Mission III Upgradation of infrastructure for:


i) ii) iii) Weighment facility, Sale within Market facilities, Auction/Sale Platforms, sheds, Assortment sheds, Baling Presses, Bale Godown etc. Construction of 20 Market Yards @ Rs. 100 lakh each, 40 DPCs at the cost of Rs. 110 lakh each and 50 Retting Tanks at the cost of Rs. 10 lakh each etc.

Bio-mass level- while developing the technology the biomass level of the crop should be kept in mind so as to ensure growth with stability of the micro-economy of the farmer. The total funds allotted for MM-I are Rs. 705.18 lakhs.

Mini Mission-II
In order to achieve the best of production and management of technologies for jute and allied fibres crop and their post harvest technology to accelerate the production and quality improvement of the crops the following activities have been adopted: i) ii) iii) System approach, Adaptive Research of farm Trials, Strengthening Research- Extension Linkage,

Organizational infrastructure:
i) ii) iii) Market linkages, Market information system, Bank Credit option to prevent distress sale.

The total funds allotted for MM-III is Rs. 6,458.00 lakhs.

Mini Mission-IV
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Improvement of productivity Quality management, iii) develop human resources for the jute industry, iv) Designing & developing of Jute Diversified Products (JDPs), v) Help NGOs for JDP development, vi) Commercialization of Technology for JDP and vii) Jute parks for Jute Diversified Products (JDP). ii) The total funds allotted for MM-Iv are Rs. 23, 402.00 lakhs. The progress of the schemes is satisfactory at present. The physical progress of the schemes under Mini Mission Iv of JTM got slightly affected in the initial period as the start of the implementation processes was delayed due to some procedural / administrative reasons, viz, drafting of the scheme parameters and Operating Manuals, interactions with the members of the industry and other jute interests, in eliciting their views / comments, acceptance of the scheme components, etc. and finally consideration and approval of the Operating Manuals by the Ministry. The implementation effectively commenced in 2008-09 onwards, but the progress was again hindered by the prolonged strike in the jute industry in 2009-10. Further, most of the Schemes under Mini Mission Iv were back-ended which indicates that the maximum utilization of fund and the achievements can be recorded and would be visible by the end of the Mission period. The Standing Committee on Labour [15th Lok Sabha] on the Development of Jute Sector, in appreciating the initial constraints encountered in implementation of JTM and considering the significance of the Mission for the revival of Jute Sector, recommended that JTM be further extended to the 12th Five Year Plan and instead of setting cumulative targets for five years, yearly targets be fixed under each scheme for their effective implementation. The continuation of JTM for a further period of 2 (two) years is presently under active consideration of the Government. Till 30th September, 2011, the achievements under Mini Mission Iv, both physical and financial, were more than 50%. However, to summarise, NJB has utilized Rs.141.46 crore or 60.45% of the total Mission period outlay of Rs.234.02 crore.

SCHEMES UNDER MINI MISSION IV OF JTM BEING IMPLEMENTED BY THE NATIONAL JUTE BOARD [NJB] (TABLE 6.17)
Table 6.17
Sl. NAME OF THE SCHEMES No. 6. 1 2 3 SCHEMES FOR MODERNISATION OF ORGANISED JUTE MILLS Training of Workers & Supervisors Machinery Development Productivity Improvement & TQM Facilitation Acquisition of Machinery and Plant (subsidy component @ 20%) SCHEMES FOR PROMOTION OF JUTE DIVERSIFICATION Design and Development of JDP For helping the NGOs and Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) for developing jute diversified products Scheme for Promotion of Jute Diversification Scheme for Commercialisation of Technology Scheme for setting up Jute Parks for the Diversified sector

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STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHEMES UNDER MM-IV OF THE JUTE TECHNOLOGY MISSION AS ON 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2011 PHYSICAL
Scheme 6.1 : Sustainable Human Resource Development in Jute Mill Sector
Training has been imparted to 18,071 Master trainers, Supervisors, Maintenance Workers and other Workers in 39 jute mills. The Master Trainers and Supervisors have already trained a further 7620 workers in 16 mills. Institute of Jute Technology has developed 21 audio-visual modules on different process of production as training aid for sustainable training in the jute mills. 2 machines, viz. Rotating Spindle Spg. Frames [Type II (8.5 14 lbs] and S4 Type Loom [Weaving] Shuttle-less developed under the Scheme are under the process of commercialization. The proposal for development of Electronic & Microprocessor Based Integrated instruments for Development of Integrated Equipments for Jute Grading System under ISMDCP was assigned to National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT), Kolkata.

Scheme No. 6.3 : Productivity Improvement & TQM Facilitation


The scheme to improve productivity and to establish Total Quality Management (TQM) facilities in the jute industry has been provided under Mini Mission Iv of the JTM with NJB as facilitating agency of the scheme. The identified areas of operation of Productivity Improvement & TQM Facilitation are Total Quality Management, Energy Management Waste Management Maintenance Management Work Study & Ergonomics.

Scheme No. 6.2 : Development of Jute Mill Machinery


Scheme No. 6.2 of JTM takes care of Machinery Development in the jute industry and the status of implementation is as follows : Out of five, four processing machines namely Composite Card, Drawing, Spinning & Weaving are under development in CJMD. Concept testing is carried out for carding machine. Prototype development of 5 modern technology machines have been undertaken under Centre for Jute Machinery Development (CJMD) and initial design and development of Chain-gill Finisher Drawing Frame is under process.

To facilitate these studies, NJB has engaged 4 National level reputed Agencies / Institutions to conduct the studies under the scheme and implement recommendations in selected 6 jute mills. After completion of diagnostic studies, corrective implementation plans have been finalized in consultation with the respective jute mills. Implementation of the corrective measures has started in the 5 Jute Mills.

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TQM studies were completed in 6 jute mills [5 in West Bengal and 1 in Andhra Pradesh] and in 6 Jute Diversified Product units in Kerala. Recommendations are under implementation.

Scheme No. 7.1 : Design and Development of Jute Diversified Products [JDPs]
Scheme No.7.1 of JTM takes care of Design and Development of JDPs. Total 21 market driven R&D Studies on different aspects, associated with the Design and Development of JDPs, have been awarded to the following institutions: Indian Institute of Kharagpur 7 studies. Technology,

Scheme No. 6.4 :Modernisation & Upgradation of Technology in Jute MillsCapital Subsidy
The upper limit of the subsidy has been raised to Rs. 350 lakhs per mill for the existing units and Rs.400 lakhs for mills at North Eastern States and for setting up new units. Since inception (1st March, 2007), 208 claims were settled and subsidy of Rs.54.88 crores (out of approved fund of Rs.80 Crores) has been released against investment for modernization of Rs.274.42 crores all over India. 77.57% of the investments have been for Mill-side machinery meant for preparatory to spinning and winding processes. 14.24% of the investments have been for weaving to finishing processes of manufacturing. Remaining 8.19% was for Material handling and other miscellaneous machinery. 84 units have so far availed the benefits under the scheme, which included 61 composite jute mills, 18 yarn & twine mills, 2 diversified jute product units, 2 weaving unit and one under Jute Park Scheme [Scheme 7.5]. State-wise West Bengal 61 units, Andhra Pradesh 9 units, Bihar 2 units, Haryana 2 units, Kerala 1 unit, Orissa 2, NER (Assam) 6 units and Chattisgarh 1 unit availed of the benefits.

South India Textile Research Association, Coimbatore 2 studies. National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata 1 study. Indian Jute Industries Research Association, Kolkata 6 studies. Institute of Jute Technology, Kolkata 4 studies. Northern India Textile Association 1 study. Research

The studies range between 3660 months each. NJB monitors the progress and marketability of the products and process under development by organizing seminars / workshops / meetings regularly with the stakeholders. In addition, NJB engaged 11 agencies (designers, institutes, entrepreneurs) for undertaking need based design development projects of jute diversified products.

Scheme No. 7.2 : Helping NGOs & Women Self Help Groups [WSHGs] for developing JDPs
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sections of the society for developing Jute Diversified Products (JDPs). The status of implementation of the scheme since inception is as follows : 46 NGOs have been identified. 258 Clusters developed. 13950 artisans of 872 WSHGs spread in 88 districts of 18 States had been imparted training on production of JDPs. 531 Nos. machines were distributed to 260 WSHGs 36 Jute Service Centres have been established 30 Jute Raw Material Banks have been established 1373 training programmes were organized by Jute Service Centres benefiting 26459 artisans. 301 JDP, WSHG units were set up. 138 machines were distributed to the units developed by the Jute Service Centres.

Scheme No. 7.3 : Scheme for Promotion of Jute Diversification


Scheme No. 7.3 of JTM takes care of the need for providing institutional / infrastructural support to the budding entrepreneurs comprising WSHGs, NGOs and other weaker sections of the society for developing JDPs. The status of implementation of the scheme since inception is as follows :

Scheme No. 7.5 : Setting up of Jute Parks for the Diversified Sector
9 Jute Park proposals (6 in West Bengal, 1 in Bihar & 2 in NER) have been principally approved. Setting up of 6 Jute Parks have commenced (4 in West Bengal, 1 in Bihar & 1 in NER).

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHEMES UNDER MM-IV OF THE JUTE TECHNOLOGY MISSION AS ON 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2011
FINANCIAL:
Sl. SCHEMES No. MISSION TARGET Approved Fund for Total Mission Period 1 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 2 3 200708 200809 PERFORMANCE TILL 30.09.2011 200910 201011 2011-12 (upto 30.09.11) Cumulative TOTAL (30.9.11)

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SCHEMES FOR MODERNISATION OF ORGANISED JUTE MILLS Training of Workers & Supervisors Machinery Development Productivity Improvement & TQM Facilitation 4.50 28.00 2.00 0.08 0.77 5.75 0.50 7.62 1.00 5.38 0.23 1.39 4.50 20.22

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SCHEMES FOR PROMOTION OF JUTE DIVERSIFICATION Design and Development of JDP For helping the NGOs and Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) for developing JDPs Scheme for Promotion of Jute Diversification: Scheme for Commercialisation of Technology Scheme for setting up Jute Parks for the Diversified sector TOTAL (7) Total Mini MissionIv (Schemes) Administrative/ Monitoring Expenses Total Mini Mission-IV 234.02

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5.21

4.91

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4.61 12.59

10.12 24.22

9.72 30.08

23.23 54.31

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Each of the schemes under Mini Mission Iv of JTM (as implemented by the National Jute Board) is evaluated and monitored continuously through three-tier system (i) Evaluation and Monitoring Committee of each of the sub-scheme, which meets at periodical intervals. (ii) Project Management Committee chaired by the Jute Commissioner, Govt. of India - which monitors progress of implementation of different schemes under Mini Mission Iv of the Jute Technology Mission and (iii) Empowered Committee (the Apex Monitoring Body of JTM) chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India and Chairperson, National Jute Board which considers the status of implementation of the entire Jute Technology Mission and approves the courses of action recommended by the Project Management Committee. The 3-tier monitoring mechanism in place as above exercises constant and strict vigil and surveillance over implementation of different schemes under Mini Mission Iv of JTM. In addition, at the instance of the Government, National Jute Board engaged M/s ICRA Management Consulting Services to conduct a Study on Mid-Term Evaluation of Schemes under Mini Mission Iv of the Jute Technology Mission. The mid term evaluation considered the projects continued relevance, efficiency levels, and effectiveness. In addition, the evaluation provided recommendations to improve the execution and thus the likelihood of achieving its development objectives. In evaluating the overall status of implementation of the Schemes, the agency recommended as follows:Most of the Schemes in the Mission have just started yielding results and benefits for the jute mills and for the jute diversified sector. In some cases, the results are already visible, while in others, results will become visible on the completion of the Schemes. As per our discussions with different stakeholders in the Scheme, we recommend that the Schemes be continued for another term to benefit a wider section of the industry.

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHEMES UNDER THE NON-PLAN FUNDING


i) Subsidy Scheme for Distribution of Certified Seeds

With intensive interaction had with the farmers in the matter of distribution of certified seeds during 2009-10, total 4375.80 quintals of certified seeds were distributed at a subsidy of Rs.40/- per KG under the scheme. During the year 2010-11, the target was fixed at 13,600 quintals against similar subsidy. Out of the target for distribution fixed, till date 6,600 quintals of certified seeds were distributed at a subsidy of Rs.40/- per KG under the scheme. The network of the Jute Corporation of India is being utilized for implementation of the scheme.

ii)

Scheme for Jute Farmers Information and Testing Centres

Identification and setting up of 50 Farmers Information Centres, imparting training to 80 groups of 50 farmers each, organization of 2 Farmers School to encourage and educate the latest technological advancements in seed production and farming practices have been planned in 2010-11 under non-plan for promoting raw jute supply stability.

iii) Scheme for Support Supply Chain and Bulk Supply of JDPs
Financial assistance is extended to jute entrepreneurs to ensure supply chain

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and bulk supply of JDPs for selective and mass consumptions. This assistance is aimed at meeting increasing demand for jute shopping bags and other JDPs arising mainly due to restrictions on the use of plastic, and thereby supporting the cause of health of environment. Till date, 53 applications for opening of retail outlets have been received from 31 jute entrepreneurs. NJB has accorded approval to opening of 10 retail outlets at Bangalore, Chennai, Agra, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata. This Workers Welfare Scheme therefore has 2 broad sub-schemes, one for the mills and one for the small sector. In both cases, proposals from mills or JDP units are prepared by the management in consultation with the accredited unions.

COMPONENT I MILL SECTOR


Sanitation facilities
This is a scheme to provide hygienic sanitary facilities for mill workers and their families, first in the mill quarters and in the second stage in the working areas. Sanitary facilities include designed sanitary blocks with toilet facilities for men and women, wash basins, sewage, etc. In order to speed up the process of construction contracts are allotted to thirdparty tie-up with M/s Sulabh International or such other reputed organizations especially those agencies which may have a government dispensation exempting them from participation in tender. The concerned mill first incurs the expenditure and National Jute Board thereafter reimburse 90% of the costs subject to a maximum reimbursement of ` 20.00 lakh, subject to submission of claim along with accounts and vouchers and physical verification of the facility.

iv) Fast Track Schemes for Export Market Development of JDPs.


Marketing assistance is extended to the exporters for participation in different promotional events of the National Jute Board under Fast Track Export Market Development scheme. During 2010-11, NJB received 180 EMDA applications from 58 exporters, settled 99 applications and released Rs.140.64 lakhs to 44 exporters for their participation in 42 events. During 2011-12, NJB has received 100 applications from 64 exporters for participation in 36 events and disbursed (till 30th September, 2011) Rs.42.85 lakh to 28 exporters against 35 applications for participation in 10 events.

v)

Schemes for Workers Welfare in Jute Sector.

National Jute Board [NJB] provides assistance for the welfare of workers in jute-producing units both in jute mills and in small units producing JDPs. NJB utilise non-Plan funds to improve :(a) the sanitation, health facilities and working conditions in the mill sector and (b) provide incentives to the small and medium JDP units for compliance with prescribed working conditions.

COMPONENT II JDP / SMALL & MEDIUM SECTOR


Incentive for Social Audit
All authentic international, multi-national and national big stores require, as per respective country-law, audit certificate before or for placing orders on the manufacturers of lifestyle jute products which are manufactured by the MSEs in the Informal Sector of Jute. Hence, export oriented MSEs in the Informal Sector of jute shall conduct such Social Audits.

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Social audit is undertaken annually by the Firms like SGS, SEDEx, INTERTEK, STR LABs and the ISO certifying firms mainly under the following major heads:1. 2. 3. 4. Child Labour. Minimum Wages. Social Security ESI/P.F./Gratuity. Working Hours. 5. 6. 7. 8. Occupational Safety & Health Care. Waste Disposal. Non-discrimination. Freedom of negotiation and formation of group or union.

NJB provides 50% of the cost of annual compliance audit for each registered unit subject to a maximum of ` 1,00,000/- per unit per year.

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CHAPTER VII SERICULTURE & SILK INDUSTRY

ndia continues to be the Second largest producer of silk in the World. Among the four varieties of silk produced, as in 2010-11, Mulberry accounts for 80.2% (16360 MT), Eri 13.5% (2760 MT), Tasar 5.7% (1166 MT) and Muga 0.6% (124MT) of the total raw silk production in the country. Sericulture is an important labourintensive and agro-based cottage industry, providing gainful occupation to around 7.25 million persons in rural and semi-urban areas in India. Of these, a sizeable number of workers belong to the economically weaker sections of society.

There is substantial involvement of women in this Industry. In the Fifth year of the xI Plan i.e., 2011-12, the provisional production data received up to April December period, it is seen that the production of mulberry raw silk increased by 11.8% (to 13080 MT) compared to the production of 11696 MT in the same period of the previous year (2010-11). vanya raw silk production was increased by 4.0% (2170 MT) during April December period of the year 2011-12 as compared to the production of 2087 MT during the same period of the year 2010-11.

Table 7.1 Physical Targets and achievements during XI plan Physical Progress
Particulars SL. No I. Mulberry Plantation (Lakh ha.) Mulberry Bv CB Sub Total (b) a) Tasar b) Eri c) Muga Sub Total Grand Total (a+b) III. Cumulative Employment (Lakh persons) Exports (Crores `) 5000 18000 23000 420 2390 190 3000 26000 77.04 4500 1400 14960 16360 1166 2760 124 4050 20410 72.5 2863.76 1805 16590 18395 1782 2926 127 4835 23230 75.60 3630 2100 16635 18735 1830 3160 130 5120 23855 79.00 4065 XI Plan Target (2007-12) 2.18 2010-11 Achieve ment 1.70 2011-12 Anticip ated Achiev ement 1.97 2012-13 Target (XII Plan) 2.05

II. Production of Raw Silk (in M.T) (a)

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III. THE SCHEMES/PROGRAMMES OF CENTRAL SILK BOARD
The Plan programmes for development of Sericulture and Silk Industry in India, carried out through Central Silk Board, are broadly classified at table 7.2. Table 7.2
Sl.No. Major Programmes of CSB 1 2 3 4 R&D / Transfer of Technology / Training / IT Initiatives (CS) Seed Organisation and HRD (CS) Quality Certification Systems (CS) Catalytic Development Programme (CSS)

Central Sericultural Germplasm Resource Centre (CSGRC) at Hosur (Tamil Nadu) and a Seri-Biotech Research Laboratory (SBRL) at Bangalore. During 2011-12, 40 Research projects are continued. Further, 29 new research projects were initiated. Against a target of 30 Research Projects scheduled to be completed, 23 projects have already been concluded (up to November 2011) and remaining 7 projects will be concluded by March 2012.

1 b). TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY


In order to increase productivity and quality of silk, a chain of Research Extension Centres are engaged for transfer of technologies from Research Institutes to the field.

CS: Central Sector Scheme CSS: Centrally Sponsored Scheme

1. a). RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


The main Research & Training Institutes of the CSB provide R&D and Training support for the development of sericulture. The institutes at Mysore (Karnataka) Berhampore (West Bengal) and Pampore (J&K) deals with mulberry sericulture. One at Ranchi (Jharkhand) deals with Tasar culture. The institute established at Lahdoigarh, Jorhat (Assam) deals with Muga and Eri culture. Regional Sericulture Research Stations (RSRS/RTRS/RERS) for mulberry and non-mulberry has been functioning for adoptive Research, refining and dissemination of the research findings and of tackling the regional field issues of the industry. Besides, a network of Research Extension Centre (RECs) & its sub units for mulberry and non mulberry are also functioning to provide extension support to sericulturists. In order to provide R&D support in post cocoon sector, the Board has established a Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI) at Bangalore. In addition, the CSB has also set up a Silkworm Seed Technology Laboratory (SSTL) in Bangalore (Karnataka), a

1. c). TRAINING
The CSB organizes a number of training programmes at its Research and Training Institutes. The total number of persons trained under different courses during 2011-12 (up to November, 2011) is detailed at table 7.3.

1. d). IT INITIATIVE:
Under the IT initiatives, in xI Plan, CSB concentrated on software development by using contemporary technologies and networking of various cocoon and silk markets with free flow of information on the availability of the raw material, market trends, etc. on its websites. Information required for traders, buyers, and other stakeholders shall be hosted on the web and improves upon the interactive interface of website.In addition, facilities like on-line subscription to scientific e-journals (which will be available for access to entire CSB scientists), on-line submission of research progress reports, video conferencing among Research Institutes of CSB, etc. will be created.

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Table 7.3
Sl. No. Particulars 2011-12 (up to November 2011) 32 337 587 311 No. of persons anticipated to be trained by the end of 2011-12 32 500 4512 821 ( 20 programmes) DOS/NGO CSB/DOS / NGO Students/ Staff/ Entrepreneurs / Farmers a). Resource Development Programme b). Management Development Programme c). Technology Up-gradation Programme Category

1 2 3 4

Structured Course Capsule Course Adhoc Training & Skill Development Entrepreneurship Development & Management Development Programmes TOTAL

(10 programmes)

1267

5865

2.

SEED ORGANISATION ( SILKWORM SEED PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY)

SSPCs are to be covered under ISO certification. The details of progress achieved by the units during 2011-12 (up to Dec., 11) is given at table 7.4.

Under National Silkworm Seed Organization (NSSO) a network of 19 Basic Seed Farms (BSF) produce and supply the basic seed for production of commercial silkworm seed in the seed production centres functioning under CSB and State Departments. 19 Silkworm Seed Production Centres (SSPCs) are functioning under NSSO in different States to support the industry. Similarly, on the tasar side, the CSB has established 21 Basic Seed Multiplication & Training Centres (BSM&TC) and one Central Tasar Silkworm Seed Station (CTSSS) for supply of tropical tasar basic seed & 1 oak tasar grainage and 3 REC-Cum-BSM&TCs for supply of oak tasar basic seed. Under muga sector, 8 Basic Seed Farms and 1 Silkworm Seed Production Centre are functioning. For production and supply of eri seed, CSB has established 5 Silkworm Seed Production Centres. Emphasis was given towards production of quality dfls by adopting Quality Management System in seed production under ISO 9001:2008 certification in 18 SSPCs. During 2011-12 four more

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CSB, being a Science and Technology (S&T) based Research and Development organization, the main thrust has been on Research based activities. The Board is covering areas like Research and Technology Development, Seed maintenance & production and Development of Sericulture & Silk Industry. During x Plan, Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) was implemented in collaboration with states with an aim to promote adoption of improved technology practices developed by the Research Institutes of CSB. The broad objectives of the CDP are technology absorption, quality up-gradation, investment generation, productivity improvement and employment generation.

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Table 7.4 (Dfls in lakh nos.)
Sl. No. Particulars Achievement during 2010-11 Achievement during 2011-12 Target Achievement during AprilDec, 11 8.20 213.71 Anticipated January, to March, 2012 Anticipated (upto March, 2012)

Mulberry a. Basic seed b.Commercial seed 9.87 293.42 9.93 315 1.73 101.29 9.93 315

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The components under the Catalytic Development Programme envisage development and expansion of host plantations, development of farm and post-cocoon sector infrastructure, upgradation of reeling and processing technologies in silk, enterprise development programme, support for extension & publicity etc.

Major Achievements made under CDP during the last three years (2008-09 to 2010-11) and during 2011-12 of the xI Plan are given at table 7.6.

4. QUALITY CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS:


One of the main objectives of the Quality Certification System is to initiate suitable measures towards strengthening quality assurance, quality assessment and quality certification. Under the scheme, two components viz. Cocoon Testing Units and Promotion of Silk Mark are being implemented:

Outlay approved for XI Plan


The total cost for implementation of the CDP during the xI Plan is pegged at Rs.1527.97 crores of which CSBs share is Rs.821.74 crores (Revised Cost Estimates). Against the Central Share an expenditure of Rs. 576.51 Crore has been incurred till 2010-11. During 2011-12 an amount of Rs. 130.47 Crore has been released/ spent towards implementation of various schemes / components under CDP against the allocation of Rs. 245.23 Crore. Important achievements made so far under CDP during the xI plan are given at table 7.5.

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Table 7.5 Important achievements made so far under CDP during the XI Plan are given below:
Sl. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Details Support to farmers for the construction of Rearing Houses Drip Irrigation Chawki Rearing Centre Rearing Equipment support to farmers Support to TasarRearers Start-up tools to Erirearers Support to MugaRearers Support to vanya Private Garineurs (Tasar and Muga) Incentive for bivoltine production Quality Linked Cocoon and Yarn Market Improved reeling and spinning devices in vanya Silk Unit No. Ha. No. No Ha. Acres Acres No. MTs of silk No. of states covered No. of Units XI Plan Target 67,409 27,715 397 68,030 20,369 19,218 11,071 4,353 1,632 25 10,545 Achievement (as on Dec-2011) 53270 20,337 298 48773 19283 13,089 10,970 4,763 1,421 38 8,889

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Sl. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Components 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 (till March2011) 30,524 7729 19292 77 24847 10,220 4,872 1,378 584 3,665 6,502 3,062 597 91 45 140 1982 1571 2011-12 (till Dec2011) 101,127 610 6470 1789 2671 1259 504 3735 4630 2804 72 16 13 67 545 2027

Development of Mulberry Plantation (Ac) Irrigation for Mulberry (Ha.) Mulberry Rearing houses (Nos) Chawkie Rearing Centres (Nos) Rearing equipments (Farmers) Tasar plantation maintenance (Ha.) Tasar seed rearers (Nos) Support to Tasargraineurs (Nos) Construction of Cocoon Storage Houses (Nos) Eri host plantation (Acres) Construction of Eri Rearing House (Nos) Muga food plantation (Acres) Support for MugaGraineurs (Nos) Automatic Silk Reeling Machines (Nos) Multiend Silk Reeling Machines (Nos) Cottage basin reeling units (Nos) Hot air drying chambers (Nos) vanya reeling/Spinng. Devices (Nos) Promotion of improved Handlooms (Nos)

14524 4541 7760 107 7272 2295 732 281 68 1268 2069 853 60 3 53 14 56 3007 742

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Board. During the year 2011-12 a total of 5 units located in the state of Karnataka and West Bengal of Procurement / Establishment is under progress viz., at Shirahatti/H.Cross/vijayapura/MalavalliKarnataka, Khaliachack- WB. as 296 exhibitions/ Workshops/ Road shows etc.

Anticipated achievement up to March 2012 is as follows:


1. 2. 3. 4. Members 300 Nos. Authorised users 300 Nos. Sale of Silk Mark label 30.00 lakhs Awareness programmes / Workshops / Exhibitions / Road Shows etc. - 340 Nos.

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SILK MARK ORGANIZATION OF INDIA (SMOI)

The Ministry of Textiles-Govt. of India came up with an initiative for the protection of the interests of the consumers and other stakeholders of the silk value-chain by bringing out Silk Mark Scheme in June 2004. Silk Mark, the Quality Assurance Label signifying that a product to which it is affixed is made of pure silk was launched by the Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI), a registered Society promoted by the Central Silk Board. Silk Mark labels can be affixed to primary, intermediate and finished products of silk including yarn, fabric, sarees, made-ups, garments, carpets, etc. The Silk Mark Scheme is aimed at protecting the interests of the users and connoisseurs of silk, and for the generic promotion of silk and also for building brand-equity of Indian Silk. Since the launch of Silk Mark in June 2004, over 1800 members have joined the Organisation, of whom, more than 1700 have become Authorized Users. More than 1.35 crore of Silk Mark labelled products have reached the market for the benefit of consumers. During 2011-12 (up to November 2011) 168 members joined SMOI, of which, 157 members have enrolled as Authorised Users and 16.12 lakhs of Silk Mark Labelled products have reached the market. During 2011-12 (upto November 2011) SMOI participated in as many

Nineteen Silk Expos have been planned during the year 2011-12 and 10 such Expos have already been conducted at various cities till November, 2011.

SCHEMES & PROJECTS BEING IMPLEMENTED / PROPOSED TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY CSB AND STATES WITH EXTERNAL/ INTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SERICULTURE: EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE
1. PROJECT FOR ORGANIZING III COUNTRY TRAINING PROGRAMME ON BIVOLTINE SERICULTURE TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED BY JICA

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Central Silk Board (CSB) have jointly worked in technical cooperation in the area of development and popularization of Bivoltine Sericulture Technology suited to Indian agro-climatic conditions for past fifteen years. Encouraged by the success of the cooperation programme, Central Silk Board in association with JICA has implemented a third country training programme on Bivoltine Sericulture Technology during 2008-09 for some of

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the Afro-Asian countries to disseminate the knowledge and skills on bivoltine sericulture technologies to these silk producing countries and organized training for 11 officers in Administrative Course and 15 officers in Technical Course nominated from 8 different countries viz. Ghana, Cambodia, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Philipines, Laos and Nepal. JICA has extended the training programme for 3 more years from 200910. The number of officers trained under Bivoltine Sericulture Technology is given at table 7.7. 12) has recommended Rs 62.11 cr. under SPA for implementation of Phase-II. Govt. of Manipur decided to make up shortfall in SPA funding by approaching NABARD under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). Accordingly, Department of Sericulture has revised the phasing of physical and financial targets and sharing pattern keeping all the original physical & financial targets of Phase-II intact as approved by MOT, Planning Commission, DoNER, MHA, MEA and DEA of Govt. of India. State Planning Department has sanctioned Rs 10.22 Cr under SPA. Govt. of Manipur has also sanctioned Rs 10.00 Cr under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) of NABARD to implement the project during 2011-12.

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STATUS OF MANIPUR SERICULTURE PROJECT

Govt. of Manipur in coordination with CSB drafted proposal for the Phase-II of the Manipur Sericulture Project at a total cost of Rs 356.5 crores to be implemented in seven years. The project is estimated to add up 136 MT of Mulberry Silk and 96 MT of eri silk production / year at the end of gestation period. Project focuses on expansion of Mulberry in 1020 hectare and Eri silk culture in 1500 hectare by involving 7800 families in pre -and post cocoon operations. Department of Sericulture has approached to Govt. of Manipur to fund the Phase-II of the project under Special Plan Assistance (SPA). Planning Commission as proposed in the annual working group meeting (2011-

B. INTERNAL ASSISTANCE
1. SPECIAL SGSY PROJECTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TASAR AND ERI CULTURE IN BIHAR AND JHARKHAND

Two special SGSY Projects for development of Tasar and Eri culture are being implemented in the States of Bihar and Jharkhand with financial assistance from Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India from the year 2003-04. The projects are being implemented in both the States by Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), an NGO.

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Financial outlay and sharing pattern of the Project cost are given at table 7.8. Faritazadihi and Gajhipanchayats of Chakai Block of Jamuiby creating Tasar Sericulture based forward and backward linkages for sustainable livelihood development. Total outlay of the project is Rs. 1274.91 lakhs, of which NABARD, Patna is funding Rs. 837.72 lakhs (65.71%), CSB share of Rs. 170.91 lakhs (13.41%), Beneficiary share is Rs.217.29 lakhs (17.04%) and Loan from NABARD amounts to Rs. 49 lakhs (3.84%), for a period of five years starting 2009-10 with CDP funding proposed only for the xI Plan period i.e., 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 at Rs. 20.675 lakhs, Rs. 86.517 lakhs and Rs. 63.717 lakhs, respectively.

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SPECIAL SGSY PROJECT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MULBERRY SERICULTURE IN UTTARAKHAND

The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has sanctioned a project entitled A Special SGSY Project for Development of Mulberry Sericulture in Uttarakhand at a total cost of Rs. 917.840 lakh to be implemented by Directorate of Sericulture, Govt. of Uttarakhand over a period of 5 years from 2007-08 to 2011-12. The funds are shared by MORD (Rs.417.009 lakh) and CSB/State share at Rs. 379.636 lakh, (CSB Rs 299.383 lakh & State80.253 lakhs), Bank credit is Rs. 76.205 lakh and the beneficiary contribution is Rs. 44.991 lakh.

ii). INTEGRATED TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR BANKA DISTRICT OF BIHAR


The project is being implemented in tribal dominated Katoria, Chandan and Bounsi blocks of Banka district through WADI approach (Agri-Horti-Forestry). Total outlay of the project is Rs. 675.91 lakhs, of which NABARD, Patna is funding Rs. 512.33 lakhs (75.8%), fund dovetailed from SGSY share of Rs. 31.14 lakhs (4.61%), Beneficiary share is Rs.117.44 lakhs (Rs. In Lakh)

PROJECTS WITH ASSISTANCE UNDER NABARDS TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (TDF)


i). INTEGRATED TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR CHAKAI BLOCK OF JAMUI DISTRICT OF BIHAR

The project is being implemented in tribal dominated Dulampur, Nauwadih,

Table 7.8
Particulars Total Outlay MORD CSB Beneficiary Credit Total
The project are; 1.Development of Tasar and Ericulture in Bihar 2. Development of Tasar and Eri culture in Jharkhand-Phase I:

Bihar 622.873 208.614 289.044 320.052 1440.583

Jharkhand (Phase-I) revised 652.150 302.681 247.274 235.865 1437.97

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(17.37%) and Loan from NABARD amounts to Rs. 15 lakhs (2.22%), for a period of seven years starting 2008-09, respectively. The cluster programme will be concluded by March, 2012 and the model clusters (pre-cocoon) are proposed to be maintained under the State control during xII Plan.

CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS


In pursuance of the suggestion from the Planning Commission and Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, CSB is promoting development of sericulture in the cluster mode approach throughout the country during xI Plan. Under the Cluster Promotion Programme, the CSB in close co-ordination with DOSs continued to assist 45 model sericulture clusters in pre-cocoon sector covering 16 States during 2011-12 involving central share of Rs.11.37 crores (up to November, 2011). Further, CSB in association with States operates 5 post-cocoon clusters one each in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Assam for development of post-cocoon sector during 2011-12. The central share of Rs.1.29 crores has been sanctioned up to November, 2011.

VI. SILK EXPORTS


Silk -Goods export earnings during the year 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 are given at table 7.9.

Export Earnings of Silk Items


The Export of US$ 597.82 million (Rs.2723.86 Crore) has been achieved during April-March period of the year 2010-11, compared to US $ 603 in the F.Y. 2009-10. Natural Silk Yarn, Fabrics, Made-ups etc. constitute the bulk of silk export from India with a share of around 58 % of Indias total silk goods exports. Ready made Garments account approximately for 40.20% to the total silk goods exports. Silk Carpet account approximately for 0.58% to the total silk goods export and balance silk Waste which is the raw material for the spun silk industry is also exported in small quantity. (Value: ` in Crore)

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Achievement during XI Plan 2010-11 2123.21 683.31 21.10 36.14 2863.76 2011-12 (P) (April to Sept) 450.69 644.20 5.96 12.67 1113.52

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1971.98 854.95 40.59 24.92 2892.44

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Exports during year 2011-12 (till October) are given at table 7.10. Hong Kong, USA, UAE, UK and Germany are the top five countries importing Indian Silk goods (in value items) during April-March period of the year 201011 and accounted for 22.7% 13.59%, 10.21%, 9.28%, 5.09% respectively of the total export earnings. They altogether, accounted for Rs.1659.04 which has 60.90% of the total export earnings of Rs.2723.86 crore during the period. activities like reeling, yarn production as an Enterprise activity. Sericulture sector projects costing Rs. 42.14 Crore have been posed for funding during 2011-12.

VIII. SCHEDULED CASTES SUB-PLAN (SCSP) AND SCHEDULED TRIBAL SUB-PLAN (TSP)
Planning Commission, Govt. of India has formulated revised guidelines for Schedule Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) to ensure channelising proportionate flow of Plan Outlay from general sectors (Other than the allocation for NE States) for implementation of schemes which directly benefit the individuals or families belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes commencing from 201112. The objectives of the programme include substantial reduction of poverty & unemployment, creating productive assets, human resource development and arrest exploitation through physical and financial security among the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Keeping in view these objectives and the revised guidelines communicated by the Ministry of Textiles, a non-divertible provision of Rs.25.80 crores (excluding NE States)

Imports
The import of Raw silk during April-March period of the year 2010-11 was 5870 MT (metric tons) as compared to imports of 7388 MT during the corresponding period of 2009-10 indicating a decrease of 20.0%(i.e.1468MT)

VII. RASHTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA (RKVY):


Sericulture is now included under the Rashtriya Krishi vikas Yojana (RKvY) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. The scheme covers on-farm sericulture activities, strengthening the monitoring and Extension mechanism, post cocoon

Table 7.10 Silk Exports


(Rs. in Crore)

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Item of Export

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2008-09

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2011-12 Upto October 2011 536.10

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1413.98

1578.40

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817.87 132.36 22.78 3338.35

1043.47 56.26 11.94 2637.35

1458.48 54.68 5.73 3229.91

1393.51 39.38 24.92 2871.79

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for sericulture sector has been earmarked from out of Rs.172.55 crores approved by Ministry for CDP, to implement Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (Rs.21.00 crores) and Tribal Sub-Plan (Rs.4.80 crores) during 2011-12. Accordingly, the State-wise break-up of funds earmarked exclusively for SCSP and TSP from CDP was worked out and communicated to the Departments of Sericulture in State for implementation of relevant CDP components on lines with the revised guidelines for the development of SCs and STs. Funds are being utilised as per approved guidelines. Systems etc. of CSB are mainly to supplement the efforts of State Govts., the Centrally Sponsored programme viz. Catalytic Development Programme ( CDP) is aimed to ensure coordinated effort to support sericulture development at all stages from food plant cultivation to production and processing of silk. Though the CDP is being implemented jointly by CSB and concerned State Govt., the task of identification of beneficiaries under the programme lies with the State Govt. While there is no separate or specific scheme/ programme under CDP for the benefit of persons with Disabilities, the benefit of the schemes / components under CDP can also be availed by the persons with Disabilities. With regard to the sanctioned strength and the number of persons with disabilities in various posts in different Groups under CSB, the details are given in the table 7.11.

IX. OTHER ISSUES


1. SCHEMES / POLICIES RUN BY CSB FOR THE BENEFIT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

While the central sector programmes like R&D, Seed support, Quality Certification

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CHAPTER VIII WOOL & WOLLEN TEXTILES INDUSTRY

he Central Wool Development Board (CWDB) Jodhpur, Rajasthan was set up under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958 in July 1987, to administer the implementation of programmes and schemes in Central Sector for the promotion and development of wool and woollen industry in the country.

The Government of India vide Gazette Notification No. 2/7/2008-W&WT dated November 22, 2010, has reconstituted the Board for a period of two years. The Joint Secretary (Wool), Ministry of Textiles and vice-Chairman of the Board shall discharge the duties of the Chairman till the post of Chairman is filled up. The Ministry of Textiles has allocated Rs. 13.04 Crore to the Central Wool Development Board (CWDB) for the Annual Plan 2011-12 to implement its various Plan Schemes and Programmes for the growth and development of wool sector. Against this target, the Ministry of Textiles has already released Rs. 6.25 Crore and the Board utilized Rs. 5.20 Crore till December, 2011, accordingly. On the Non-Plan side, the Board utilized Rs. 1.13 Crore to meet establishment expenses upto December,2011. The Board has undertaken following activities during 2011-12 (upto December,2011):

Five Year Plan period at an estimated cost of Rs. 48.00 Crore. The Scheme provides support to the Industry & Wool growers to qualitatively upgrade product and technology to enable them to get better returns for their products and to get a larger share of the domestic and global market. The Programme has two main components: (A) Improvement of Wool Fibre and (B) Human Resource Development and Promotional Activities. This Programme aims to cover 26 lakh sheep for health coverage, to set up 10 Ram Raising Units, to provide financial assistance for 200 Sheep Pens, to provide feed supplement to total 80,000 sheep, to establish 7 Multiple Facility Centres, to provide revolving fund for Marketing of 10 lakh Kg. wool, to supply 26,000 stud rams for breed improvement, to benefit 400 Angora rabbit families and 2400 Pashmina goat rearing families and to train 1000 persons along with other promotional and marketing activities under Human Resource Development Programme. Under IWIDP, the Board is implementing different schemes for improving quantity and quality of wool produced from sheep, Angora rabbit, Pashmina goat and is providing training to wool growers, weavers, resource persons along with associated promotional and marketing activities. Following schemes are being implemented under this programme:

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(A) IMPROVEMENT OF WOOL FIBRE


(i) Sheep & Wool Scheme: (SWIS) Improvement

The Integrated Wool Improvement & Development Programme (IWIDP), the flagship scheme of Wool Sector, is being implemented during the xIth

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the quality and quantity of indigenous wool in the country. The Board is implementing various projects under this scheme in all major wool producing States having components for (i) Health Care for treatment, vaccination and medicines to sheep (ii) Breed Improvement for genetic improvement of sheep and to distribute stud Rams (iii) support for Multipurpose Extension Centers to provide different facilities at one place, (iv) Marketing & Grading Assistance to wool growers to get better returns from wool (v) conducting Training Programmes for wool growers in latest techniques of sheep rearing activities, (vi) Ram Raising Unit to develop good quality breedable Rams and to fulfill requirement of stud Rams, (vii) Assistance for Sheep Pen, (viii) provide Feed Supplement to sheep (weak, pregnant/ breedable ewes) and (ix) Creation of Revolving Fund for marketing of raw wool and to revitalize the states wool marketing federations/corporations and optimum utilization of infrastructure available with them for this purpose. During current financial year 2011-12, the Board had fixed target to benefit 16 lakh sheep under different ongoing projects in all major wool producing States with financial provision of Rs. 8.26 crore. Against this target, the Board has benefited 12 lakh sheep under different ongoing projects and sanctioned Feed Supplement for 50,000 sheep/Pashmina goat from Ladakh & Kargil region and utilized Rs. 2.50 crore upto December, 2011. The Board is presently implementing various projects under this scheme in all major wool producing States like: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. of country to support Angora rearing activity among farmers, strengthening Germplasm Centre (GPC), facilitating distribution of Angora rabbit among rearers as foundation stock along with necessary training, feed, medical kit and nutrition support free of cost. The scheme has following components: i) ii) iii) Establishment of Mini Angora rabbit farm Mini Feed Manufacturing Units Common Facility Centre (CFC) for Angora Wool Processing and Training

iv) Research & Development, v) Strengthening of Angora Germplasm Centre. rabbit

For the Annual Plan 2011-12, the Board has fixed target to benefit 80 new and 100 ongoing Angora rabbit rearing families under different components of scheme with total financial allocation of Rs. 0.62 crore. Against this target, the Board has sanctioned 4 new projects to cover 80 new Angora families from Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and utilized Rs. 0.44 crore upto December, 2011.

(iii) Pashmina Development Scheme:


During the xth Five Year Plan period, the Scheme for the development of Pashmina Wool was launched in Ladakh region of J&K State as part of Prime Ministers Special Package. The Scheme is continuing in the xIth Five Year Plan period with following components: Buck Exchange Programme. Distribution of high quality Pashmina bucks in nontraditional areas to enhance Pashmina production. Training of formation of Breeders Association (Guilds) or village Pashmina Cooperative Societies.

(ii) Angora Wool Development Scheme


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Establishment of Fodder Bank. Refresher Training to Nomadic Breeders as Paramedics. Health Coverage. Refresher Courses to In-service Candidates for 3 days/breeders camps. Fodder Development. Provision of improved Pashmina Combs for Efficient Harvesting of Pashmina. Research, Consultancy Study and

Training under Weaving and Designing Training Centre, Kullu Monitoring and Evaluation of Scheme Human Resource Development and Training to farmers/ breeders/ weavers. Strengthen and upgrade wool testing, wool grading and marketing facilities

For the Annual Plan 2011-12, the Board has fixed target to benefit 800 ongoing Pashmina families with financial outlay of Rs. 0.28 Crore. Accordingly, the Board benefited 800 ongoing Pashmina families and released Rs. 0.28 Crore to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh.

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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Board had identified areas for undertaking various training programmes in collaboration with various reputed Organizations/ Institutions/ Departments on: Farm management for sheep; Angora & Pashmina rearing, sheep shearing by machines, testing & report writing and quality control/assurance, wool grading & marketing, processing of wool and woolens products, latest weaving and designing techniques to weavers. The following activities are part of HRD & Promotional Activities: Marketing and Promotional activities (organizing fairs and Woollen Expos, seminar and workshops, etc.) Market Intelligence and Publicity Publication of quarterly news magazine Wool Ways

For the Annual Plan 2011-12, the Board has fixed target to impart training to 200 resource persons, organize 15 Woollen Expos along with other promotional activities under this scheme with total financial allocation of Rs. 2.00 Crore. Upto December, 2011, the Board has utilized Rs. 1.44 Crore under this programme and imparted training to 174 resource persons, organized 13 Woollen Expos and published quarterly news magazine and raw wool price bulletin, regularly. Running a Weaving & Designing Training Centre at Kullu for providing training in handloom weaving and trained 45 persons by conducting 4 months course on regular basis of 15 trainees per batch and also running another Wool Testing Centre at Bikaner to provide testing facilities for raw wool, woollen yarn and end product at the subsidized testing charges as wool fiber has lot of variation by nature causing variation in the end product.

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upgraded through improved equipments/ machineries. The Scheme provides a comprehensive service package from deburring to carding & spinning stage. The setting up of modern plants will increase wool-processing capacity, will provide value addition to Indian wool, will create more employment and will augment income to personnel engaged in these decentralized activities. The Board is implementing a scheme namely Quality Processing of Wool (preloom and post-loom processing activities) for improving quality of raw wool, finishing of woolen products and value addition to wool and woolens products. This scheme attracts the spinners to modernize their obsolete and small yarn-manufacturing units. The project beneficiaries are State Wool Board/ Corporation/ Non-Governmental Organization/ Registered Societies/Private Entrepreneurs etc. engaged in processing of wool and woolens. Under this scheme, the agency has to bear the cost of land & building by their own resources and should have clear ownership rights. The CWDB provides grant under Non-Recurring Expenses for purchase of machineries & plants only for setting up the Common Facility Centre (CFC). Recurring Expenditure shall be borne by the agency/association out of its own resources. For the Annual Plan 2011-12, the Board has fixed target to establish four new Common Facility Centres under pre-loom processing facilities like wool scouring, carbonizing, dyeing and carding of wool etc. with total financial outlay of Rs. 2.00 Crore. Upto December, 2011, the Board has utilized Rs. 0.50 Crore under this scheme and established two CFCs in Himachal Pradesh. two plans (i) Sheep Breeders Insurance Scheme and (ii) Sheep Insurance Scheme. The basic objective of these insurance plans is to provide enhanced insurance coverage to sheep breeders in the case of natural death/accidental death, total/ partial disability and for their sheep flock in case of accident including fire, lightning, storm, tempest, flood, inundation, earthquake, famine and diseases contracted or occurred during the period of the policy. (i) Total premium payable under Sheep Breeders Insurance Scheme is Rs. 330/- and contribution of sheep breeder, Central Wool Development Board & Social Security Fund ( of Govt. of India ) is Rs. 80/-, 150/- and Rs. 100/- per year, respectively. In the event of natural death of the sheep breeder, sum assured is Rs. 60,000, in case of partial disability sum assured is Rs. 75000/- and in case of accidental death/total disability sum assured is Rs. 1,50,000. Additional benefit of scholarship for two child @ Rs. 300 per quarter per child is also to be paid to the student studying from 9th standard to 12th standard.

(ii) Total premium payable under Sheep Insurance Scheme is Rs. 44/- per sheep. Out of it, Rs. 19/- per sheep is contributed by the sheep breeders and CWDBs contribution is Rs. 25/per sheep. In the event of death of sheep, sum assured is Rs. 1,200/per sheep. The benefit of subsidy is provided to beneficiary for maximum period of three year. During Annual Plan 2011-12, the Board has made target to cover 15,000 sheep breeders and 2,00,000 sheep under the schemes of Sheep Breeders and Sheep Insurance Scheme, respectively. Upto November, 2011, the Board has insured 10,327 sheep breeders under Sheep Breeders Insurance Scheme.

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he decentralised powerloom sector is one of the most important segments of the Textile Industry in terms of fabric production and employment generation. It provides employment to 57.44 Lakh persons and contributes 62 percent to total cloth production in the Country. 60% of the fabrics produced in the powerloom sector is of man-made. More than 60% of fabric meant for export is also sourced from powerloom sector. The readymade garments and home textile sectors are heavily dependent on the powerloom sector to meet their fabric requirement. There are approximately 5.19 Lakh Powerloom Units with 22.98 Lakh Powerlooms as on 31.08.2011. The technology level of this sector varies from obsolete plain loom to high tech shuttleless looms. There are approximately 1,05,000 shuttleless looms in this sector. It is estimated that more than 75% of the shuttle looms are obsolete and outdated with a vintage of more than 15 years and have virtually no process or quality control devices / attachments. However, there has been significant upgradation in the technology level of the powerloom sector during the last 5-6 years.

Growth in the Powerloom Sector


The estimated number of powerlooms in the decentralised sector in the country till 31.08.2011 was 22,98,050. The year-wise growth in the number of looms installed is given in table 9.1.

Cloth production( in million sq.mtr):


The details of total cloth production and production by powerloom sector during the last five years are given in table 9.2.

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Out of 44 Powerloom Service Centres under Textile Commissioner and other agencies, 43 Powerloom Service Centre (PSCs) have been modernised with modern machines and equipment such as shuttleless looms of type Projectile, Rapier, Air jet, Automatic Cop Changing Looms, Drop Box Looms, Pirn Winders, Cone Winders, Sectional Warping Machine, DG Sets etc. Out of 44 PSCs, 14 PSCs are under the Office of the Textile Commissioner, 25 PSCs are run by different TRAs, 4 PSCs under KSPDC, Bangalore & one PSC is run by State Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.

Table 9.1
Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (up to Aug, 2011) No. of powerlooms 19,90,308 21,06,370 22,05,352 22,46,474 22,82,744 22,98,050 Growth percentage 5.8% 4.7% 1.9% 1.61% 0.67%

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Year Total production Production on Powerloom 32,879 34,725 33,648 36,997 37,571 15,055 %age of powerloom over total cloth production 61.78% 61.98% 61.22% 61.29% 60.73% 61.81% %age increase over previous year Total Production 4.94% -1.89% 9.76% 2.55% -Powerloom production 5.61% -3.10% 9.95% 1.55% --

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During the year 2010-11, the 44 PSCs trained 11530 persons, developed 5569 designs & tested 79740 samples and generated total revenue of Rs.81.40 lakh. During this period, PSCs have organised 462 exhibitions, seminars & workshops. The achievement during 2011-12(April to October) is as under :1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. No. of trainees No. of sample tested No. of Design developed No. of consultancy / trouble shooting Total Revenue No. of seminar, exhibitions and workshops 5233 37030 3233 2501 67.17 lakh 185

Pradesh) and Panipat (Haryana). These CADCs help the decentralized and small Powerloom units to access new designs and improve the quality of the fabric.

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Computer Aided Design centers


The following 17 Computer Aided Design Centres (CADC) have been established: Coimbatore, Karur, Komarapalayam and Somanur (Tamil Nadu), Surat and Ahmedabad (Gujrat), Solapur, Ichalkaranji, Bhiwandi and Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bilwara (Rajasthan) and Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Bangalore and Doddaballapur (Karnataka), Burhanpur and Indore (Madhya

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Component GIS Natural death Rs. 60,000/Accidental Death Rs. 1,50,000/Total Permanent Disability Rs. 1,50,000/Partial Permanent Disability Rs. 75,000/-

for a maximum period of 4 years under Shiksha Sahayog Yojana (SSY). Under the said schemes, 9,68,979 powerloom workers have been insured upto October, 2011 involving GOI share of premium to the extent of Rs.1062.45 lakh since July, 2003 to October, 2011. During the year 201011, 1,53,896 workers have been insured and Govt. share of premium to the extent of Rs.2,30,84,400/have been paid. During the year 201112 (April to October) 76,343 workers have been insured.

area of 13.67 lakh sq. ft. Total subsidy of Rs.7.60 Crore has been released. Out of the said 42 projects, 18 projects have been completed.

Integrated scheme for Powerloom Sector Development


In order to achieve the overall development of the powerloom sector, Govt. has announced the Integrated Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development during 2007 08. The Scheme has got the following components : Marketing Development programme for Powerloom Sector Exposure visit of Powerloom Weavers to other Clusters Survey of the Powerloom Sector Powerloom Cluster Development Development and Upgradation of skills (HRD)

Group Workshed Scheme


The Govt. of India has introduced a Group Workshed Scheme for decentralized powerloom sector on 29.7.2003, during the xth Five-Year Plan. The scheme aims at setting up of Powerloom Parks with modern weaving machinery to enhance their competitiveness in the Global Market and the same has been modified. As per the modified Scheme, subsidy for construction of workshed would be limited to 40% of the unit cost of construction subject to a maximum of Rs. 160/- per sq. ft., whichever is less. Ordinarily, minimum 4 weavers should form a group with 48 modern looms of single width or 24 wider width looms and per person minimum 4 looms will be allowed to be installed. The maximum subsidy will be Rs.12 lakh per person. The scheme does not envisage more than 500 looms under one project proposal. Total 42 projects have been approved during 11th Plan period upto October 2011, for providing Government subsidy of Rs.16.51 Crore on eligible construction

(a) Marketing Development programme for Powerloom Sector


Marketing Development programme has a vital role in powerloom sector. Therefore, an activity for promotion and marketing of powerloom products through different mechanism such as organization of exhibitions and buyer seller meets, Seminar / Workshops, publicity & awareness programmes etc. are being implemented in association with Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDExCIL) and other agencies. During 11thPlan(2007-08 to Oct.2011), total 44 BSM have been conducted and Govt. has released fund amounting Rs.2.66 Crore.

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(b) Exposure visit by powerloom weavers to other clusters :
The powerloom weavers from the clusters of low level technology are not exposed to other areas of manufacturing to be able to produce diversified textile products or value added fabrics due to limited knowledge. With a view to overcome such deficiency, the powerloom weavers in different clusters, are being taken to other developed clusters to become familiar with the working upgraded skills, the products manufactured and the marketing techniques adopted in those clusters. The concerned Regional Offices assist the powerloom weavers during the exposure visits and facilitate effective and meaningful interaction. The financial assistance is also being provided by the Government of India to meet the expenditure arising out of these visits. During 11thPlan(2007-08 to Oct.2011), total 2367 workers visited the developed powerloom clusters and Govt. has paid the fund of Rs.0.58 Crore for travelling and incidental expenditure to workers. by the EDI, Ahmedabad during 2007 08 involving the total expenditure of Rs.15.97 lakh. During the year 2008-09, Rs.4.80 lakh has been spent for refresher training of Officers from Regional Offices & Headquarters. The following 8 clusters have been selected for development and CDO have been posted in the respective cluster and diagnostic study have been completed by the CDO: (1) Burhanpur, (2) Nalagonda, (3) Ranaghat (4) Umbergaon (5) Amritsar (6) Karur (7) Bhilwara (8) Maunathbhanjan

Coverage of Powerloom Sector in other ongoing Schemes : 20% Margin Money Subsidy Scheme under TUFS
The Govt. has implemented 20% Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme under the TUFS, especially in order to help the decentralized Powerloom Sector. The scheme was announced on 6.11.2003 by Ministry of Textiles and is applicable to Powerlooms in SSI sector only. Under the Scheme, Rs.223.27 crore has been disbursed to 3033 cases between November, 2003 to 30.11.2011. The Scheme has been re-named as 20% MMS since 1.4.2007. Progress of this Scheme is given at table 9.4.

(c) Powerloom Cluster Development


Towards the development of different powerloom clusters identified, 30 CDOs were given training in cluster development

Table 9.4
Sr. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Year 2003 04 2004 05 2005 06 2006 07 2007 08 2008 09 2009 - 10 2010 11 2011- 12 (upto Nov.2011) No. of units 4 150 368 827 567 404 363 233 117 Amount of subsidy released ( Rs. In Crore) 0.10 6.00 23.00 59.86 44.95 32.48 30.57 17.72 8.59

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The All India Powerloom Board was first constituted as an Advisory Board in November, 1981 and since then GOI has reconstituted AIPB from time to time. The Govt. of India has last reconstituted the AIPB for a period of two years vide Office Memorandum No.8/8/2007-PL dated 22.12.2011. It has representatives of the Central and State Govts., Federations/ Associations of Powerloom Industry as its members and is headed by the Honble Union Minister of Textiles as the Chairman. up-gradation in pre-loom/on-loom/postloom operations, weaving sheds, skill upgradation, design inputs, health facilities etc. The development of 6 Mega Clusters in Handloom, Handicrafts and Powerlooms were first announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech 2008-09. Consequently, following three Central Sector Plan Schemes were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in the meeting held on 20.11.2008: i) Comprehensive Powerloom Cluster Development Scheme Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme

MEGA CLUSTER
The Schemes for mega cluster envisage support for weavers/artisans, both in and outside the cooperative fold, including those in Self Help Groups (SHGs), Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) etc. The Schemes provide for development of all the facets of selected clusters like raw material support, design inputs, upgradation of technology, infrastructure development, marketing support, welfare of weavers etc. A convergence of the existing development interventions of the Ministry of Textiles & other Ministries/ Departments will be affected in these clusters. The Schemes also raise living standards of the weavers/artisans by improving the infrastructure facilities, with better storage facilities, technology ii)

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Based on Budget Announcement made in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, 12 centres are being developed as mega clusters on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to scale up infrastructure and production in Handloom, Handicraft and Powerloom sectors, wherein Government contribution has been earmarked at maximum of Rs.70 crore for each mega cluster. At present, following 12 centres are being developed as Mega Clusters as in table 9.5.

Table 9.5
Handlooms: 4 Mega Clusters 1. varanasi (U.P). 2. Sivsagar (Assam). 3. Murshidabad (W.B.). 4. virudhunagar (T.N)). Handicrafts: 5 Mega Clusters 5. Moradabad (U.P.) 6. Narasapur (A.P.). 7. Bhdohi-Mirzapur (U.P.). 8. Srinagar (J&K). 9. Jodhpur (Rajasthan) Powerloom: 3 Mega Clusters 10. Bhiwandi (Maharastra). 11. Erode (Tamil Nadu). 12. Bhilwara (Rajasthan).

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The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma lighting the lamp to inaugurate the Exhibition of Handicraft and Handloom Products from West Bengal, in New Delhi on September 05, 2011. The Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi and the Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Ms. Rita Menon are also seen.

andloom weaving is one of the largest economic activity after agriculture providing direct and indirect employment to more than 43 lakh weavers and allied workers. This sector contributes nearby 15% of the cloth production in the country and also contributes to the export earning of the country. 95% of the worlds hand woven fabric comes from India. The handloom sector has a unique place in our economy. It has been sustained by transferring skills from one generation to another. The strength of the sector lies in its uniqueness, flexibility of production, openness to innovations, adaptability to the suppliers requirement and the wealth of its tradition.

The adoption of modern techniques and economic liberalization, however, have made serious inroads into the handloom sector. Competition from powerloom and mill sector, availability of cheaper imported fabrics, changing consumer preferences and alternative employment opportunities have threatened the vibrancy of handloom sector. The Government of India, since independence, has been following a policy of promoting and encouraging the handloom sector through a number of programmes and schemes. Due to various policy initiatives and scheme interventions like cluster approach, aggressive marketing initiative and social welfare measures, the handloom sector

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has shown positive growth and the income level of weavers has improved. The handloom fabric production has been very impressive and growth has been at the rate of 6% to 7% in the beginning of the 11th Plan. The subsequent economic downturn has affected all the sectors in India and abroad and handloom was no exception. The production had declined nominally in 2008-09. Now, there is a positive sign and production has shown positive growth. The export of handloom products has also shown a growth of more than 32% in 2010-11 as compare to 2009-10. In the cluster approach, efforts were made to cover groups of 100 weavers to 25000 weavers through different cluster sizes for their integrated and holistic development. Aggressive marketing initiative through marketing events (600-700 events per year) has helped weavers and their cooperative societies to understand the market trend and consumer choice, besides selling the products directly to the customers. For a focused attention on the sector, the Ministry has started celebrating Handloom Week every year. The handloom forms a precious part of the generational legacy and exemplifies the richness and diversity of our country and the artistry of the weavers. Tradition of weaving by hand is a part of the countrys cultural ethos. As an economic activity, handloom is the 2nd largest employment provider next only to agriculture. The sector about 23.77 lakh handlooms provides employment to 43.31 lakh persons. Of which, 10% are scheduled castes, 18% belong to scheduled tribes, 45% OBC and 27% are from other Castes. Production in the handloom sector recorded a figure of 6949(P) million sqr.meters in the year 2010-11, which is about 23.23% over the production figure of 5493 million sqr. meters recorded in the year 200304. During 2011-12 production in the handloom sector is reported to be 5178 million sqr. meters (April Dec.,2011) and is given at table10.1

Table 10.1 Cloth Production by Handloom Sector


Year Cloth Production by Handloom 5493 5722 6108 6536 6943 6677 6806 6949 5178 (P) Share of Handloom in the total cloth production 16.2 16.1 15.9 15.9 16.0 15.9 14.9 14.6 Ratio of Handloom to Powerloom (in terms of cloth) 1:4.91 1:4.95 1:5.01 1:5.03 1:4.97 1:5.04 1:5.41 1:5.59 Total Cloth Production* 33874 35573 38390 41161 43265 42121 45819 47083 23110

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto Dec.2011)

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The Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms has been implementing five schemes during 11th Five Year Plan, which are (i) Integrated Handloom Development Scheme; (ii) Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme; (iii) Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme; (iv) Mill Gate Price Scheme; and (v) Diversified Handloom Development Scheme. The scheme-wise progress is detailed below: Rs.35.00 crore for NER States). Out of Rs.164.70 crore, a sum of Rs.130.65 crore has been released to various State Governments/UTs and other organizations (upto 21.02.2012). The Targets for new Clusters and Group Approach Projects for the 2011-12 have not been fixed and priority is for release of 2nd& 3rdinstalments of the clusters and 2ndinstallment of the Groups already sanctioned, 24 new Clusters have been sanctioned. A sum of Rs.59.13 crore has been released, which includes the third installment of earlier sanctioned projects. In addition, 258 Group Approach Projects have also been sanctioned and a sum of Rs.13.01 crore has been released, which includes the earlier sanctioned projects. Under Marketing Incentive Component of IHDS, a sum of Rs.65.98 crore has been released to various State Governments/ UTs. Phase-wise number of Clusters taken up so far are given at table 10.2. Table 10.2 Phase-wise number of Clusters taken up by 2011-12 (upto 21.02.2012).
Phase No. of Clusters sanctioned 20 251 131 52 107 24 No. of Group Approach Projects sanctioned --548 411 829 258

INTEGRATED HANDLOOMS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME


The Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS) envisages taking care of all the needs of the weavers in a cluster in an integrated and coordinated manner. The scheme aims to focus on formation of weavers group as a visible entity, develop the handlooms weavers groups to become self-sustainable, inclusive approach to cover weavers both within and outside the cooperative fold, skill up-gradation of handlooms weavers/ workers to produce diversified products with improved quality to meet the market requirements, provide suitable workplace to weavers to enable them to produce quality products with improved productivity etc. Under the scheme, clusters having about 300 - 500 looms under each, are taken up for development in a time frame of 3 years at an upper cost of Rs.60.00 lakh per cluster. Handloom weavers, who are not covered by the clusters, are supported through a Group Approach, which will be implemented in a project mode. A Group, consisting of 10 weavers or more, is provided financial assistance for (i) Basic inputs; (ii) Training in weaving, dyeing, designing and managerial disciplines; and (iii) Construction of Work-sheds. During the year 2011-12, there is a budgetary provision of Rs.164.70 crore (Rs.129.70 crore for General States and

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Table 10.3 Number of Clusters Sanctioned during 2006-07 to 2011-12 under Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS)
2006-07 Sl. No. 1 Andhra Prd. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Bihar Chhattisgarh Delhi Gujarat Haryana Himachal Prd. Jammu & Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Prd. Maharashtra Orissa Punjab Rajasthan Tamilnadu Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NER Arunachal Prd. Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura Total Grand Total 2 20 5 0 10 56 251 4 37 131 5 21 52 6 30 107 21 24 9 1 1 3 4 2 18 1 1 1 2 1 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto 21.02.12) 13 1 1 2 1 4 2 8 11 5 5 1 7 0 10 14 1 9 94 4 5 14 1 2 1 10 1 5 4 31 3 12 6 1 4 8 1 8 2 6 5 3 12 7 2 5 77 3 4 12 1 5 1 3 2 9 5 Total

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S.N. General 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto 21.02.12) Total

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Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, J& K, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, West Bengal). The rates of premium are given at table 10.5. The annual limit per family is Rs.15,000/out of which OPD cover will be Rs.7500/-. The scheme envisages covering (a) not only the weaver but also his wife and two children (b) all pre-existing diseases as well as new diseases and (c) has substantial provision for OPD. The ancillary handloom worker like those engaged in warping, winding, dyeing, printing, finishing, sizing, Jhala making, jacquard cutting etc. are also eligible to be covered. The progress of the scheme is given at Table 10.6. The following new initiatives have been taken in the Health Insurance Scheme for more effective implementation 1. The premium has been reduced by 14% as compared to previous year. This has enabled more coverage of weavers in the Policy year (2010-11) & (2011-12), i.e., 17.97 lakh weavers each as compared to 16.11 lakh weavers enrolled during the year 2009-10.

Since 2005-06 and 2006-07 the Government of India was implementing two separate schemes namely the Health Insurance Scheme for providing health care facilities to the handloom weavers in the country and the Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana for providing Life Insurance Cover to handloom weavers in case of natural / accidental death, total / partial disability due to accident. During the 11th Plan, both schemes have been amalgamated into one scheme namely Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme. The details of the schemes are as under:

2.1 Health Insurance Scheme (HIS)


The revised Health Insurance scheme for Handloom Weavers is being implemented during 2010-11 & 2011-12 to enroll 17.97 lakh weavers each policy year from 692 clusters all over India, Zone-I (in the States of (Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan) and Zone-II (in the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur,

Table 10.5
Zone-I ( 317 Clusters) Govt. of India Share Premium Service Tax Total - Rs. 681.60 - Rs. 87.76 - Rs. 769.36 Zone-II (375 Clusters) Govt. of India Share Premium Service Tax Total *Weaver/State Govt. contribution Total Premium Rs. 559.20 Rs. 71.99 Rs. 631.19

*Weaver/State Govt. contribution - Rs. 170.40 Total Premium - Rs. 939.76 ( i.e.Rs.852.00 + 87.76)

- Rs. 139.80 - Rs. 770.99 (i.e.Rs.699.00 + 71.99)

* The minimum contribution by weaver should be Rs.50/- even in cases where the State Govts. are making contribution on his behalf.

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Table 10.6. Enrolment and Claims settled under Health Insurance Scheme (upto Dec. 2011)
Policy Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 (Policy period w.e.f. Dec.,10 to Nov.,11) Cumulative Total Weavers enrolled 17,74,034 18,78,334 16,11,837 17,97,513 (target) 70,61,718 No. of claims Settled 23,62,619 39,50,281 37,46,864 2,61,632 Amount (Rs. in Cr.) 107.09 118.04 80.71 7.08

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The Service Provider has been selected for a period of two policy years, i.e., 2010-11 and 2011-12. The Insurance Company has its Cluster Coordinator/TPA in threefourth of 692 clusters of the country. Insurance Company has established tie-up with OPD/IPD for cashless facility in 90% of the handloom clusters in each State. For settlement of reimbursement claims, the beneficiary has to submit a claim within 60 days from the end date of policy period. The Insurance Company shall settle such claims within 30 days from its date of receipt. In case of delay of settlement, of valid claims, Insurance Company pays interest on pro rata basis on the amount @ which is 2% above the bank rates prevalent at the beginning of the financial year in the year in which the claim was received by it. Insurance Company provides web based access, as far as possible, to data relating to enrollment, MIS reports, status of claims, balance amount left in his account (as a Statement of Treatment, on demand)

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2.2 Mahatma Gandhi Yojana (MGBBY)

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The MGBBY is being implemented through the Life Insurance Corporation of India. The contribution of the annual premium of Rs.470/- per member under the scheme is at table 10.7.

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Table 10.7 Annual Premium of MGBBY
GOI contribution Weavers Contribution LICs contribution Total premium Rs.290/Rs. 80/2007-08 Rs.100/Rs.470/2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Policy Year

Table 10.9 Scholarships given under MGBBY


Number of Scholarships given 49170 59173 72793 155552 28470 Amount (Rs. In Crore) Rs.04.03 Rs.05.24 Rs.06,87 Rs.12.34 Rs.04.24

During the 11th Plan, the benefits available under the MGBBY have been substantially increased as compared to what was available during the 10th Plan (Table 10.8). Table 10.8 Comparative Benefits under MGBBY
S. No. Details Benefits during the 10th Plan Rs. 50,000/Benefits from 1.10.07

Table 10.10 Enrolments under MGBBY


Policy Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Weavers enrolled 466484 575909 526317 520831 6,00,000 (target)

(i)

Natural Death Accidental Death Total Disability Partial Disability

Rs.60,000/-

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Rs.1,50,000/-

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2010-11 No. Amt. (Rs. Cr.)

(iv)

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Rs.75,000/-

No. Amt. No. (Rs. Cr) 3696

In addition to the above, under the MGBBY, a Scholarship of Rs.300/- per quarter per child is paid to students studying in standard Ix to xII for a maximum period of four years or till they complete xII standard, whichever event occurs earlier. The benefit is restricted to two children of the member covered. Details of enrolment and claims settled under Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana are given at table 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11.

21.1 3491 21.25

3719 22.74

2518 15.46 4.60

59173 5.24 72793 6.87 155539 12.30 32770

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The Marketing Promotion envisages a wide gamut of activities for the promotion and marketing of handloom products, which inter alia includes (i) Organising Exhibitions, Events and Craft Melas, (ii) Setting up of Urban Haats, (iii) Setting up of Marketing Complexes/Handloom

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Havelies, (iv) Publicity and Awareness and Brand building, (v) Geographical Indication Act, and (vi) Handloom House at Janpath. During the current financial year 2011-12, as on 31st January, 2012, 740 marketing events have been sanctioned to various State Governments/ State Handloom agencies.

Handloom Marketing Complex, Janpath, New Delhi:


Handloom Marketing Complex at Janpath, New Delhi with the objective to provide infrastructure support to handloom agencies to augment their sales is under construction. This handloom marketing complex will showcase the exquisite varieties of handlooms produced all over the country by the adept weavers and will also act as a forum for the promotion of handloom products in the domestic as well as international markets. The complex is likely to be completed by the mid of 2012.

Brand building through Handloom Mark


The Handloom Mark has been launched to serve as a guarantee to the buyer that handloom product being purchased is a genuine handwoven product and not a powerloom or mill made product. Handloom Mark will be promoted and popularized through advertisements in newspapers and magazines, electronic media, syndicated articles, fashion shows, films etc. The Textiles Committee is the Implementing agency for promotion of Handloom Mark. As on 31st Jan., 2012, 241.21 lakh (cumulative) handloom mark labels have been sold to 8737 stakeholders. 812 retail outlets are selling handloom goods with handloom mark label. The new beneficiaries included in the Handloom Mark Scheme to get the benefits are: Self Help Groups, Joint Liability Groups, Consortia, Producer companies, Handloom Weavers Groups or any other legal entity, or organization involved in Handloom activities and approved by Development Commissioner for Handlooms with a one time registration fee of Rs. 500.00. Sale price of one label has been brought down from Rs. 1.25 to 60 paise and application forms are available free of cost. The Registration fee for individual weavers is Rs. 25 and for Master weaver Registration fee is Rs.500.

Sant Kabir Award


This award is conferred every year, beginning from the year 2009, on such outstanding weavers who have made valuable contribution in keeping alive the handloom heritage and also for their dedication in building up linkages between the past, present and the future through dissemination of knowledge on traditional skills and designs. Weavers will be conferred every year. Each award consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl and a citation. In addition, financial assistance to the extent of Rs. 6.00 lakh is also given to each of the Sant Kabir Awardee to innovate and create 10 new products of high level of excellence, of high aesthetic value and of high quality. 10 handloom weavers have been selected to confer Sant Kabir Award for the year 2009.

Handloom Week
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through newspapers, magazines, outdoor publicity, through electronic media were undertaken. provides legal protection to Geographical Indications of goods etc., and prevents unauthorized use of these by others. Under Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme this office provides Rs.1.50 lakh to register the handloom items under Geographical Indications. Financial assistance to register 35 items have been provided by this office so far to various States.

Marketing Events
The target of marketing events for the year 2011-12 has been increased to 700 No. from 680 No. sanctioned during the year 2010-11 to give adequate opportunity to handloom weavers and their societies to market their products directly to the consumers without the intervention of the middlemen. 740 marketing events have been sanctioned during the current year 2011-12 till 31st Jan., 2012.

Export Promotion
The objective of the Handloom Export Promotion is to assist the handloom Cooperative Societies, Corporations/Apex and handloom exporters to participate in international events, buyer-seller meets etc. and to make available the latest designs, trends, colour forecasts etc. Under this Component, assistance is given for (i) Export Project, (ii) Participation in International fairs & exhibitions, and (iii) Setting up of Design studios. During the year 2010-11, 03 Export Projects were sanctioned and various handloom agencies participated through HEPC in 23 international fairs/exhibitions. During the current year 2011-12, participation in 22 international fairs have been approved.

Exhibition of Handloom Products


Exhibition-cum-Sale of Handloom Items during the India Day at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie was organised during July 2011 and again in Oct. 2011. A Buyer Seller Meet was organized in September 2011 at Jaipur to promote and preserve traditional Kota Doria and showcased wide range of Kota Doria products. A Master Creation Programme has been organised at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi from 1st to 15th Dec. 2011 wherein National awardees have exhibited their products for sale directly to the public. Loom demonstration has also been made during the programme. An exhibition cum sale Himcraft of woolen products developed in clusters of Himachal Pradesh was held during the Handloom Week on 24-26th December, 2011 at India Islamic Center, New Delhi where the Handloom weavers exhibited and sold their products to public.

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MILL GATE PRICE SCHEME (MGPS)

This scheme was introduced during 1992-93 with the objective of providing all types of yarn to the handloom weavers organizations at the price at which it is available at the Mill Gate. National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC), Government of India Undertaking, is the nodal agency for implementation of the scheme. All types of yarn required for production of handloom items are covered under the scheme. Under the scheme, the Government of India provides transportation expenses involved in the supply of the hank yarn to handloom

The Geographical Indications of Goods


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sector. There is also a provision for supply of yarn through Yarn depots and expenses of operation of the Yarn depots @ 2.5% of value of yarn is provided by Government of India. 788 yarn depots are operational throughout the country as on 31.12.2011. Under the Mill Gate Price Scheme, following assistance is provided:(i) Freight reimbursement transportation of yarn. for
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto Dec., 2011)

has been supplied by the NHDC under the scheme. The details of yarn supplied under MGPS during the 11th Plan is given attable 10.13. Table 10.13 Progress of Mill Gate Price Scheme
Year Yarn supply Qty (In lakh kg.) 678.46 855.12 1081.21 1105.96 638.98 Value (Rs. In crore) 563.05 793.77 987.32 1195.55 739.81

(ii) Expenses of operating the yarn depot @ 2.5%, based on actuals. (iii) Service Charges to the NHDC.. To offset the increase in fuel cost and ensure availability of arn in handloom clusters in far flung areas of the country at the same price at which it is available at yarn manufacturing mills, the rate of freight reimbursement for transportation have been enhanced and revised rate of freight reimbursement admissible under the MGPS for supply of yarn is given at table 10.12. Table 10.12 Maximum Freight Rate Reimbursement under the MGPS
Item Plain Area 2.5% 1.00% 10.00% Hills/ remote Area 2.5% 1.25% 10.00% NE Region 5.00% 1.50% 10.00%

10% Price Subsidy on Hank Yarn


To address the issue of yarn availability at reasonable prices to handloom weavers and their organization, the Cabinet has approved on 18th December, 2011 a new component 10% Price Subsidy on Hank Yarn alongwith enhancement of rate of freight reimbursement (as indicated in Table 10.10) under MGPS. Under this new component of MGPS, 10% price subsidy on domestic silk yarn and cotton hank yarn will be provided by the Government to ensure supply of subsidised yarn to handloom sector. The National Handloom Development Corporation, State Governments and their Apex/Corporations will be implementing agencies. A yarn pass book will be issued and the subsidized yarn will be supplied either to individual handloom weavers or to their self help groups, cooperative societies etc., but not to both.

Yarn Other than Silk/Jute Silk Yarn Jute/Jute blended yarn

Supply of yarn by the National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) under the Mill Gate Price Scheme has gone up considerably and registered a figure of 1105.96 lakh kgs. valued at Rs.1195.50 crore in the year 2010-11. During the year 2011-12 (upto Dec., 2011), 638.98 lakh kgs yarn valued at Rs.739.81 crore

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Third Handloom Census and issue of Photo Identiy cards to Handloom weavers :
The work of conducting Third National Handloom Census and issue of Photo Identity Cards (PIC) to all the eligible weavers has been completed successfully. The report of the Handloom Census of India (2009-10) was released on 23.12.2010 and work of issuing Photo identity cards commenced through MOS(T) on that day. Subsequently, the PICs have been delivered to the State Governments concerned across the country for onward distribution to the eligible weavers and allied workers concerned. The highlights of the census are given in table 10.14 & 10.15.

Table 10.14 Handloom Units, Weavers and Allied Workers, and Number of Handlooms (as per Handloom Census) (Figures in lakhs)
Handloom Units 1 2 3 First Census (1987-88) Second Census (1995-96) Third Census (2009-10) 29.97 25.24 28.2 Weavers and Allied Workers 67.4 65.5 43.31 No. of Handlooms 37.8 34.71 23.71

Table 10.15 Comparative Outcome-as per Handloom Census 1995-96 v/s 2009-10:
Parametre Mandays worked per weaver household (days) Share of full time weavers to total weavers Share of weavers household reporting less than a metre production per day Share of weavers household reporting more than 60% income from handloom and related activities Share of idle handlooms Second Census (1995-96) 197 44% 68% 31% 10% Third Census (2009-10) 234 64% 46% 35% 4%

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Weavers Service Centres (WSCs):
At present, twenty five Weavers Service Centres (WSCs) are located across the country. These WSCs pay a vital role in imparting training to weavers, upgrading the skill and productivity of weavers. They have developed new designs and revived traditional ones. WSCs also render extension services which involve transfer of design inputs, skills and technology to weavers. All the WSCs are functioning under Non-plan. During the year 2010-11, a sum of Rs.2799.22 lakh (Non-plan) had been incurred against RE budget of Rs.2866.33 lakh. During the current financial year 2011-12, an amount of Rs.2560 Lakh has been incurred upto October,2011 against the budget provision of Rs.2965 lakh. 2006, an Indian Institute of Handloom technology (IIHT) has been set up at Bargarh (Orissa) w.e.f. 2.6.2008 from the Panchayat College Campus, Bargarh (Orissa). Construction of its own building is in progress. Against the total cost of Rs.36.09 crore, an amount of Rs.19.05 crore has been released to CPWD authorities concerned upto 2011-12 (upto 30.11.2011). Every year, 30 students are offered admission in three years Diploma Course in Handloom Technology and 21 students have been passed out their DHT course till April, 2011 from IIHT, Bargarh. Apart from the above, four IIHTs are also functioning at venkatagiri (Andhra Pradesh), Gadag (Karnataka), Champa (Chhattisgarh) and Kannur (Kerala) under the State Sector. During 2010-11, an amount of Rs.626.02 lakh was incurred under non-plan by the IIHTs functioning at Guwahati, varanasi, Salem and Jodhpur against the budget provision of Rs.648.19 lakh (Non-plan). A sum of Rs.116.91 lakh was incurred by IIHT Bargarh during 2010-11 against the budget provision of Rs.148.50 lakh under the plan head. Similarly, of the provision of Rs. 153.50 lakh under BE 2011-12 (Plan), an expenditure of Rs. 598.44 lakh has been incurred up to 31.01.2012.

Indian Institutes of Handloom Technology (IIHTs):


The Indian Institutes of Handloom Technology (IIHTs) provide qualified and trained manpower to the Handloom Sector and undertake experimental and research programmes on all aspects of the handloom industry. Five IIHTs are presently functioning each one at varanasi, Salem, Guwahati, Jodhpur and Bargarh in the Central Sector. In order to cater the needs of handloom sector for technically qualified manpower, provision for opening new IIHTs in the Central Sector wherever required, has been made in the xI Five Year Plan. In principle approval for setting up an IIHT at Shantipur (West Bengal) has been accorded recently by the Honble Commerce, Industry & Textiles Minister, vide his announcement dated 4.11.2011.

National Centre for Textile Designs (NCTD):


National Centre for Textile Designs was set up in January, 2001 at Handloom Pavilion, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi to promote traditional and contemporary designs to enable the textile industry, particularly in the Handloom Sector, to be responsive to the rapidly changing market demands. The activities of NCTD are as follows On-line Activities: Include dissemination of information related

Setting up IIHT at Bargarh (Orissa):


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to textile designs through its website www.designdiary.nic.in. The site provides information relating to national and international design trends and colour forecast, design pool, and cyber yellow pages, panel of textiles designers and linkages to other textiles related sites. NCTD uploads various designs and layouts developed by the professional artists of the Weavers Service Centres, based on the themes, and make them available to users and subscribers. Off-line Activities: Include holding of special exhibitions on sustained basis for increased product exposure and awareness regarding handlooms products among the public.

NEW INITIATIVES TAKEN DURING 2011-12 FOR THE HANDLOOM SECTOR


(I) FINANCIAL PACKAGE HANDLOOM SECTOR for

The exhibitions of NCTD are held under the title Tantavi, meaning of the loom in Sanskrit, which is also the registered trademark of NCTD. NCTD is also making available the developed fabric samples to the manufacturers and exporters for development in large scale to cater local and export market requirement. NCTD converted full-length theme based fabric samples into three-dimensional forms, and displayed them in the exhibitions, which drew due attention of the national level manufacturers and exporters.

In the Budget announcement (201112) on 28.2.2011, the Finance Minister had announced that the Government of India would provide Rs.3000 crore for implementing the financial package for handloom sector on All India basis. The Revival, Reform and Restructuring Package for Handloom Sector has been approved with the total financial implication of Rs. 3884 crore, out of which Government of Indias share is Rs. 3137 crore and the share of the State Governments is Rs. 747 crore. The component-wise details of the Financial Package are at table 10.16. The Package covers loan waiver of 100% of principal and 25% of interest, which is overdue as on 31.03.2010 in respect of weavers and their societies. Interest subsidy of 3% for 3 years will be extended from the date of disbursal of the fresh loan extended by banks to the eligible handloom cooperative societies and individual handloom weavers. Fresh loan extended by the Banks will be guaranteed for a period of 3 years, for which the

Table 10.16 Component-wise break of Financial Package


S.N. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Component Loan waiver and recapitalization of handloom weavers cooperative societies as on 31.03.2010. Waiver of individual weaver loans as on 31.3.2010 Strengthening of weaver cooperative societies 3% Interest Subsidy for fresh loans Credit Guarantee for fresh loans Training for the functionaries Loss assessment exercise & Cost of Implementation Total Rs. crore 3021 500 88 180 25 30 40 3884

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guarantee fee and other charges will be borne by the Government. The Package will require cooperation of the State Governments, which will have to sign an MoU for carrying out structural reforms of the handloom cooperatives and will have to provide 20% of the funds for waiver of overdues. weavers and their Cooperatives/ Corporations will be guaranteed for 3 years by the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE). The Government will pay the required guarantee fee and annual service fee. (d) Information, Education & Communication (IEC) Activity: A publicity and awareness campaign will be carried out to make the handloom weavers aware of the scheme. (ii) Yarn supply to handloom sector: To address the issue of yarn availability at reasonable prices, the following benefits have been approved: (a) 10% price subsidy on domestic silk yarn and cotton hank yarn will be provided by the Government to ensure supply of subsidized yarn to handloom sector. (b) The Government has approved enhancement in the rate of freight reimbursement for transportation of different types of yarn used by the handloom sector in order to offset the increase in fuel cost. This will ensure availability of yarn in the handloom clusters in far flung areas of the country at roughly the same price at which it is available at yarn manufacturing mills. The projected financial outlay involved in the implementation of these proposals during the current year 2011-12 and the 12th Plan period is Rs. 2362.15 crore. The comprehensive package will benefit all the handloom weavers and their cooperative societies in the country as per the budget allocation, in addition to 3 lakh handloom weavers and

(II) COMPRHENSIVE PACKAGE FOR HANDLOOM SECTOR


To meet the two critical needs of cheap credit and cheap hank yarn for the handloom sector, the Government has approved a comprehensive package for handloom sector. The components of comprehensive package will be implemented through two existing Plan schemes i.e. Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme for availability of cheap credit, and Mill Gate Price Scheme for availability of subsidised hank yarn.The brief detail of comprehensive package are given below: (i) Credit to handloom sector: For easy credit availability to handloom weavers, the Government will provide assistance for the following: (a) Margin money assistance @ Rs.4200 per weaver to individual weavers by the Government so as to enable them to avail fresh loans from Financial Institutions. (b) Interest Subvention of 3% per annum for 3 years will be provided by the Government so that handloom weavers and their cooperative societies can get loans at subsidized rate of interest. (c) Credit Guarantee: The loans extended by the Financial Institutions to the handloom

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15,000 cooperative societies already covered under the Financial Package approved earlier. These interventions aim at bringing about a paradigm shift by converting individual weavers into micro entrepreneurs by empowering them with cheap credit and yarn. Individual weavers will now be able to command a better price in the market for their products. Scheme on the lines of a similar Scheme being implemented for the Handicraft Sector. Through the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme of CGTMSE, this office can enable credit guarantee cover for working capital and term loan assistance by payment of the Guarantee Fees and the Annual Service Charges on the weavers behalf. The Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) was setup in July, 2000 jointly by GOI and SIDBI which became operational from 01st August, 2000.The trust provides guarantee cover to both fund and nonfund based credit facilities including term loan and working capital facilities sanctioned by its member lending institutions without collateral security and / or 3rd Party Guarantee to eligible units in the Micro and Small Enterprises Sector.

(III) HANDLOOM WEAVER CARD (WCC) SCHEME

CREDIT

Handloom sector largely comprises of small and tiny units, which fall mostly under the unorganized sector and that credit needs of a large number of weavers are being met through informal channels. The WCC Scheme aims at providing adequate and timely assistance from the Banking institutions to the weavers to meet their credit requirements i.e. for investments needs as well as for working capital in a flexible and cost effective manner. Weaver Credit Card (WCC) Scheme dovetailed with other Government programmes will go a long way in supporting the government initiatives to fulfill the objective of financial inclusion. The Scheme will be implemented both in rural and urban areas.

(v) SPECIAL PROJECT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TRIPURA HANDLOOMS.


There are more than one lakh handlooms in Tripura, of which about 25% are commercial and rest are non-commercial or domestic belonging to ethnic tribes/ Bengali/Manipuri weavers. P r e s e n t l y, due to irregular supply of raw material, lack of innovative designs and products, outdated technology in production process and poor marketing linkages, the handloom sector in the State is passing through hard times and many skilled weavers mainly located in and around cities and towns have switched over to other professions. The proposed Special Project For Development of Tripura Handlooms is likely to benefit 960 handloom weavers and ancillary workers because it proposes an overall development of the dispersed units spread across the remote interiors of the hilly terrain

(IV) CREDIT GUARANTEE THROUGH CREDIT GUARANTEE FUND TRUST FOR MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES (CGTMSE):
The Handloom Sector is in need of short term credit facilities for working capital and term loans which are presently not available easily to the weavers. Therefore it is proposed to provide a credit guarantee cover for working capital/ term loan assistance through banks/MLIs under the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE)

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IMPLEMENTATION OF HANDLOOMS (RESERVATION OF ARTICLES FOR PRODUCTION) ACT, 1985.
The Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985 aims at protecting millions of handloom weavers and rich cultural heritage of India from the encroachment on their livelihood by the powerlooms and mill sector. As per latest amendment vide No. S.O. 2160 dated 3.9.2008, eleven categories of textile articles are reserved under the Act. The physical as well as financial progress of Handloom Reservation Act, 1985 as on 21.02.2012 is given at table 10.17 & 10.18. An Advisory Committee is constituted comprising of 30 members every 3 years to advise on issues relating to Enforcement of the Act.

ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATIONS AND APEX SOCIETIES (ACASH)


The Association of Corporations and Apex Societies of Handlooms (ACASH) is a national level apex organization of the national level, state level and interstate level handloom development corporations and apex handloom cooperative societies. ACASH was registered in June 1984 as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860

Table 10.17 Physical Progress of Handloom Reservation Act, 1985


Sl. No 1. 2. 3. 4. Physical progress Targets for Powerloom Inspections No. of Powerlooms Inspected No. of FIRs. Lodged Convictions 2009-10 229040 197210 12 14 2010-11 252103 264375 11 9 2011-12 (as on 21.02.2012) 259000 219244 29 10

. The Central Assistance released to the set up Enforcement Machinery in States is given at Table 10.16

Table10.18 Central Assistance Released to States (Rs.in lakhs)


Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 8 9 Name of State 2008-09 Andhra Pradesh West Bengal Gujarat Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Haryana Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh Kerala Total Exp. 17.72 11.40 56.70 28.74 11.73 23.71 150.00 Year Wise Amount Released 2009-10 96.27 7.88 57.82 26.06 13.09 16.10 132.78 350.00 2010-11 35.32 27.98 23.83 13.03 8.24 13.78 142.33 28.98 56.51 350.00 2011-12 as on 20.02.12 32.22 17.14 35.07 13.03 11.16 11.45 66.60 24.60 211.27

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to coordinate and promote marketing in the handloom sector. Government of India has appointed ACASH as a nodal agency for supply of handloom goods to be purchased by Central Government Departments / Agencies / PSUs under Single Tender System. The national and state level handloom corporations and apex societies whose names were notified by the Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles for production and supply of handloom goods through ACASH, are members of ACASH. ACASH is also involved in helping the promotion of handloom exports. Supply of handloom items to Central Govt. Ministries/Deptts/ PSUs under Single Tender System: During the current financial year 201112 (1st April 2011 to 31st January 2012), ACASH has received orders worth Rs. 6379.52 lakhs and executed orders worth Rs. 5536.61 lakhs under Single Tender System.

Handloom Expos/Exhibitions
During the financial year 2011-12, ACASH had organized the 22 exhibitions till date (Table No. 10.19) and details regarding proposed exhibitions at table 10.20.

S.No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

EXHIBITION

Table 10.19 Organisation of Exhibitions by ACASH PERIOD


30.05.11 to 10.06.11 18.06.11 to 03.07.11 06.08.11 to 21.08.11 26.08.11 to 11.09.11 15.09.11 to 29.09.11 21.12.11 to 03.01.12 01.10.11 to 14.10.11 16.10.11 to 31.10.11 16.11.11 to 30.11.11 14.11.11 to 27.11.11 08.10.11 to 23.10.11 09.12.11 to 22.12.11 21.12.11 to 03.01.12 16.12.11 to 31.12.11 21.12.11 to 03.01.12 21.12.11 to 03.01.12 21.12.11 to 03.01.12 30.12.11 to 13.01.12 23.12.11 to 05.01.12 29.12.11 to 07.01.12 11.01.12 to 25.01.12 28.01.12 to 12.02.12

SALE (Rs. In lakh) 49.34 49.35 16.82 54.60 46.16 49.00 45.05 279.52 43.77 123.15 60.00 60.86 298.56 472.46 125.00 39.17 45.82 28.80 33.23 81.82 90.11 45.10

Silk & Cotton , Palampur Silks & Cottons , Solan Home furnishing , Delhi Silk & Cotton , Gurgaon Paridhan , Delhi Silks & Cottons , Bhubneshwar Silks & Cottons , Delhi India Weave , Delhi Silks & Cottons , Delhi Handlooms 2011, Delhi Handloom Cluster Expo, Ahmedabad Silk & Cotton , Jaipur National Handloom Expo , Chennai Silk & Cotton , Delhi Silk & Cotton , Patna Silk & Cotton , Mumbai Silk & Cotton , Kokata Silk & cotton , Indore Shawl Show , Delhi Silk & Cotton, Chandigarh Silks of India , Delhi Silk & Cotton , Jalandhar

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Table 10.12 Proposed Exhibitions to be organized by ACASH
S.No. Name of the Event 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sarees of India , Delhi Silk & Cotton, Patiala Cotton of India , Delhi Silk & Cotton , Amritsar Handloom Cluster, Mumbai Handloom Cluster, Kolkata Handloom Cluster, Chennai Handloom Cluster, Delhi Silk & Cotton, Dharamshala Silk & Cotton, Chandigarh Silk & Cotton, Jodhpur Silk & Cotton, Bhopal Silk & Cotton, Dehradun Period 11.02.2012 to 26.02.2012 03.03.2012 to 18.03.2012 11.03.2012 to 25.03.2012 30.03.2012 to 15.04.2012 March, 2012 March, 2012 March 2012 March 2012 17.03.2012 to 31.03.2012 18.02.2012 to 04.03.2012 17.03.2012 to 31.03.2012 24.03.2012 to 06.04.2012 10.03.2012 to 25.03.2012

ALL INDIA HANDLOOM FABRICS MARKETING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD. (AIHFMCS):


The All India Handloom Fabrics Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd., New Delhi was established in 1955 with the twin objectives of developing inter-State and International Trade for handloom fabrics produced by the handloom weavers of the country. The Society is governed under the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, and comes under the jurisdiction of Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies, New Delhi. The membership of All India Society shall consist of registered Apex Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies having at least 50 (fifty) Primary Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies (A Class), registered Primary/ District Level Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies (B Class) and (a) State Government; (b) Government owned/controlled Corporations engaged in production and sale of handloom products; and (C) Such class or classes

of persons or association persons as may be permitted by the Central Registrar (C Class). During the year under review, the Society had a total of 1112 members comprising 23 (A Class), 1056 (B Class) and 33 (C Class) members. The Society had a paid-up share capital of Rs.7,64,25,000/- consisting of 141282 shares as on 31st March, 2011. The main objective of the Society is to organize and develop markets for handloom goods both within the country and abroad. To achieve this objective, the Society has set up a chain of retail showrooms known as Handloom House at various places in the country. During the year 2010-11 (April to November 2010), there were 24 such Handloom Houses in Ahmedabad (2), Chandigarh, Chennai (3), Coimbatore, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata (3), Lucknow, Salem, Madurai, New Delhi, Ranchi, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, varanasi, & visakhapatnam. The Society has its Export Houses at Chennai,

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Noida and Karur. The Society has also got its branches at Singapore and Mauritius giving an impetus to marketing of Indian Handlooms in the foreign markets. During the year 2010-11, the Societys sales turn-over was ` 3587.24 against Rs.3892.22 lakh during the previous year. The domestic sales during the year under review amounted to Rs.2877.85 lakh as against Rs.3279.97 lakh reported in the previous year. The Societys exports during the year 2010-11 were of the order of Rs. 709.39 lakh as against the figure of Rs. 612.25 lakh in the previous year. The Society reportedly has recorded a net profit of Rs.17.63 lakh during the year under review and the Society has been working in profit consequently for the last 51 years. accessories, items of everyday life, wood carvings, painted wood and paper mache, dolls, toys, puppets, masks, folk and tribal paintings and sculptures, terracotta, folk and tribal jewellery and an entire section of traditional Indian textiles. They are exhibited in the Folk and Tribal Art Gallery, Temple Gallery, Court Craft Gallery and Textile Gallery and the rest are housed in the Museum Collection store.

Crafts Demonstrations Programme


The Museum attempts to support traditional handicrafts and handlooms through its regular Craft Demonstration Programme organized round the year. Craftspersons are invited for the Craft Demonstration Programme to demonstrate their skills and also for sale of their products. Around 204 Craftsmen were invited from various States for the Crafts Demonstration Programme and around 28 performers also participated in the Museum upto November 2011. For the remaining four months, upto March 2012, about 200 Craftsperson and performers are expected to participate in Museum activities.

NATIONAL HANDICRAFTS HANDLOOMS MUSEUM (NHHM):

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The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum also known as Crafts Museum is located at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is a subordinate office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles. Its main objectives are to increase public awareness about Indias ancient traditions of Handicrafts and Handlooms, provide an interactive forum for the Craftpersons, designers, exporters, scholars and public and help craftspersons to find a platform for marketing without middlemen and to serve as a resource centre for Indian handicrafts and handlooms traditions. Collection, conservation and preservation of crafts specimens, revival, reproduction and development of art and craft are the basic activities of the Museum.

Research and Documentation


The Research and Documentation work consists of two activities i.e. field research and documentation of craft persons. The Research and Documentation of traditional Indian Handicrafts and Handlooms is an important activity of the Craft Museum. Under this scheme, the Museum provides funds to scholars to undertake fieldwork to document the traditions of Handicrafts and Handlooms, including Folk & Tribal Arts. The documentation of 232 craftspersons, who have participated in Crafts Demonstration Programme of the Museum, was completed upto November,

Museum collection
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2011. Also a detailed crafts documentation report was prepared for Warli Painting of Thane District of Maharashtra, Folk Baul Singing of Bengal, Calligraphy art work on wood, Rangoli and Brocade weaving. books and 100 magazines were issued for reference upto November, 2011.

Conservation and Preservation


The main function of the Conservation and Preservation Section is preventive and curative care of different types of materials/objects. This work is carried out round the year. The Museum has chemically treated 3400 various objects, lining and darning of 126 objects, fumigation of 80 objects, mounting, stitching, repairing, lamination of textiles, paintings, making of polythene/ clothes bags of 361 objects, pedestal clothes stitching/covering of 72 objects. Besides these activities, insecticide spray, cleaning and chemical treatment, fumigation, covering of open display objects, preventive conservation were carried out in the village Complex, stores, permanent galleries, Museum Court yard and Library upto November, 2011. These activities will continue for the next four months upto March, 2012.

Village Complex
The Museums village Complex is a reminiscence of rural India with structures of village dwellings and courtyards from various parts of country. The complex was set up in 1972 as a Rural India Complex. The Complex displays typical huts, characteristic of various regions of the country, wall and courtyards decorated with traditional folk painting. The Complex includes:Kulu Hut (Himachal Pradesh); Mehar Hut (Sourashtra, Gujarat): Gadba Hut (Orissa) Banni Hut (Gujarat); Madhubani courtyard (Bihar); Adi Hut (Arunachal Pradesh); Nicobar Hut (Andaman & Nicobar Island); Typical courtyard of a hut (Jammu & Kashmir); Rabha Hut (Assam); Naga Hut, (North Nagaland); Toda Hut (Tamilnadu) and Gond Hut (Madhya Pradesh); Shrine of Devanarayan (Rajasthan) and Bengal Courtyard (West Bengal). Four open-air theatres have also been developed in the complex, namely: (i) Kadambari Theatre, (ii) Saranga Amphitheatre, (iii) Angan Manch, (iv) Pilkhan Manch

During the period the Crafts Museum organized various exhibitions, seminars/ events and participated in an exhibition in Washington, D.C. Exhibitions
1. 2. Devi: Representations of the goddess from across India. The Camel in Crafts in collaboration with Dastkar a society for crafts and crafts people. Costumes of the Imagination: Mexican Dress of Indian Influence in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico. Maximum India an Exhibition of Indian Crafts and Handlooms, Washington D.C. (objects sent on loan).

Library
The Museum has a specialized reference Library with more than 20,000 reference books and other periodicals on traditional Indian arts, crafts, textiles and major anthropological works on Indian tribes etc. Research scholars and students from various institutions regularly visit the Museum. Around 550 persons have visited the Library in this period and 500

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1. Nature Bazaar Fair for exhibition and sale of handicrafts and handlooms from across India, in collaboration with Dastkar. Bal Sangam festival of children theatre with the National School of Drama. Sarvodaya Kanaya vidyalaya No. 2, S.K.v. Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi110002 and S.K.v., Shakarpur, Madhuban Road, New Delhi participated in Craft Workshops.

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There is a financial outlay of Rs. 536.46/lakhs under Non-Plan out of which Rs. 292.06/- lakhs has been spent upto November, 2011.

Seminars
1. 2. Craft, Economics and Impact Study seminar with Crafts Council of India. Lecture/Discussion on History and Activities of the Crafts Museum for German Delegation from Humboldt University, Berlin. Workshop on Multi Media Laboratories in Museum with University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Workshop on Museum Inventory with UNESCO.

HANDLOOM EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (HEPC)


Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is a nodal agency set up by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to promote the exports of all handloom products like fabrics, home furnishings, carpets and floor coverings, etc. HEPC was constituted in the year of 1965 with 96 members and its present membership is 1453 spread all over the country. HEPC has its head office at Chennai and regional offices at New Delhi. The primary objective of HEPC is to provide all support and guidance to the Indian Handloom exporters and International buyers for trade promotion and International marketing. The major handloom clusters are Karur, Kannur, Panipat & Madurai where the exportable handloom products like tablemats, placemats, embroided textile materials, curtains, floor mats, kitchenwaresetc are produced for export markets. Besides this, other centres like Kekra, varasani, Bhagalpur, Shantipur, Jaipur,Ahmedabad, Warrangal, Chirala, Poochampally, and Sampalpur also contribute significantly to the handloom exports. Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are having large number of merchant exporters who source their products from these centres. The following are the activities of the Council.

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Several international delegations visited the Museum, including groups from Mobilier National, France, Humbolt University in Germany, Europalia in Belgium and Officina Emilia, Italy.

Educational Programme
Delhi based scholars, art colleges, and polytechnics are regularly informed by the Museum about monthly activities. Thousands of school children and students of Art Colleges visited the Museum to view Indias craft heritage. 14964 students, 3545 colleges/ polytechnics/institutions visited the Museum. Besides this, 6 delegations visited Museum upto November, 2011. Under the Educational Programme students of ITIHASS (an NGO),

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1. Dissemination of trade information and intelligence to the member exporters. Publicity abroad for Indian Handloom products. Facilitating product diversification and adaptation to meet modern market requirements. Providing impetus to modernization of handlooms for the export market. Provision of design inputs to promote exports of handloom products. Organizing business mission/buyer seller meet and participation in trade fairs abroad. Consultancy and guidance services for handloom exporters. Liaison with the Government of India on all procedural and policy matters relevant to the handloom export trade. Dealing with trade complaints pertaining to handloom exports. growth rate of 34.90% it is anticipated that the handloom exports would reach the target. As per the statistics, U.S.A. is the leading importer of handloom products contributing nearly 45.88 % of our exports. EU as a group contributes nearly 33% of our exports. After U.S.A., Germany, U.K., France, Italy are the leading importers in EU. Followed in the list are Australia, -Belgium,U.A.E.,Netherlands, Sweden and Canada Japan occupying 6,7,8,9 and 10th positions respectively. Among the products of exports toilet linen & kitchen linen tops the list followed by Table cloth and Table Covers, Cushion covers, Printed Bed linen, Other Furnishing articles, Mats and Mattings including Bathmats etc. Pillow cases and pillow slips, etc.

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1. HEPC has participated in 16 International fairs till December, 2011 which includes 2 exploratory participation and two International fair in India. In order to sensitise the handloom Industry about the intricacies involved in export trade HEPC has been organizing awareness seminars across the Country periodically. During 2011-12, HEPC has organized a Seminar at varanasi on 13th October, 2011, Bhubaneshwar on 28.01.2012 and Santipur on 31.01.2012. Consequent on the phenomenal success of the India International Handwoven Fair (IIHF), HEPC is organizing the second edition of the fair at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai from 27th to 29th March, 2012. This fair is organized under the MAI Scheme of Ministry of Commerce and Industry with the component of Reverse Buyer Seller Meet, by inviting 100

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Targets and Achievements


The export data has been made available for Handloom products with effect from April 2009 onwards. As per the export data received from the Office of the Director General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, during 2009-10 it was Rs.1252 crores (US $ 278 million). Target fixed for handloom exports is US $ 300 (Rs. 1350 crores) for the year 201011. The achievement during the year was Rs.1662.89 crores. There is a growth of 32.73% during the year 2010-11 over the period of 2009-10. For the year 2011-12, the target has been fixed as US $ 500 million. i.e. Rs. 2250 crores. With the

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foreign buyers and 50 buying houses. Nearly 150 member exporters will be participating in this fair to showcase their handloom products. 4. Design Studio: In order to devise the design strategy with a complete re-orientation of the products manufactured by the Handloom sector to suit the international market, HEPC has set up a Design Studio at Kannur in Kerala during November 2008 and at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh during September 2010 with MAI Assistance. Publications: Coffee Table Book The Empowered Committee of MAI Scheme has approved the proposal of HEPC for publishing 2000 copies of Coffee Table Book on Handwoven textiles and a sum of Rs. 50.00 lakhs has been sanctioned, ensuring display of information about the Council and Indian manufacturers/ exporters of the products, for sourcing by foreign buyers. This book is aimed at highlighting the rich heritage and diverse product ranged of Handwoven textiles and the socio-economic importance of Indian handloom industryto create a global brand and strategically position Hand-woven textile items. This publication is likely to be completed by March, 2012. To analyze the latest trends To forecast the change in motif, colour etc. Create new designs based on the analysis and forecasting for the manufacturers To provide latest in technology by way of related software The outlay for each Studio is Rs.66.00 lakh, of which MAI assistance has been Rs.45.00 lakh.

Handloom Export Zone (HEZ)


In order to create a supply hub for the manufacture of identified export products , HEPC has conceived a novel project of its kind with a market linkage known as Handloom Export Zone, which is currently under implementation at various handloom clusters at Nagercoil, Kancheepuram district, Thiruvannamalai, virudhunagar and Thiruvalluvar district in Tamilnadu to meet out the following objectives: create a supply hub for manufacturing identified export products ( focus product) Provide quality products by imparting training on quality aspects and by supplying accessories for quality control Increase the wage earning capacity of weavers by increasing productivity by way of loom , pre loom up gradation Improve the work environment by providing basic amenities like toilet, water facilities etc., Establishing market merchant exporters linkage with

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In order to cover the following activities and services, Design Studios at Kannur and Hyderabad have already been commissioned. They provide the following services: Create new designs based on clients needs Adapting and modifying designs from sketches or fabrics submitted by client, to meet a price or other consideration.

The project has been implemented in Kanya Kumari Distt. of Tamil Nadu financial assistance from Asian Development Bank. The project has enhanced livelihood of 300 handloom weavers in 8 WCSs.

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CHAPTER XI HANDICRAFTS

Inauguration of India Carpet Expo by Honble Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi

he Handicrafts Sector plays a significant & important role in the countrys economy. It provides employment to a vast segment of craft persons in rural & semi urban areas and generates substantial foreign exchange for the country, while preserving its cultural heritage. Handicrafts have great potential, as they hold the key for sustaining not only the existing set of millions of artisans spread over length and breadth of the country, but also for the increasingly large number of new entrants in the crafts activity. Presently, handicrafts contribute substantially to employment generation and exports. The Handicraft sector has, however, suffered due to its being unorganized, with the additional constraints

of lack of education, low capital, poor exposure to new technologies, absence of market intelligence, and a poor institutional framework. In spite of these constraints, sector has witnessed a significant growth and efforts are being augmented during the current plan on the following core issues for the development of the sector. Providing infrastructural support for production & exports Improve quality & product diversification with more awareness for both stakeholders & consumer. A greater role for NGO as implementing partners and participation of private resources both human and financial.

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The sector is estimated to employ Rs 68.86 lakh artisans at present the export of handicrafts including handmade carpet April December 2011 has been 10651.93 crores which shows an increase of 30.97% over the same period in financial year 2010-11, and the plan allocation is at present Rs. 245.00 crores in 2011-12. Handicrafts activity being a State subject, its development and promotion are the primary responsibility of every State Government. However, the Central Government is supplementing their efforts by implementing variousdevelopmental schemes: iii. Issuance of Identity cards to the artisans(Departmental activity)

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Development and supply of improved modern tools Design and Technical Development Workshops Integrated Design and Technical Development workshops. Training of artisans Organizing Symposiums. Seminars &

SCHEMES ON DEVELOPMENT

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Technological status and need based study and research provision.

During the xIth Plan the Government of India has implemented six generic schemes in the central sector for holistic growth and development of handicrafts sector in the country. The schemes recommended for implementation during 11th five year plan are as under :

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Organizing Exhibitions Publicity through printing and electronic mode and brand building campaign Setting up of Handicrafts emporia in own/rented/outright purchase of building and renovation Market assessment, product assessment study and Study cum exposure tours for artisans and other stake holders tour Establishment of warehousing cum Common work shed Entrepreneurship Programme. Development

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This scheme aims to promote Indian handicrafts by developing artisans clusters into professionally managed and self-reliant community enterprise on the principles of effective member participation and mutual cooperation. The thrust of the scheme is on a project based; need based integrated approach for sustainable development of handicrafts through participation of craftspersons. This would lead to their empowerment. The components of the scheme are as under:

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Margin Money support Wage compensation manager to cluster

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First Tableaux on Indian Handicrafts at Republic Day Parade 2012


iv. Engagement of experts/ consultants/ institutions, etc., for providing need based assistance including guiding and monitoring. Credit Guarantee activity) (Departmental an amount of Rs. 33.63 crores including NER has been released for incurring expenditure towards new 108 projects and for ongoing sanctioned clusters scattered throughout the country. Besides the artisans of the ongoing clusters, 48600 new artisans comprises of 3240 SHGs are being covered by implementing the said 108 sanctioned projects. In regard to Credit Guarantee Scheme, during 2011-12, (upto October 2011) 5788 numbers of artisans credit card have been issued representing sanction of credit worth Rs. 452.40 lakhs and 24176 of application forms have been submitted to the different banks.

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Establishment of Resource Centre for major crafts Establishment of E-kiosks Creation of Raw Material Banks Setting up Centre. of Common Facility

Technological assistance by setting up of Facility Centres by Exporters/ Entrepreneurs, etc.

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Design & Technical Up-gradation

During the year 2011-12 till December, 2011, against an allocation of Rs. 65 crore

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crafts and preservation of heritage etc. The scheme has the following components:

III. Marketing Support and Services schemes


The Marketing Support Scheme and the Export Promotion Scheme running separately in the Tenth Plan have been clubbed in Eleventh Plan and the Clubbed new Scheme titled as Marketing Support & Services Scheme. The scheme has three broad following components :

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Skill up-gradation.
Departmental activities of Regional Design & Tec. Dev. Centres. Assistance for training the trainers. Assistance to Shilp Gurus.(heritage masters)

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Marketing Events covering Crafts Bazaar/Gandhi ShilpBazar ; Exhibitions ;Sourcing Shows & Travel & transportation assistance. Marketing Infrastructure covering; Urban Haat; Emporia; Marketing Hub in Metros; Sourcing Hub in major clusters & Ware-housing facilities Marketing Services covering Workshops/Seminars &Marketing Studies within the country. Note : The Gandhi Shilp Bazar is a novel concept whereby it is ensured that at least one Bazar is always on every day in the year somewhere in the country. The calendar of these bazaars is finalized and circulated before hand so that the artisans desirous of participation get sufficient advance notice to plan for their production and participation in the event.

Design & Technology Development Workshop. Integrated Design and Technology Development Project.

iii. Documentation Preservation and revival of rare and Languishing crafts. iv. National Award for outstanding contribution in Handicrafts Sector. v.
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Financial Assistance for Institutions to be set up under State Initiatives.


State initiative Design Centres. Handicrafts Museum.

vi. Setting up of Design Bank. vii. Financial Assistance to Central Govt. sponsored Institutions. viii. Product Development programme for exporters.
During the year 2011-12, Rs. 16.00 crores have been allocated under Design & Technical Upgardation Scheme including NER. Out of Rs. 16.00 Crores, an amount of RS. 9.52 Crore have been sanctioned till December 2011 for the 552 different activities viz Design Workshops/projects/ Assistance to Shilp persons etc. and Rs. 1.17 crores have been sanctioned for other departmental activities.

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Marketing Events covering Cultural Exchange Programmes ;Fairs& Exhibitions ; Thematic Shows ; Reverse Buyer Seller Meet & Participation of Entrepreneurs/ SHGs Federations/National Awardees. Social and Welfare Measures covering Initiatives to counter problems arising out of National/International laws,

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iii) Publicity
Publicity through print and electronic media. Publicity through maps, folders, brochures catalogues and pamphlets, etc. Publicity through Website, CD ROMs etc. To create Brand image for Indian Handicrafts. During the year 2011-12 Rs. 17.75 crores have been allocated under Plan scheme of Human Resource Development Scheme including NER. Against an allocation of Rs.17.75 crores, an amount of Rs. 10.50 crores have been sanctioned till December, 2011 for 3 Institutional Training programmes and 236 Programmes under Guru Shishya Parampara, 7 seminars, 122 Pattern Making, 356 Capacity Building.

Research & Development

During the year 2011-12 Rs. 65.00 crores have been allocated under Plan scheme of Marketing & Support Services Scheme including NER. Against an allocation of Rs. 65.00 crores, an amount of Rs. 39.39 crores have been sanctioned till December, 2011 for the 503 Marketing activities like Gandhi Shilp Bazaar, Craft Bazaars, Exhibitions, sourcing shows and hiring of Stalls by various regions and participation in International events.

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Development

Research and Development scheme was introduced to conduct surveys and studies of important crafts and make in-depth analysis of specific aspects and problems of Handicrafts in order to generate useful inputs to aid policy Planning and fine tune the ongoing initiatives; and to have independent evaluation of the schemes implemented by this office. The scheme has been continued for implementation during the Eleventh five year plan. Following activities are being undertaken.: A. B Survey & Studies Conducting all India Census of handicraft artisans @ 20% districts of the country every year. Registration of Crafts under Geographical Indication Act & Financial support for certification of raw materials and products. Setting up of new labs/strengthening of existing labs for standardization/ certification of raw materials. Assisting handicrafts exporters in adoption of GSI global identification standards and for bar coding, including handicrafts mark for generic products.

The Human Resource Development Scheme has been formulated to provide qualified and trained workforce for establishing a strong production base coupled with improvement in quality and use of appropriate techniques, processes and innovative design to meet present day market requirement.

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of Research & Development Scheme including NER. Against an allocation of Rs.8.25 crores, an amount of Rs. 2.41 crores have been sanctioned till December, 2011 for the activities like 15 studies, 10 Seminar-cum-workshops. Census of Handicrafts Artisans in the whole country is under operation. It is hoped that Census would be completed well before conclusion of the 11th Plan. covered under Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana and Bima Yojana for Handicrafts Artisans.

IMPORTANT PROJECTS 1. MEGA CLUSTERS

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Handicrafts Artisans Comprehensive Welfare Scheme.

The scheme has been included in the 11th Five Year Plan as one of the major schemes with the following two main components, aimed at Insurance Cover and Health Care of Handicrafts Artisan and his family:

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Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana.

Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana aims at financially enabling the artisans community to access to the best of healthcare facilities in the country. This scheme covers not only the artisans but also any three members out of spouse, dependent parents and children.

Under Comprehensive Handicrafts Development Scheme, in 2010-11, for development of Moradabad Mega Cluster two Raw Material Banks and one Testing Centre were sanctioned and in respect of Narasapur Mega Cluster, 35 Community Production Centres, one Market Development Centre, One International Lace Trade Centre, two Raw Material banks, one common processing Centre, one Design Resource Centre and One Training Centre were sanctioned. Expenditure to the tune of Rs. 20.53 Crores was incurred for the development and implementation of these activities. Further, two Mega Clusters at BhadohiMirzapur and Srinagar were approved in 2011-12 at a total cost of Rs. 103.09 crores and Rs. 101.78 crores respectively for the development of Carpet craft sector artisans. Skill Development programmes approved in principle for 20000 weavers for Mirzapur and Bhadohi and for 10000 weavers for Srinagar by PAMC. For the year 2011-12 under comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Scheme, one Mega Cluster for the Development of Wooden Craft for Jodhpur was announced. The DPR for the same is under preparation.

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C. The objective of Bima Yojana For Handicrafts Artisans is to provide life insurance protection to the Handicrafts Artisans, whether male or female, between the age group of 18-60 years.
During the year 2011-12 Rs. 69.00 crores have been allocated under Plan scheme of Handicrafts Artisans Comprehensive Welfare Scheme including NER. Out of 69.00 crores and amount of 2.15 crores have been incurred up to 31st December 2011 and 393309 artisans have been

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Durgapur (West Bengal) Mangalore (Karnataka) Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) Surat (Gujarat) Salt Lake (West Bengal) Shantiniketan (West Bengal) Imphal (Manipur) fortnight slot period during various state/ central agencies/councils have arranged display of handicrafts of their areas. Around 700 craftspersons benefitted through these events resulting in a sale to a tune of Rs. 5.00 crores approx.

EXPORT OF HANDICRAFTS
A target of Rs 15930.crores has been fixed for export of handicrafts during the year 2011-12. The export during the year 2011-12 ( UP to December, 2011) both in Handicrafts and handmade carpet & other floor coverings are Rs. 10651.93 crores. table 11.1

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INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR (IITF)

Theme Pavilion has been set up at IITF organized at Pragati Maidan during 14th November to 27th November, 2011. This was done under name Magic of Gifted Hands under Thematic Display Programme for which Gold Medal has been awarded.

EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL FOR HANDICRAFTS (EPCH)


Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has been established under the ExIM Policy of Govt. of India in 1986-87 and is a non-profit Organization. The Organization works under the aegis of O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India and governed by Policies of Ministry of Textiles. It is an apex body of the Government for promotion of exports of Handicrafts from country and projected Indias image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality of handicraft goods & services and ensured various measures keeping in view of observance of international standards and specifications.

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TABLEAUX PRESENTATION

For the 1st time Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) has participated in Republic Day Celebrations 2012 presenting a Tableaux of Handicrafts. The Tableaux showed live demonstration on 10 selected crafts.

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SHILPI HAAT

Shilpi Haat at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan has been created as a permanent marketing platform for display sale of handicrafts products. During the current year 15 events were conducted each for a

Details of export of both Handicrafts & Carpet may be seen at table 11.1. Table No. 11.1 Export of Handicrafts & Carpet (Rs. In Crores)
Item 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (April Dec. 2011) 2576.02 8075.91 10651.93

A. Carpet & other floor covering B. Other Handicrafts Grand Total (A+B)

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The Council has created necessary infrastructure as well as marketing and information facilities, which are availed both by the member exporters and importers. Fairs and other relevant information is disseminated by quarterly journal CRAFTCIL.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE COUNCIL DURING 2011-12


1. Participations In Exhibitions Abroad

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During the year 2011-12 (upto Nov. 2011), Council have participated in B2B exhibitions/ Fairs and Retail Shows as well as organized Festival of India, Buyer Seller Meet abroad. During the period, the participations were made in 20 exhibitions in 14 countries namely, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, USA, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Germany, UK, Hungary, Spain, Oman, Greece, Argentina & Chile. The following exhibitions/Festival of India/Buyer Seller Meet in the said countries were participated along with the exporters members under MDA for display of products as well as Master Craftspersons sponsored by O/o DC(Handicrafts) for live demonstration of Indian traditional crafts: Hong Kong Houseware Fair, Hong Kong, 20-23 April, 2011 Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair, Hong Kong, 20-23 April, 2011 Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, Hong Kong, 27-30 April, 2011 EvTEK-Istanbul Home Furnishings Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey 18-27 May 2011 Asia Fashion Jewellery and Accessories fair, Hong Kong, 21-24 June, 2011. New York International Gifts Show, New York, USA 14-18 August, 2011 43rd House & Gift Fair, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27-30 August, 2011.

The main activities of EPCH are narrated as follows: Providing commercially useful information and assistance to members in developing and increasing exports. Offering professional advice and services to members in areas of technology upgradation, quality and design improvement, standards and specifications, product development, innovation etc. Organising visits of delegation of its members abroad to explore overseas market opportunities. Participating in International Trade handicrafts & gifts. specialized Fairs of

Organizing Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair at New Delhi. Interaction between exporting community and Govt. both at the Central and State level and represents in almost all the committees / panels of Central and State. To create an environment of awareness through Workshops on Export Marketing, Procedures and Documentation, Packaging, Design Development, Buyer Seller Meet, Open House etc. interaction with Central and State Govt. and various other similar programmes. The activities of the EPCH, notification of Govt. orders, information on Trade

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Tendence, Frankfurt, Germany, 2630 August, 2011 International Birmingham, 2011 UK Autumn Fair, 4-7 September vice-President-EPCH, Director-EPCH in Argentina and Media and prominent traders were present.

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Thelassoniki International Fair, Greece 10-18 September 2011 Intergifts 2011, September 2011 Spain 14-18

Asias Fashion Jewellery& Accessories Show, Hong Kong 19-22 September 2011 Indexpo, Muscat, September 2011 Oman 20-22

A Buyer Seller Meet at Santiago, Chile on 29-30 November, 2011 was organized and was participated by 33 exporting companies registered with Council. The BSM was organized in coordination with the Indian Mission in Chile. The event was inaugurated by the H.E. the Ambassador of India in Chile, Director EPCH and other prominent members from Chilean Trade were present during the BSM.

Budapest International Fair, Hungary 19th -23rd October, 2011. Central Asia Home+, Kazakhstan along 20th 23rd October, 2011. Asian Gifts Premium & Household Products, Hong Kong 20th 23rd October, 2011. INTExPO, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 22-24 November 2011 Australia International Sourcing Fair, Sydney, Australia 22-24 November 2011

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Seminar/Workshops/Symposiums/ Awareness Programmes

During 2011-12 (Upto November, 2011), 6 workshops/Seminars on Export Marketing Procedures, Packaging, Challenges and opportunities, Certifications and compliances were organized craft cluster of each region of the country. Besides, 90 Awareness Programmes on quality compliances were conducted.

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In addition to above, 4th Festival of India, Buenos Aires, Argentina from 3-13 December, 2011 along with 6 Master Craftspersons for live demonstration, thematic display under the Export Promotion Scheme of Office of DC(Handicrafts) and Buyers Seller Meet was organized which was participated by 35 member exporters. The event was organized in cooperation and association of the Indian Mission, Argentina. The Festival was inaugurated by H.E. the Ambassador of India, Shri R. vishwanathan, which was attended by

31st edition of Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair (Autumn) at Greater Noida was organized from 15-18 October, 2011 and was participated by over 2000 exporters members. The fair was visited by over 4000 foreign buyers/agents and a business of Rs. 900 crores was held.

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Indian Fashion Jewellery was held from 8-10 July, 2011 at India Expo Mart & Centre, Greater Noida. 200 Exporters from India had participated. 310 buyers had visited and export order of Rs.64 crores was made besides enquiries of about Rs. 100 crores.

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7. Buyer Seller Meet Magic of Gifted Hand at Pragati Maidan during IITF from 14-27 November, 2011
the IHGF and enabled them to secure export orders from their products and market linkages with International market to explore exports and to generate employment in the above areas.

During the year 2011-12, the theme of Indian International Trade Fair organized by ITPO at Pragati Maidan from 14-27 November, 2011 was Magic of Gifted Hands. EPCH participated with 54 exporter members. The response was encouraging as participated exporters got spot orders of Rs. 8 crores during the fair besides attended sufficient export enquires. The display of exportable products of innovated designs enabled the domestic consumers to know about various forms of gifts and decorative handicrafts and created awareness both for domestic as well as foreign visitors. In addition to above, during IITF Council organized following Seminars which were attended by large number of participants and visitors to the fair: Indian Handicrafts: Challenges in Marketing on 15th November, 2011 Design & Product Development on 16th November, 2011 Increasing Competitiveness of Indian Handicrafts on 19th November, 2011

ACTIVITIES OF EXPORT PROMOTION DURING 2011-12


The following participations are proposed, 2012:

ACTIVITIES ABROAD
AFL Artigiano un Fiera, Milan Italy (under ITPO) (4th -12th Dec. 2011 MACEF-Spring, Milan, Italy 26-29 January, 2012 International Spring Fair Birmingham, UK 6- 10 February 2012 Imm Cologne, January, 2012 Germany, 16-21

Heimtextil, Frankfurt, 10-14 January, 2012 Ambiente, Frankfurt Germany, 10-14 February, 2012

ACTIVITIES IN INDIA
32nd Indian Handicrafts And Gifts Fair (Spring), 2012, New Delhi ( 15Feb. 2012) Thematic display of handicrafts during Tex Trend India organized during 19-21 January, 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 100 Awareness programme on Quality compliances to be conducted in craft clusters in different regions of the country. 8 Workshop on training programme on export marketing, procedure management

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Exposure of Crafts of North Eastern Region and Jammu & Kashmir for export market

In order to promote exports of handicrafts from North Eastern Region as well as Jammu Kashmir exclusive efforts were made and thematic pavilions of their crafts along with exporters/craftspersons during IHGF(Autumn) held in October, 2011 was conducted. The crafts of both the above region got exposure and awareness was created amongst large number of foreign buyers who visited

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ACHIEVEMENTS MADE HANDICRAFTS SECTOR
Activities during 2011-12
In order to provide information as well as guidance of experts, Council organized various seminars/symposiums to transmit the information concerning the ExIM Policy export procedures, market intelligence, compliances in international market with the view to enhance the knowledge concerning the trade and explore exports from the handicrafts sector. Council by making repeat participation and organizing repeat Festival of India concerning the crafts and buyers seller meets in LAC created awareness and marketing opportunities of Indian handicrafts to increase exports of handicrafts which encashed to create mass awareness about Indian Handicrafts, gifts of decorative items. As such, market for Indian handicrafts which was negligible in LAC has been established as buyers have started sourcing their requirements of gifts and decorative items from India and are visiting fairs in India. The activities undertaken both in domestic as well as international market enable us to promote exports and increase in percentage has been witnessed during the year 2011-12. The product specific shows conducted in the country have provided opportunity to promote specific products of handicrafts from the clusters of the products. During the period of April-Nov. 2011 of 2011-12, Council had participated in 20 exhibition/fairs as well as organized Festival of India/BSM and about 550 exporters members had got the opportunity of participation abroad to showcase various forms of Indian handicrafts products as well as gifts and decorative products. These participations enabled the handicrafts sector to create awareness about Indian handicrafts,

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sourcing hubs and booked sufficient export orders besides attended to enquires in order to make market linkages and to compete the competitors. In addition, in about 15 exhibitions abroad, 90 Master craftspersons & and entrepreneurs sponsored by Office of DC (Handicrafts) had participated to showcase the variety of handicrafts products and give live demonstration to showcase the skill and capacity of production of product. The Master Craftspersons as well as small entrepreneurs could develop entrepreneurship.

To summarize the achievements, succinctly are as follows:


Participated in 18 exhibition/fairs in 13 countries abroad and about 550 exporters. Members were given participations to showcase variety of Indian handicrafts, gifts and decorative items for creating awareness and to promote exports. LAC was explored further by undertaking Brand Image Promotion Campaign for Indian Handicrafts. Folk Craft Festival of India was conducted 4th time in Buenos Aires, Argentina in collaboration of Office of DC(Handicrafts) and Indian Missions in Argentina along with exporter members and Master Craftspersons. During Festival, BSM, Thematic Display, Live Demonstration, Cultural programmes etc. were held. Besides, BSM at Chile was conducted along with exporters. The initiative taken in LAC enabled us to create market linkages and establishing new markets for Indian handicrafts products. By organizing series of Seminars/ Symposium/Workshops in craft clusters in each region of the country on various subject matters

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EPCHs participation in Domotex International Trade Fair, Hannover (Germany)


concerning to ExIM Policy, Packaging, Certification, Compliances, Challenges, information was disseminated, shared with entrepreneurs, exporters, craftspersons in regard to export market and to explore the same vis-vis domestic market. In order to acquaint domestic market and create awareness about trends of development, designs technology upgradation and export market as well as quality, exposure of crafts of exportable quality, buyer seller meet was organized at IITF from15-27 Nov. 2011 by the theme namely Magic of Gifted Hands Participated and set up a Thematic Display in Tex-Trend organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi organized by MOT. The thematic display enabled to create awareness amongst visitors from aboard who visited this fair which was participated by all EPCs under Ministry of Texitels. The Councils efforts together with GOIs efforts and measures, the export of handicrafts remain on increasing trend showing 20-26% increase in April, 2011. The target of Rs. 12400 crores from 2011-12 is expected to be achieved, if all things remain same. Besides, regular fair of IHGF of each year, Council initiated product specific shows to promote product specific as well as export growth. Infrastructural support for technological upgradation input for handicrafts sector and Common Facility Centers at Saharanpur and Jodhpur set up earlier by Council were continued vigorously for the benefit of arising of exporters of wooden craft with the view to explore export of wooden handicrafts.

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Trade Centre at Narsapur and Moradabad Resources Centre in Craft concentration Centers were continued and are in progress: MDA Assistance to the tune of Rs. 1.50 crores to 100 handicrafts exporters for the period AprilNovember, 2011 was disbursed and the assistance to 145 exporters in the remaining period of 201112 is expected to be disbursed of estimated amount of about Rs. 2.07 crores. As such, total disbursement to about 245 exporters would be Rs. 3.57 crores during 2011-12. Companies Act to support, protect, maintain, increase and promote the export of handmade Carpets and other floor coverings from India by such methods as may be necessary or expedient as its main objective. There are 2290 member-exporters registered with this Council under the Import Export Policy. The main functions and objectives of this Council are to organize participation in trade fairs, exhibitions and Buyer Seller Meets in India and abroad, to advise or represent to Govt. and other appropriate authorities on the Policies adopted by them on the issues related to exports of Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings and other connected matters to promote export of Indian Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings and to interaction between the exporting community and the Government both at the Central and State levels, to build a statistical base and provide data on the exports and imports

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Activities undertaken / to be undertaken during 2011-12 by Carpet Export Promotion Council


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of the Country, as well as other relevant international trade data, to conduct publicity campaign for branding Indian Carpets, to work for eradication of Child Labour and for the Welfare of the weavers community etc. (Table 11.2) Participated in Made in India Exhibition in Dubai from 8-10 June, 2010 in which 3 Member-exporters participated and secure good amount of business. Participated in Qinghai International Carpet Exhibition in Xining (Qinghai), China from 20-23 June, 2010 in which 16 Member-exporters participated and secure good amount of business. Participated in Design + Decoration Show from 15-18 July, 2010 in Melbourne (Australia) in which 15 Member-exporters participated and secure good amount of business. Participated in 41st House & Gift Fair from 14-17 August, 2010 at Sao Paulo, Brazil through ITPO in which 5 Member-exporters of this Council participated.

Major Activities of the Council India Carpet Varanasi Expo in October at

India Carpet Expo in Feb./March at New Delhi. Domotex International Carpet Exhibition, Hannover (Germany).

ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE COUNCIL DURING 2010-11 .


Participated in Domotex Middle East from 10-12 May, 2010 in which 18 Member-exporters participated and secured good amount of business.

Table 11.2 Activities to be undertaken during 2011-12. (International Fairs)


Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Activity Buyer Seller Meet during EvTEKS-17th Istanbul Home Textiles Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey Qinghai Intl. Carpet Exhibition in Xining, Qinghai (China) Decoration + Design Show in Melbourne (Australia) 43rd House & Gift Fair in Sao Paulo (Brazil) Buyer Seller Meet in Domotex Middle East, Dubai Date/Period 18-22 May, 2011 20-23 June, 2011 21-24 July 2011 27-30 August 2011 12-14 September 2011 15-18 October, 2011 16-18 November 2011 22-24 November 2011 14-17 January 2012 17-20 February,2012 9-12 March 2012 27-29 March 2012

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India Carpet Expo in varanasi ATF Show in Cape Town (South Africa) Combined Indian Textile & Clothing Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Domotex Intl. Trade Fair in Hannover (Germany) India Carpet Expo in PragatiMaidan, New Delhi Intl. Furniture Fair/DECO ASIA in Singapore Buyer Seller Meet in Domotex Asia China Floor in Shanghai (China)

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Organized India Carpet Expo from 29th October to 1st November, 2010 at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Ground at varanasi where 257 manufacturers & exporters displayed their exhibits and 229 overseas carpet buyers from all over the world visited the fair. Instituted Export Awards for the years 2007-08 and 2008-09 for outstanding export performance to the exporters of handmade carpets and other floor coverings on 29th October, 2010 at varanasi. Honble Minister of State for Textiles gave away the award of trophies and certificates of merits to 28 exporters. Organized Buyer Seller Meet in Agra on 2nd November, 2010 were 25 manufacturer-exporters from Agra displayed their products and 15 buyers attended the meet. Organized participation in Japantex,2010 from 17-19 November,2010 at Tokyo (Japan) wherein 5 member-exporters participated. Organized participation in ATF Show, 2010 from at Cape Town (South Africa from 24-26 November, 2010 wherein 5 member-exporters participated. programme, a unique degree programme in Asia, with 20 intakes which has been raised subsequently to 60. IICT was set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India to provide all possible technical support to the Carpet, Textile & other related sectors in the form of technical experts, Research & Development, etc. for the continual growth & make the industry competitive at the world level. Institute has been constantly trying to fulfill long time pending demand of the sector for technical experts through its B.Tech. Technocrats. Industry has also come forward and placed these technocrats suitably in their organisation. IICT is providing world class quality education to its students by targeting to meet the anticipated requirements of the stake holders through formal or informal feedbacks from the various organisations time to time. In addition to B.Tech. other trainees of the institute in various courses have also been doing well and holding good positions in the organisations. Institute has been ISO9001:2008 certified and its laboratory is NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Callibration Laboratories) accredited which makes its testing reports given to the exporters valid in many countries of the world. B. Tech. programme of the institute is approved by AICTE, New Delhi & affiliated to U. P. Technical University, Lucknow. It is also approved by The Textile Institute; Manchester (UK). Institute had received the Best Performer Award from the U. P. Technical University. NBA (National Board of Accreditation) has accredited the institute for 3 years during the visit. All the seats are filled up through AIEEE & Central Counselling Board (CCB), New Delhi. Besides

SOCIETIES/INSTITUTES
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT), Bhadohi.
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, popularly known as IICT, has been set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India in 1998 as a registered Society under the Society Registration Act, 1860. IICT became truly functional in the year 2001 by launching B.Tech. (Carpet & Textile Technology)

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B.Tech. Programme, institute is also conducting IDLP (International Distance Learning Programme) in collaboration with ag-Research, New Zealand & industry driven Shortterm programme. IDLP consists of 7 different diploma out of 30 topics where as Short Term consists of 3 programmes. The Institute is also a member of I.S.T.E and CII. Institute is meeting the mandate through its created four portfolios over so many functional years. The Annual Report 2010-11 with the audited balance Sheet and Income & Expenditure Statement were duly accepted by the Executive Committee of the Institute of Carpet Technology in the SGM & AGM meeting held in IICT, Bhadohi on 28.06.2011. Quality Policy of IICT To provide qualitative education to our students this targets to meet the anticipated requirements of stake holders. To improve Quality Management System on continual basis through complying with the requirements of standards. To render timely and satisfactory services in all portfolios to the Industry and all other stake holders. 2. w students studying. 190 Present total intake is 60 integrating Home Textile Technology (HTT) & Textile Design Technology (TDT) as specialization in addition to existing Carpet and Textile Technology (CTT), where in 20 students in each category shall be specialized. v Short term training programmes The following trainees in the Short Term Training Programmes during the Financial Year w CAD - 28 Trainees completed

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w Computer & Mgt - 05 Trainees completed the programme. w Dyeing

- 06 Trainees completed the programme

v Industry-driven special courses & IDLP Packages 18 Enrolled Industry can take benefit by enrolling their representative (s) on desired topic(s) given below by paying fee (@ Rs. 6000/- per topic) through IDLP conducted by IICT in collaboration with AG research Ltd, New Zealand. Effort to make IDLP Diploma holders eligible for lateral entry to B.Tech. Course is in progress. Design Creation and Development (DCD) v design plates & Nakshas 355 have been sold. v Carpet Sampling Machine: It is being used by the industry to develop prototype samples of 18x18. v Colour xerox Machine: It is being used by the industry to A3, A4 size colour photo copy. Research and Development (R&D) v Snehabha Carpet Backing

Performance/Achievements/Activities undertaken during 2010-11


1. Human (HRD) Resources Development

v B. Tech programme in Carpet & Textile Technology w 135 passed out students are serving Carpet, Textile & related industry. 3.

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This is a new carpet backing concept involving use of polymer sheet which can be fixed at the back with or without third backing. License was awarded to M/s Tag Bros, New Delhi. Subsequently by creation of a CFC in P.P.P. Model U.P. Govt. with the support of MSME, GOI is in process. v Cross Bar Horizontal Loom: v new profile loom for hand A as CAD Lab, Design Studio, Physical & Chemical Labs & Carpet Lab to fulfill their needs to compete with the global market. The details of sample testing during the year is as under: Physical Lab Service Chemical Lab Service Carpet Lab Design Lab : 244 : 787 : 104 : 355

knotting which is highly efficient and has less drudgery to artisans: License Awarded. Being included in above CFC for training purpose.

v NABL Accredited Laboratory hence test reports are acceptable internationally. v Industry can utilize the facilities available to confirm the products to be supplied as per requirement of buyers. v Industry

v Carpcost Software A Piracy proof software has been developed and ready for use on CD for cost calculation of hand knotted Carpet at Rs. 25000/- . The updation of software has been taken up v India Knot This is a new concept of knotting on a hand loom which is cost effective and a diversified product - potential for

can hire IICT for consultation to enhance their business performance.


BANDHU- a forum created to invite eligible & interested organizations/individuals to become a member of II CT. One can become a Life member or Associate Member on payment of Rs. 50000/- or Rs.4000/respectively.

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Technical Support to the Industry (TSI). Institute has been providing continuous technical services to the industry through its various laboratories such

A successful journey through successful roadmaping enabled IICT to reach its destination of International Centre of Excellence successfully. There is no limit for degree of excellence hence journey is continuing in letter & spirit to serve the Industry by means of enriching exporters/manufacturers in one hand while enriching of Artisans also simultaneously. National level institute like IICT may be considered as an exemplary institute of its kind in our country.

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Academic & other Curricular Activities Admission to B. Tech 1st year:
Total intake in B. Tech. programme is 60 seats. The CCB (Central Counselling Board of AIEEE-2010) had allotted 60 candidates 31 candidates had taken admission from the said allotment and 04 candidates dropped out / upgraded. Further, out of 29 vacant seats (s), only 26 seats were filled up through Institute Level Counselling as per norms of CCB (AIEEE-2010) & approved by GBTU. Further, 21 candidates (Diploma/B.Sc Degree Holder) took admission laterally in the B. Tech 2nd year III- Semester in the session as per the guidelines of G. B. Technical University & CCB of AIEEE2010. appeared in 2nd year, 4th semester exam and were promoted to 5th semester.

Metal Handicrafts (MHSC), Moradabad.

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MHSC meets the international requirement of art metal wares sector in areas of post-production finishing processes. It is under the administrative control of office of DC(Handicrafts) and is managed by Governing Council consisting of representatives of Government of India, government of UP and representatives of trade and crafts. The center has the following divisions:
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Training Lacquering Powder coating Polishing shop Research Testing and Calibration Laboratory.

Tuition Fee Exemption:


In view of directives from GBTU, Lucknow the eligible ST & SC candidates do not have to pay the tuition fees at the time of admission.

Commencement of the Session:


The new session commenced from 23rd July, 2010 for the B. Tech. v & vII- Semester classes and B. Tech I & III Semester classes started from 25th August, 2010.

Activities
The MHSC is providing assistance in the following areas for the development of the sector :

Activities undertaken/Achievement in the year 2011-12


1. Implementation of Two Mega Cluster Schemes are under progress and the status of the same are as under: v The building construction of extended CFC of the Centre is completed and the finishing work of the same is going on. v The equipment for etching and cutting technology has reached in the new CFC and it will be installed in this year itself.

Examination Result and Performance:


During Financial year 1st Apr.2010 to 31st Mar. 2011, 48 students of 6th batch (2006-10) appeared in final VIIIth semester examination & 40 were declared successful. 14 Students passed with distinction, out of which Gold as well as Silver medals were also obtained by rank holders. 44 students of seventh batch (2007-11) appeared in 6th semester exam and were promoted to 7th Semester, 24 student of eighth batch (2008-12)

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v The equipments for silver plating, gold plating, ABS plastic plating, nickel plating etc. have also reached in the new CFC and it will be installed in this year itself. v the second Mega Cluster In Project Testing Lab about new 70 sophisticated equipment will be added and the tender for the same have been floated and a good response for the same have been received for the same and they are being evaluated at present. The testing equipments will cover almost all the testing facilities in the field of metal, glass, wood and resin. The extended new lab will be much useful to the exporters situated in and around Moradabad. v is expected that the new testing It lab will be operational in this year itself. 2. The officials from the Centre participated in both the export trade fairs conducted in Greater Noida to provide wide publicity to the finishing facilities, testing facilities and training facilities exisiting in the Centre to the exporters, buyers and buying agencies of different countries. 4 Skill Development Training Programs have been sanctioned. The total cost sanctioned for the training to be conducted in the coming five years is Rs.2.07 crores and MOT will provide Rs.1.67 crores as its share and Rs.40 lakhs will be met by MHSC. It is targeted that 504 trainees will be premises as part of skill Development Training every year and total number of 2520 trainees will be trained in the coming five years. ii) iii) 4. The Officials of Orissa Handicrafts Corporation had an exposure visit to this Centre and the Centre arranged to them visit to local artisans and exporters of this region. In fact, in Orissa handicrafts are developed by hitting and beating method and by old traditional methods. They are having the aim to develop similar projects of manufacturing and finishing of handicrafts existing in Moradabad with a tie-up to MHSC. Subsequently, they arranged another exposure visit of their artisans and traders to this Centre and the officials in the Centre provided all the help.

Activities undertaken/Achievement in the year 2010-11.


i) Metal finishing activities i.e. Electroplating of silver, nickel, Copper, Brass, Chrome, & gold plating, Lacquering, Powder Coating, Sand/ Sand Blasting and Misc. activities done on metal artware products. Laboratory Testing and certification done on metal artware. Centres Website development and named as www.metalfinishanddesign.in

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iv) Five number Integrated Design and Technology Development project at Moradabad, Sambhal, Roorkee, Jalesar and Behat where 250 innovation design developed and 500 artisans got benefited. v) Participants in India Handicrafts Gift Fair at Expo Mart, Greater Noida in (Autumn) 2010 for promotion and marketing of Centres activities.

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for setting-up-eco-friendly plasma polymerization system to coat brass artisans by Silicon di-oxide is completed. viii) A training of 8 artisans & one supervisor was organized who came form Betul (Madhya Pradesh) in the field of Sand Casting, Soldering./ Welding and Polishing. ix) A training programme of 60 artisans was conducted successfully at Berhampur Distt. Murshidabd (West Bengal) under Khargee project which was funded by UNIDO representative Shri S.K. Gupta. The training was successfully completed in Sand Casting and Sheet metal work. x) Two projects under Mega Cluster Scheme i.e. Common Facility Centre (Process facilities) and Testing Centre (up-grading of existing testing laboratory in the field of Metal, Wood, glass and Resin) were undertaken. An Exposure visit of 10 Artisans & 03 officers from Balkhati (Orissa) was organized for the manufacturing & finishing activities. Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, is ex- officio Chairman of NCDPD. Besides providing design & product development services, the activities of NCDPD have also been diversified into different areas such as Skill/Capacity Development, creating Infrastructure support at clusters such as setting up of Common Facility Services, Raw Material, Banks, Resource Center, Design Center, Design Bank, Supply Chain Management, Market linkages by setting up Marketing Outlets etc. Presently more than 50 international & national designers and marketing consultants / experts are working full time and equal number on part time basis at NCDPD to run the affairs of NCDPD on purely commercial and business lines.

Activities for Financial year 2010-11


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National Centre for Design & Product Development (NCDPD), New Delhi.
National Centre for Design & Product Development (NCDPD) has been set up with an objective to fill up the gap in the areas of Design and Product Development by the O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The other objectives of the centre is to build and create design oriented excellence in the handicraft sector and withstand global competitiveness. An independent society has been set up and the members of the Managing Committee includes eminent handicraft exporters and policy makers. Development

Programmes in NER 50 programs at 3 locations Guwahati (Assam)-20, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)-15 &Dimapur (Nagaland)-15. v Target : 1000 artisans Programs started in Oct10 Achievement upto March 11 Approx: 985

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Design Consultancy Services to Handicraft Exporters by NCDPD. Provided design consultancy services to more than 200 exporters

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ACTIVITIES OF NCDPD IN F/Y 2011-12


A brief on the activities undertaken by NCDPD is as follows:

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under AHVY scheme for integrated development of Wood craft artisans in Saharanpur :Base line survey being started. Study Tour abroad (China): Activity approved and to be undertaken. Restructuring of RDTD C OKHLA / NCDPD - Feasibility study conducted and report submitted.

SETTING UP OF THEME PAVILION


(a) Fashion Jewellery & Accessory Show Organized at Indian Fashion

Jewellery and Accessories ShowIFJAS (organized by EPCH) by (NCDPD) From 8th - 10th April, 2011.
A theme based jewellery and accessory show was organized by National Centre for Design and product Development (NCDPD) at India Fashion Jewellery & Accessory Show at Greater Noida. The thematic display was meant to showcase variety of products being developed in various clusters in India. The show was based on the theme of a fashion show to develop the interest of the buyers both from India and abroad as the show provided a platform to the artisans to display their rich, exquisite crafts. A theme-based jewellery and accessory show was organized by National Centre for Design and product Development (NCDPD) at India Fashion Jewellery & Accessory Show at Greater Noida. The thematic display showcased products developed in various clusters in India. The programme was supported by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and aimed at enhancing visibility of handicrafts products and finding out a niche market for the products made by these gifted handicrafts artisans in the various clusters of India. The products developed by NGOs SHG were on display in the theme setting of a fashion show. The products on display were items such as fashion jewellery products made of metal, wood and shell as well as fancy

Display National Awardees items during Masters creations10 at Dilli Haat during Oct10 : Activity completed. Display of National Awardees items during Award Ceremony of Mastercraftsmen at Ashoka Hotel during Dec10 : Market Study tours abroad - Japan & China :.

PUBLICITY Printing of 2500 copies of craft cluster maps and 2500 copies of folder cum jackets with CDs - released on 15th Dec10 by Honble Minister of Textiles Printing of 1000 copies of Design books on various craft items produced in craft clusters- released on 15th Dec10 by Honble Minister of Textiles. Fashion show during Handicraft week 2010- organized on 15th Dec10 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

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hand bags, shawls, scarves, purses, hats, footwear and other fanciful items of latest fashion and fad.

ISO 9001:2008 : CERTIFICATION TO NCDPD


NCDPD is now an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization. The centre got this achievement for its support services in the field of Design, Product Development and skill enhancement for Handicraft Industries.

India Handicraft & Gift Fair 15th October to 18th October, 2011NER Theme Pavilion Jammu & Kashmir Theme Pavilion.
India Handicraft & Gift Fair, 2011 was held from 15th October to 18th October, 2011 at Great India Expo Mart Noida. The designers from NCDPD had set up a theme pavilion for North East Region and Jammu & Kashmir. The visual merchandising for different companies was also done during IHGF by the designers from NCDPD. 20 master craftsperson/exporters participated in J&K pavilion and 30 exporters/SHGs/NGOs participated in Theme Pavilion set up at IHGF, 2011.

International Jute Study Group (IJSG) Dhaka, Bangladesh from 24th October to 2nd November, 2011
The joint training programme with NCDPD and IJSG has been conducted in Dhaka Bangladesh. A 10 days workshop was conducted by designers of NCDPD to train the entrepreneurs, manufacturers, artisans etc. on new design techniques, product development, IPRs, trends development, brand development etc. The programme was conducted from October 24, 2011 to November 2, 2011 at the IJSG Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 10 days training was inaugurated by Md. Ashraful Moqbul, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Government of Bangladesh. The valediction Ceremony was chaired by Ms. Rita Menon, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Distinguished Directorate General, Development & Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific States, European Commission, Mr. Enzo Barattini, also graced the closing ceremony.

International Handicraft & Handloom Fair Bhubaneswar, Orissa


The fair was held from 20th October to 23rd October, 2011 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The Design services were provided by NCDPD to 20 entrepreneurs for product development for the fair. The layout, graphic work and theme pavilion was set up by NCDPD. The designers also did the visual Merchandising for the companies.

INTEXPO MALAYSIA : BEST THEMATIC DISPLAY BY NCDPD


NTExPO was held on 22nd November to 24th November, 2011 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme pavilion and visual merchandising was done by the designers of NCDPD. The theme set up by NCDPD was appreciated by the King of Malaysia. Secretary Textiles also congratulated NCDPD for its excellent work at the fair. A letter of appreciation was received by the Chairman of The Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council.

Fashion Show At Dilli Haat, on 14th December, 2011


NCDPD has organized an accessories fashion show on Magic of Gifted Hands at Dilli Haat, on 14th December, 2011, during Master Creations, 2011 showcasing fashion trends and contemporary designs in Indian textiles and handicrafts.

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to increase market share of Indian handicrafts in the foreign countries; to facilitate test marketing of products and market research; to bring together buyers and showcase the products to them; to promote exports of Indian handicrafts; to educate the Indian fashion industry and handicraft designers about the trends in the international markets.

clusters across the country including NER are being successfully conducted. Target 7000 artisans for 350 programmes and 2100 artisans have been trained up to 23rd December, 2011. Training in 6 locations is going on where 2600 artisans shall be benefited. Programme in 14 locations started in January, 2012 to benefit 2300 artisans.

DMAP Launch of SOP by Tmt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Honble Minister of State for Textiles, Govt. of India Tmt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Honble Minister of State for Textiles, Govt. of India released the Standard Operating Procedure And Operational Manual & Guidelines for Design Mentorship Activation Programme (DMAP) during the inauguration of Master Creations, 2011 on 2nd December, 2011 at Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market, New Delhi. The programme has already been started. The students are also being placed with the exporters and SHGs.

INTEGRATED DESIGN & TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT- NER


The project has already been started in Agartala. The preliminary survey has been conducted for initiating the project. The projects in other three States at Guwahati, Shillong and Itanagar started on 16th December, 2011. The preliminary survey is being conducted at all three places.

2 INTEGRATED DESIGN PROJECTS AT NEW DELHI AND LUCKNOW IN FASHION ACCESSORIES AND CHIKANKARI RESPECTIVELY
Activity at both locations started and some products developed have been show cased in fashion show held on 14th December, 2011 at Dilli Haat, Opp. I.N.A. Market, New Delhi.

BSM DURING HANDICRAFT WEEK 8TH DECEMBER, 2011.


A Seminar was organized during Buyer Seller meet at Master Creations, 2011 in Dilli Haat on 8th December, 2011. The purpose of the seminar was to create awareness among the exporters/ manufacturers regarding design and product development and challenges in export marketing.

PROJECT UNDER AHVY SCHEME FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF WOOD CRAFT ARTISANS IN SAHARANPUR
Work for Base line survey has been completed and report submitted.

350 PROGRAMME CAPACITY / SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS UNDER HRD SCHEME OF O/O DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER (HANDICRAFTS)
The project has been completed at 17 locations. The HRD programmes at 37

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF FIROZABAD GLASS ARTWARE INDUSTRY


Two days International seminar on inclusive development of Firozabad Glass artware industry for adaptation of Advance Technology & Design Innovations held on

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27th & 28th August, 2011 at Agra. Road map for glass industry for Raw Material compositions, Newer Technology, Design Innovation & Glass Training School has been prepared. forward and backward linkages for the producers of Cane and Bamboo of North East Region. National Centre for Design & Product Development (NCDPD) has been entrusted with the responsibility of running and management of BCDI by O/o. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) with an objective to professionalize the efforts in an effective manner. NCDPD has initiated the activities by placing a pool of expert manpower at BCDI, Agartala itself. NCDPD has also started 5 days skill development training programs, Integrated Design Development Projects, CFC has been setup, the design experts have also started providing designs to the entrepreneurs and artisans also helping them in production of the market acceptable products.

DESIGN CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO HANDICRAFT EXPORTERS BY NCDPD


Provided design consultancy services, to more than 200 exporters.

BAMBOO & CANE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (BCDI), AGARTALA


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CHAPTER XII CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS

Inauguration of Modernized "Arati Cotton Mills" (A Unit of NTC Ltd.) Howrah on Friday, the 4th November, 2011 by Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal and Shri Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi

NATIONAL TEXTILE CORPORATION LTD.


National Textile Corporation Ltd. (NTC), a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Textiles, was established in the year 1968. The Company was established primarily to manage the affairs of the sick textile undertakings taken over by the Govt. of India in three Nationalization Acts in the years 1974; 1986; and 1995. On account of obsolete technology; excess manpower; poor productivity, etc. 8 of its 9 subsidiaries were referred to BIFR in the year 1992-93.

The BIFR approved Revival Schemes for all the 9 subsidiaries 8 of them in the year 2002-03 and 9th in the year 2005. The Company has been implementing the Revival Scheme since then. The original Sanctioned Scheme (SS) of 2002-03 was modified twice first in the year 2006 (MS-06) and for the second time in the year 2008 (MS-08). Under the Scheme, the mills which have been found as viable, after a TechnoEconomic viability Study, were proposed for revival and those mills found unviable were to be closed. The original scheme

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envisaged closure of 66 unviable mills and revival of 53 viable mills. NTC has so far closed 78 mills. As on 1st December, 2011, 62,747 employees have gone under MvRS from April, 2002 onwards and it has paid Rs. 2330 crores by way of compensation to these employees. NTC has reduced the manpower from 90,000 to about 8000 employees. It has also closed 193 unviable showrooms of the Retail Marketing Division. The Company has completed modernization of 17 old mills as on 31.03.2009 and the 18th mills modernization was completed during the year 2009-10. Three mills, viz., Ahmedabad (Gujarat); Achalpur (Maharashtra); and Hassan (Karnataka), are relocated projects which are at different stages of completion. 2 mills are subsequent additions under MS-08, thus, making the total 23. The 24th mill is proposed as a Technical Textile Unit. ISO 9001-2008 certifications have been awarded to 15 textile mills of NTC. NTC will be focusing effectively on branding and retailing of its fabrics through Retail Marketing Division and increase its volume of institutional sales in the coming days. Technical Textiles is an area where there is a tremendous scope for the company to improve its turnover and profitability. The entire funds required for payment of MvRS compensation was mobilized by private placement of bonds from the market to the extent of Rs. 2028 crores. The Company has already paid on time Rs. 2028 crores on redemption of bonds and Rs. 883 crores as interest on these bonds, in addition to paying Rs. 294 crores as one-time settlement to banks and financial institutions. The entire funds required for the implementation of the Revival Scheme is generated through sale of assets of the closed mills and surplus assets of the viable mills. NTC has so far generated Rs. 6629 crores by sale of assets by an Asset Sale Committee, constituted by BIFR/MOT. The Company has plans to transform itself into an integrated textile company with spinning, weaving, processing, garmenting, besides diversifying into technical textiles. While the Company has been enjoying the benefit of budgetary support from its inception, there is no budgetary support for its wages from the year 2009-10. The Company has a very effective Board of Directors with 11 members 4 of whom are independent Directors; 1 Special Director from BIFR; besides 2 nominee Directors from the Ministry of Textiles. The first ever e-auction in the history of Indian CPSU was conducted by the Company during July/August, 2010.
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The first ever e-auction was conducted from 29 to 31 July, 2010, for the sale of its 2.39 acres of land of Podar Mills (Process House) and fetched Rs. 474 crores which was higher than the reserve price of Rs. 250 crores. This was followed by another e-auction of 8.37 acres of land of Bharat Textile Mills from 4 to 6 August, 2010. The price of Rs. 1505 crores, against the reserve price of Rs. 750 crores, was the biggest deal for NTC for any single property so far it sold under the Revival Scheme. The Company has bagged Rs. 118.40 crores against the reserve price of Rs. 41.27 crores by sale of 8.21 acres of plot of New Manekchowk Textile Mills,

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Ahmedabad, by e-auction conducted from 29th to 31st December, 2010. on modernization of 18 mills and 3 green-field projects.
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NTC mobilized Rs. 2028 crores by private placement of bonds, redeemable on 5 years maturity. NTC paid Rs. 248.69 crores as onetime settlement to Banks/Financial Institutions under the Revival Scheme. The entire workers of the mills identified for closure and the surplus employees of the viable mills, in addition to those employees who were desirous to go under MvRS in the various offices, were given MVRS at a cost of Rs. 2330 crores. So far, 62747 employees have gone under MvRS from April, 2002 onwards. The Company has paid Rs. 188.45 crores for settlement of all PF/ESI dues; Rs. 57.95 crores as Municipal Taxes; Rs. 32.50 crores as electricity dues and Rs. 89 crores to Ministry of Textiles as Govt. guarantee fee on taxable bonds. The Company has settled the claims of all its secured creditors and most of its unsecured creditors. The Company identified 78 mills as unviable and closed under the provisions of ID Act after following necessary procedures. 24 mills are directly run by the Company and 5 mills through joint venture partnership. The Company has completed modernisation of 18 old mills and has so far spent Rs. 1177 crores

From Rs. 385 crores budgetary support for wages in the year 200102, there is no budgetary support from the Govt. for the wages from the year 2009-10 onwards. NTC is generating internally the resources for wage payment. The Company has sold assets worth Rs. 6510.08 crores (upto Dec. 2011) under the Revival Scheme. As against 10 companies in the past, consisting of 9 Subsidiaries and 1 Holding Company, NTC is today a single company by merging all the 9 Subsidiaries.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE
Initially NTC Ltd. had an Authorized Capital of Rs. 10.00 Crores which is now Rs. 5000 Crores as on 31st March, 2011 with the paid up capital of Rs. 3062.16 crores.

Performance during 2010-11 & 2011-12 Financial Results


The net profit (loss) for the year 2010-11 (audited), 2011-12 (Actuals up to Sept.,11) and 2011-12 (Projected upto March, 2012) has been Rs. 1304.24 Crs.,Rs.214.93 Crs. and Rs.96.50 Crs. respectively and the details are given at table 12.1.

Production
The production of Yarn & Cloth in NTC mills during 2010-11, April-Sept.,11 and expected for the year 2011-12 is given at table 12.2.

Turnover
The sales of Yarn and Cloth in NTC mills during 2010-11, 2011-12 (upto Sept.,11)

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Table 12.1 FINANCIAL RESULTS (Rs. In Crores)
S.No. a) b) c) Particulars Net Income from Operation before Depreciation, Interest & Tax) Depreciation Interest : Interest on Govt. of India Loan Other Interest Cash Profit or (Loss) from Operations for the year before extra Ordinary Tax : Fringe Benefit Tax Deferred Tax Assets/Income Tax Extra-Ordinary Items : i)Income from Sale of Assets etc. ii) Expenditure on MvRS etc. iii) Provisions Written Back iv) Interest Waived by GOI h) i) Prior period adjustments Net Profit/(Loss) after Extra-Ordinary & Tax items 2010-11 (55.72) 50.17 41.58 12.41 (40.89) 2011-12 (Upto Sept. 2011) (70.63) 33.97 21.50 0.62 (64.37) Projected for F.Y. 2011-12 (145.20) 70.07 43.00 1.23 (132.68)

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-386.12 2014.96 (43.43) 5.30 4.38 14.08 1304.24

--351.16 (9.51) 214.93

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considered at this stage, pending AAIFR order.

Table 12.2 PRODUCTION


S.No. 1. 2. 3. Particulars Actual for 2010-11 2011-12 (Actual for April -Sept.2011) 2011-12 (Expected) Yarn Lakh Kgs. 346.03 158.60 317.00 Cloth Lakh Mtrs. 89.91 65.63 131.26

and 2011-12 (Projected upto March, 2012) has been Rs.624.70 Crs. , Rs. 317.94 Crs. and Rs. 658.25 crs. respectively. Details are given at table 12.3.

Employment of Women
At the closing of year 2010-11, in NTC Group there were 46 women employees of the rank of Assistant Manager and above against a total of 623 officers. Similarly,

there were 523 women employees of the rank of Senior Assistant and below, against a total 5403 employees in the category. The percentage representation of women employees in the above two categories comes to 7.39% and 9.68% respectively.

Vigilance Activities
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Table12.3 TURN OVER
(Rs. In Crores)

S.No. 1. 2. 3.

Particulars Actual for 2010-11 2011-12 (Actual for April -Sept.2011) 2011-12 (Expected)

Yarn 544.73 204.05 430.45

Cloth 79.97 113.89 227.80

TOTAL 624.70 317.94 658.25

from time to time, are being circulated to all the concerned officials for information and strict compliance. The complaints received from various sources are being looked into and processed promptly as per the guidelines issued by the CvC. Further, regular/surprise visits are being made by the vigilance officials in different units/offices of the Corporation. The rotational transfers/posting on sensitive areas are being monitored from time to time. The Annual Property Return etc. of the officials/officers are being scrutinized. Agreed list and ODI list are being prepared regularly.

Co. Limited, Kanpur (2) Cawnpore Textiles Limited, Kanpur (3) Brushware Limited.

MODERNIZATION / REHABILITATION OF BIC LIMITED AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES


The B.I.C. Limited was declared as a Sick Company in 1992 and was referred to BIFR. The Government proposed a Rehabilitation Scheme for the Company in 2000 and BIFR approved the Revival of the BICs two Woollen Mills Cawnpore Woollen Mills Branch (Lalimli), Kanpur & New Egerton Woollen Mills Branch, Dhariwal, Punjab in its meeting held on 18.12.2002. The cost of the scheme, which was approved by BIFR, was Rs. 210.51 crores. Some of the obligations GOI fulfilled like providing funds of Rs. 86.00 crores as envisaged in the scheme. The major factor of the scheme was sale of surplus land situated at Kanpur and Dhariwal which could not be completed as no permission was granted by U.P. State Government for conversion of leasehold property into freehold property. Hence, the scheme sanctioned by BIFR could not be implemented in full. The BIFR reviewed the matter in its hearing on 29.11.2005 and issued direction that the company should prepare Modified Draft Rehabilitation Scheme in close consultation with the MOT. Accordingly, MDRS was prepared and put up before BIFR and the MDRS has been approved by BIFR in its hearing dated 14.02.2008. MRS was sent for obtaining Cabinet approval wherein

THE BRITISH INDIA CORPORATION LIMITED


The British India Corporation Ltd. (BIC) was incorporated as a Public Limited Company on February 24, 1920. It was taken over by the Government of India on 11th June, 1981 under the British India Corporation Ltd. (acquisition of shares) Act. The BIC Limited, Kanpur owns and manages two woolen mills viz (1) Cawnpore Woollen Mills Branch, Kanpur (2) New Egerton Woollen Mills Branch, Dhariwal. The products of these two mills are popularly known by the Brand names of Lalimli & Dhariwal respectively. These units manufacture Woollen / Blended Suiting, Tweeds, Uniform Cloth, Lohis, Shawls, Rugs, Blankets etc. The British India Corporation Limited has three subsidiary companies (1) Elgin Mills

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Cabinet directed that MRS be examined by BRPSE. The revised scheme duly consulted with WRA & IFCI was furnished to MOT who in turn put up the scheme to BRPSE for their consideration. The BRPSE in its meeting held on 28.07.2010 approved the MRS costing Rs. 313.90 crore with the observation that figures may be updated 31.03.2011. Ministry of Textiles, Government of India had submitted Cabinet Note dated 20.05.2011 for revival of The British India Corporation Ltd. with the cost of scheme amounting to Rs. 338.04 crores. The Cabinet vide its meeting held on 09th June, 2011 approved the Revival Proposal. The Extract of the Minutes of the Meeting is given below:The Cabinet considered the note dated 20.05.2011 from the Ministry of Textiles (vastra Mantralaya) and accorded in principle approval to the proposals contained in paragraph 7 thereof subject to the condition that permission is first obtained for sale of the surplus land from the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The implementation of the scheme will start as soon as NOC is obtained from Government of Uttar Pradesh for sale of the surplus land and required formalities with BIFR are completed. Govt. of UP has now issued GO dated 28.09.2011 permitting conversion of leasehold to freehold. BIC Ltd. has three subsidiaries viz. Elgin Mills Co. Ltd., Kanpur, Cawnpore Textiles Ltd., Kanpur and Brushware Ltd., Kanpur. The Revival Plan for Elgin Mills Co. Ltd. has been approved. NITRA has prepared a revival scheme for Cawnpore Textiles also which has been submitted to MOT for their approval. To clear up the balance sheets of Elgin Mills Co. Ltd. and Cawnpore Textiles Ltd., OTS settlements with various bankers had been entered into settlements with Kotak Mahindra Bank, IDBI and PNB have been successfully concluded with IFCI remaining which is sub-judice before DRT/High Court, Allahabad. Similarly for Elgin Mills Co. Ltd., OTS settlement successfully concluded with IDBI, SCB, PNB, BOB, CCI. Conditions finalized with Canara Bank and IIBI. The issue of Kotak Mahindra Bank and IFCI is subjudice. The OTS settlements have been arranged through loans from NTC.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE
The BIC Limited started with Authorized Share Capital of Rs. 55.00 crores. It stands as on date Rs. 304.62 crores after converting Government loan of Rs. 249.62 crores into equity derated to 10% as per direction of BIFR.

CAPACITY
The capacity of the two Woollen Mills of BIC after modernization as sanctioned by BIFR/BRPSE is 20680 Worsted Spindles, 1920 Woollen Spindles, 79 Power Looms and 62 Handlooms.

PERFORMANCE DURING 2009-10 (AUDITED), 2010-11 (PROVISIONAL) 2011-12 (UPTO JAN.,12) AND 201112 (PROJECTED). FINANCIAL RESULTS
The net profit/cash loss for the year 2009-10 (Audited), 2010-11 (Provisional), 2011-12 (upto Jan.,12) and 2011-12 (PROJECTED) of BIC Limited are given at table 12.4.

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Particulars

Audited for the year 2009-10 (-)4263

Provisional for the year 2010-11 (-)5299

Un-audited (Upto Jan., 2012) (-)4852

Projected For F.Y. 2011-12 (-)5585

Net (Profit (+)/ Loss (-) Non Operative Expenses i) Govt. Interest & Guarantee Fee ii) Interest - Others iii) Depreciation iv) VRS v) Provisions/Taxes vi) Prior Period Expenses SUB TOTAL: Total (=1+2) Non-operative Income i) Interest waived by Creditors ii) Profit on sale of Assets iii) Provisions written back iv) Grant/Loan from GOI SUB TOTAL: Cash Profit (+)/-loss (3-4)

783 405 39 0 -2 12 1237 -3026 0 0 444 0 -3470

1242 278 32 0 0 35 1587 -3712 0 0 17 0 -3729

2167 521 27 0 0 0 2715 -2137 0 0 0 0 -2137

2632 0 32 0 0 0 2664 -2921 0 0 0 0 -2921

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PRODUCTION
Production of Cloth in BIC Mills During 2009-10(Audited), 2010-11 (Provisional) 2011-12 (Upto Jan12) & 2011-12 (Projected) Is Given table 12.5. Table 12.5
Sl. Particulars No. 1 2 3 4 Actual for 2009-10 (Audited) Actual for 2010-11 (Provisional) Provisional 2011-12 upto Jan. 12. Projected for 2011-12 Cloth Lakh Mtrs. 0.59 0.068 0.09 0.20

TURN OVER
The sale of cloth in BIC Mills during the year 2009-10 (Audited), 201011(Provisional) 2011-12(upto Jan. 12) & 2011-12(Projected) is given at table 12.6. Table 12.6
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EMPLOYMENT
Manpower as on 30th Sept. 2011
CWM BRANCH NEWM BRANCH CORPORATE OFFICE TOTAL BIC 1073 869 77 2019 of SBI OTS amount in full in time nor could generate the funds for working capital. Presently full amount of OTS of Banks & FIs has been paid except interest of SBI levelled on delayed payment as stipulated in the SS-02 i.e. Rs. 11.54 crore.

Highlights of Rehabilitation Scheme approved by BIFR/GOI in the year 2002.


The revival scheme, approved by BIFR in the year 2002, was to be implemented in 2 years i.e. by the end of March 2005 for BIC Limited.

ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMPANY SO FAR


The company has allowed vRS to the employees 535 nos. identified as surplus and the expenditure of Rs.17.50 crores incurred thereon. BIC Limited has invested in the modernization/renovation Rs.17.50 crores. BIC Limited released the funds Rs.92.25 crore from sale of assets amount upto March 2009. BIC Limited made the entire payment of SBI amounting to Rs.87.75 crores against OTS amount upto March, 2009. BIC Limited made full payment of Financial Institutions (OTS amount) Rs. 4.52 crores. BIC Limited prepared and got approved a Modified Draft Rehabilitation Scheme from BIFR in its meeting held on 14-02-2008. The revised scheme was prepared duly consulted with WRA & IFCI as per Direction of MOT for examination in BRPSE costing Rs. 313.90. This scheme was approved by BRPSE in its meeting held on 28-07-10 with the stipulation that the figure may be updated to 31-03-11. Accordingly the same was updated. (Table 12.7&12.8).

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The Company received the financial support from GOI of Rs. 86.00 crores out of which Rs.37.00 crores as interest free loan and Rs. 49.00 crores as grant. Rs. 125 crores were to be generated from sale of surplus assets. Both the units had to be modernized by an investment of Rs.46.00 crores by purchase of new machines and renovation of old existing machines.

REASON FOR DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF SANCTIONED SCHEME


The company had to repay the OTS amount of financial institutions / banks amounting to Rs.4.52 crores / Rs. 87.75 crores from sale proceeds of surplus land. The sale of surplus land started at Kanpur and Dhariwal. Some properties were sold, whereas in case of other properties 25% advance money was received and 75% was to be received on handing over possession on execution of sale. U.P. State Government did not permit to convert leasehold property into freehold property. In such circumstances BIC Limited could not make the payment

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Table 12.7 The details of Cost of Scheme & Means of Finance as approved by the Cabinet are given as under:(Rs. in Crore)

S.N. 1 2 3 4 5 5(i) 5(ii) 5(iii) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Means of expenditure Capital expenditure vRS Expenditure on marketing infrastructure development of Brand and Showrooms Land conversion cost Employees Dues Retirement Gratuity upto 31-03-2011 Statutory Dues (EPF & ESI) upto 31-32011 Salary payable 2010-11 (excluding NTC bridge loan) Dues to subsidiary companies Municipal Taxes Misc. Creditors SBI Loan settlement NTC Bridge Loan settlement (along with interest) Additional Working Capital and contingency Cash Losses Grand Total

Total 62.90 17.10 10.00 47.35 8.04 8.61 23.60 4.60 0.60 2.10 11.50 9.40 54.77 77.47 338.04

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8.04 8.61 23.60 4.60 0.60 2.10 11.50 9.40 11.82 31.54 190.11 10.94 28.91 98.90 11.06 17.02 28.08 20.95 20.95

Table 12.8 Means of Finance


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Total 17.10

2011-12 17.10

2012-13

Purpose For payment of vRS to reduce the surplus manpower. To reduce the financial burden of Company and make net worth of the Company positive.

For operating Losses F.Y. 2009-10 and 2010-11

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Total (A) Loan from GOI 3 Interest free GOI Bridge Loan against sale of land

84.09 128.60

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S.N. 4 Component Soft Interest Loan from GOI for salary during implementation period Interest free loan from GOI for payment of conversion charges Total (B) GRAND TOTAL (A+ B) Total 78.00 2011-12 37.92 2012-13 40.08 Purpose To meet the salary & wage requirement for two years during the implementation period. To make surplus land freehold for sale to fund the scheme.

47.36

250.61

47.35

253.95 338.04

166.52 250.61

87.43 87.43

SUBSIDIARIES OF BIC LIMITED i.e.


(i) Elgin Mills Company Limited, (ii) Cawnpore Textiles Ltd. (iii) Brushware Limited.

up order on 29-09-1999 and appointed Official Liquidator. Against the aforesaid order the Textile Labour Union filed a special appeal before Division Bench of Honble Bench which granted stay of further action pursuant to winding up order. The said order was in operation up to August 18, 2000. Thereafter salary/ wages of the employees of Elgin Mills were stopped by the GOI. On humanitarian grounds GOI pronounced voluntary Separation Scheme (vSS) on June 2, 2001. Except 46 employees all have opted vSS. On July 6, 2001, an application was filed by the Government for revival of mill and for seeking directions for the Official Liquidator to defer the taking over of the assets of the mill until further order. The Honble High Court vide order dated August 30, 2001, directed the Official Liquidator not to take possession of the Company. The Technical viability report prepared by NITRA was submitted to BIFR in June, 2003. The Govt. approved a Rehabilitation Package by identifying a suitable private party willing to become majority shareholder. The Rehabilitation package envisaged. The Revival of Elgin Mill No.2 (closure of Elgin Mills No.1) at a total cost of Rs.225.00 crores (approx.) including capital cost Rs.56 crores.

(I) ELGIN LIMITED

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The Elgin Mills Company Limited was established in the year 1864 and it was registered in the year 1911 comprising 2 Units as Elgin No.1 & Elgin No.2. By an ordinance called the British India Corporation Limited (Acquisition of shares) Act 1981 the GOI acquired all shares of BIC Limited and thus became a Government Company from 11th June 1981. The Elgin Mills Co. being subsidiary of Govt. Co. acquired the status of Govt. Company. Due to continuous losses suffered by the company, a reference under the provision of SICA was made to BIFR on May 15, 1992. The BIFR declared the company as sick industrial company on November 3, 1992, and appointed Industrial Development Bank of India as an operating agency. The BIFR recommended winding up of the company vide its order dated 29-03-1994. The said order was confirmed by AAIFR on 09-05-1997 and accordingly Honble High Court Allahabad passed winding

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1. Raising of resources for implementing the scheme through sale of surplus land and assets valued at 216.70 crores (approx.) One Time Settlement (OTS) with the secured Creditors through budgetary support of Rs. 80.01 crores. Writing off interest on Govt. loan (Rs.432.04 crore) and conversion of loan into equity (Rs.298.31 crore) alongwith de-rating of equity by 10%. Liquidator. The Govt. stopped the payment of salaries and wages to the employees from August, 2000. On humanitarian ground the Govt. implemented voluntary separation scheme on March 31, 2001. Except 4, all the employees opted vSS. The company is lying closed and fresh techno economic revival report has been prepared by NITRA.

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III. BRUSHWARE LIMITED


Brushware Ltd. was incorporated as Public Limited Company in the year 1893. The company was engaged in manufacture of all types of brushes like Industrial, Domestic, Personal and print brushes catering to the needs of the Defence, Railway, HAL, Sugar Mills, Textile Mills, and Roadways. Due to persistent losses, production was stopped w.e.f. March 1994 and presently the company is lying closed. To seek the permission for closure of the Company, the BIC Ltd. has approached the Ministry of Labour. The case was last heard in the Ministry of Labour on March 22, 2007. The Ministry of Labour vide order dated April 12, 2007 have granted permission for closure of the company. The company is under liquidation.

Accordingly, a draft rehabilitation scheme was filed before BIFR on August 10, 2006, who rejected the proposal exparte and issued directions for change of management. A petition/appeal requesting BIFR to review its order dated August 10, 2006 was filed before BIFR. The matter was heard on March 13, 2007 and BIFR observed that the company had been lying closed since 1994 and employed only 36 employees. The long period of closure indicated that the same was in the nature of a permanent closure. The Bench, therefore, de-registered that reference filed by the Company. In view of the above observation of the BIFR, the Govt. has decided to revive the company. As per BRPSE directions, NTC has prepared the revival plan of Elgin Mills no.2, which has been approved by BRPSE and the scheme is under consideration of Cabinet.

JUTE CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED


The Jute Corporation of India limited (JCI), a Government of India Enterprise, was established in 1971 under the Companies Act, 1956 and is engaged in purchase and sale of jute and mesta. JCI is an Official Agency of the Ministry of Textiles (MOT), Govt. of India, for implementing the policy of providing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the millions of jute growers and to serve as a price stabilizing agency in the jute sector. As per the policy decision of the government, JCI is obliged to buy whatever quantity of jute is offered at support rates by the growers without any quantitative

II. CAWNPORE TEXTILES LIMITED.


Cawnpore Textiles Ltd. was incorporated in the year 1920. The company was declared as sick company in 1992 and was referred to BIFR. On January 19, 1995, BIFR recommended winding up of the company and AAIFR confirmed winding up order on September 29, 1999. Honble High Court of Allahabad passed order for winding up and appointed an Official

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limit. The losses incurred by JCI while implementing the open-ended policy of the Government of India to support the jute farmers are reimbursed by the Government of India. The Corporation has started marketing of non-traditional jute products in collaboration with the National Jute Board through a sales Emporium at Kolkata. Currently, JCI is operating through 171 Department Purchase Centers (DPC) situated in 7 Jute Growing States namely West Bengal, Assam, Maghalaya, Bihar, Orisa, Andhra-Pradesh and Tripura. In order to increase its market coverage, JCI has involved Cooperative Society in the Jute Growing States to participate in MSP operation in the raw jute/ mesta through their DPCs. There are three types of jute i.e. Tossa (TD), White (W) and Mesta (M) which is graded according to their quality. The Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) undertakes a study every year to recommend the Minimum Support Price of raw jute. JCI provides all the data and necessary assistance to CACP in this regard. TD 5 grade Ex-Assam price for MSP Operation is declared by the Govt. of India in the month of February- March each year and the same is taken as a base by the office of the Jute Commissioner who fixes the MSP for all other locations along with Kolkata. Landed Price for all other Grades (MSP is the purchase price of the Corporation at which the jute is purchased from the jute growers without any quantitative limit if the prevailing market price of jute is lower than the MSP). The performance of JCI is given at table12.9.

NATIONAL JUTE MANUFACTURES CORPORATION LTD (NJMC)


The National Jute Manufactures Corporation Limited (NJMC) was incorporated in 1980, constituted by six nationalized jute mills viz. National, Kinnison, Khardah, Alexandra, Union& RBHM of which the first five are located in and around Kolkata and RBHM at Katihar, Bihar. NJMC is the only Public Sector Undertaking engaged in Jute goods manufacture. The Company produces traditional jute goods like Sacking, Hessian, Jute Twine.

NJMC Status Report


The Government of India approved the Revival Plan for NJMC with cost of Scheme of Rs. 1562.98 Crores on 19th March and 25th November 2010. The three units namely Kinnison, Khardah of Kolkata and

Table 12.9 5 Years Performance Highlight (Non-plan fund)


Particulars Quantitative (Bales/Lakh): Procurement of Raw Jute Sales of Raw Jute Closing Stock Financial (Rs./Lakh) Sale of Raw Jute Sales jute seed Adjusted cumulative Profit After regulation of subsidy as per Cabinet decision 14233.79 18.52 7608.19 16666.33 15.39 5782.38 892.16 79.10 5938.12 566.08 625.09 4791.44 4000.00 1000.00 5091.00 2007-08 7.66 5.92 5.84 2008-09 1.02 6.58 0.24 2009-10 0.01 0.23 0.01 2010-11 0.34 0.10 0.26 Projected 2011-12 1.10 1.00 0.36

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RBHM Jute Mills Katihar (Bihar) will be revived and modernized. The BIFR has approved the Revival Scheme of NJMC on 31st March 2011. Ministry of Textiles has constituted a Modernization Committee to start the revival process of Millls of NJMC. The machine audit has been completed in all the three mills. The civil work and trial run is being undertaken with repair and renovations of old plant and machineries. The first jute bag (sacking) was manufactured in Kinnison & Khardah mills in August 2010 and in RBHM Katihar in September 2010. Regular production of 10 MT per day is started in RBHM Katihar from December 2010 and 5 MT in Khardah and 3 MT per day in Kinnison Mills from November 2011. The RBHM has produced and dispatched more than 5000 bales of sacking (BT will) approximate value Rs 10 Crores to Government Food procuring agencies. More than 1500 worker are getting employment with resumption of production in all 3 Revival Mills of NJMC. The NJMC has already started implementation of Revival Plan as approved by BIFR on 31st March 2011. The process of sale of surplus assets of three closed Mills shall also be undertaken as per the schedule and procedure approved by BIFR. The recommendation is noted and would be followed for revival of the remaining three mills which have not been included in the ongoing revival scheme. of Rs.978.00 Croress for providing vRS, liquidating statutory arrear, gratuity and secured liabilities of the company (iii) The mills at Kinnison and Khardah will be referred to the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE) and vRS offered to their employees and iv) vRS will be given to employees of other mills but these will be dealt with under BIFR proceedings. b) The Cabinet, on 19th March 2010 approved the Revival scheme of the Company as follows: Revival of the three mills viz. Khardah, Kinnison and RBHM Katihar by operating through NJMC itself and closure of remaining three mills viz. Alexandra , National and Union with Cost of Scheme Rs.1417.53 crores Additional budgetary support (interest free loan) of Rs 215.70 crores during 2010-11 ( in addition to Rs 122.45 crores in 2009-10) . Financial restructuring of NJMC Ltd. i.e. to write off entire outstanding loans and liabilities of Rs. 2722.02 crores and interest of Rs. 4093.04 crores on those loans and other assets / receivable as on March 31, 2009 against accumulated loss. Relief package to Officers / Executives for successful implementation of vRS and the Revival Scheme. Settlement of liabilities of unsecured creditors to the extent of Principal amount only. The Cabinet on 25th November, 2010 modified the Revival Scheme of the company as follows: Grant of composite package of Revision of Pay Scales (92/97); vRS (on 97 Pay scales); and arrears

CABINET DECISIONS
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@40% may be offered for full and final settlement of dues of Officers and Executives in the light of the judgment of Honble High Court of Kolkata; ii) Revised cost of Scheme of Rs.1562.98 crores for Revival of NJMC which includes additional budgetary support of Rs. 145.45 crores (interest free loan) for meeting the additional cost in the revised Cost of Scheme. Revised repayment period of the loans granted to NJMC as 2013-14 to 2024-25. meeting held by DPE for implementation of revival program of NJMC.

Details sanction of Revival Scheme by BIFR


Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) on March 31,2011 sanctioned the Revival Scheme of the company after prolonged hearing. The salient features of the Scheme are: i) NJMC shall run 3 mills (Kinnison & Khardah in W.B. and RBHM in Bihar) by itself and close 3 mills (National, Alexandra & Union in W.B.) at a total cost of Rs 1562.98 crores comprising repayment of liabilities of Rs.1205.83 crores, startup & modernization Rs.215.70 crores and cash loss for implementation period Rs.141.45 crores. The NJMC will get fresh interest free loan of Rs. 483.60 crores from GOI, to be refunded through sale of assets of 3 (three) mills of NJMC (National, Union & Alexandra) and surplus assets of Kinnison & Khardah and RBHM the three revival mills. The installed capacity will be 305 MT/day after complete modernization at a cost of Rs. 215.70 crores

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Action Taken on decision of the Cabinet


Consequent to the decision of the Cabinet on March 24th 2005 NJMC has given vRS to all workers (16325) and staff (882) of the mills including Head office at a cost of Rs. 439.24 cr. and also settled their wages salary, PF, ESI, Arrears Gratuity & Other dues of Rs 508.99 crore. Officers also have been relieved under composite package of vRS w.e.f 31.10.2011 at a cost of Rs.110.34 cr. as per decision of the Cabinet dated 25th November,2010. A Modernisation Committee has been formed to plan and execute the process of repair, renovation & modernization. M/s Deloitte consultant has been engaged to finalise the tender document for procurement of new machinery on turnkey basis which is under progress. Meanwhile a strategic plan was made to continue with existing available machines with renovation and balancing for production of sacking and yarn in all three mills . Ministry has signed MOU with NJMC for the year 2011-12 fixing some financial, dynamic and enterprise specific targets as per MOU negotiation

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iv) Net worth is expected to be positive in the 6th year i.e. 2015-16. v) Settlement of Officers VRS under composite package.

vi) Engagement of workforce under contract basis initially for two years to avoid additional fixed cost till modernisation is complete.

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is restarted after a gap of 8 years. The present level of employment would rise with the increase in production and modernization as per the revival scheme. BJEL operated as a processing unit for bleaching, dyeing & printing of jute and blended fabrics. It was declared sick by BIFR u/s 3(1)(0) of Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (SICA) in the year 1999 due to continuous losses and negative net worth. Of late IDBI Bank Ltd. was appointed as operating agency for preparation Rehabilitation Scheme under section 17(3) of the said Act.

BIRDS JUTE & EXPORTS LTD. (BJEL), a subsidiary of NJMC


Birds Jute & Exports Ltd (BJEL) a processing unit of Jute fabric was a subsidiary of Bird & Co. established in 1904. Bharat Process & Mechanical Engineers Ltd.( BPMEL) under the Ministry of Heavy Industry took over the assets on nationalization in 1980 and became a holder of 58.94% of BJELs equity shares. Thereafter, the GOI decided to transfer shares of BJEL to NJMC in 1986.

Revival Proposal of BJEL


The proposal for revival of BJEL prepared by IDBI was considered by BRPSE on April, 2008 and granted in principle approval with certain observation. Accordingly IDBI revised the revival proposal. A draft Cabinet Note was also

Table 12.10
PARTICULARS Production (MT) Av. Workmen per day Rs. in Cr. Sales Other Income Accretion of stock TOTAL Raw Material & Stores Power & Fuel Wages Contractual Repair & Maintenance Selling & Distribution Salary & Benefits (Including Arrear) Administrative &other Overheads Interest vRS Expenditure Depreciation TOTAL Net Loss Cash Loss ---11.66 --11.66 --0.31 ---0.12 --9.98 11.19 0.79 2.47 0.16 25.02 13.36 13.20 18.66 4.06 22.72 6.08 2.00 1.69 9.00 ---72.61 9.74 10.20 40.68 0.15 152.15 129.43 129.28 2009-2010 ---2010-2011 714 800 Rs. in Cr. 2011-2012 (Estimated) 7577 1500 Rs. in Cr. 35.28 4.00 --39.28 28.31 4.09 11.18 21.55 0.19 11.91 10.00 2.00 2.24 0.16 91.63 52.35 52.19

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circulated by the Ministry of Textiles (MOT) in view of comment raised by the Ministry of Finance. MOT decided to place the updated revival scheme to BRPSE for its recommendation. Accordingly, BJEL resubmitted the revised revival proposal with a total cost of Scheme of Rs.137.88 crore to be financed mainly from sale of surplus land of the BJEL and interest free GOI loan. The entire GOI loan and holding company loan together with accrued interest at a normal rate has been proposed to be refunded from sale of surplus land of BJEL. The proposals also include modernization & renovation of its existing plant with capital expenditure including working capital of Rs. 30.57 crore. The above proposal was forwarded to BIFR. BIFR accepted the revised DRS of BJEL with in principal approval from Ministry of Textiles to provide start up expense amounting to Rs 21.21 crore as bridge loan and directed to circulate to the stake holder on 3.11.2011.

Physical and Financial Performance


The production activity of the company has been suspended for the last 8 years and the company has given vRS to all its workmen and staff in the year 2003 and 2004. Restart of production is expected after the sanction of revival scheme from BIFR . The Financial performance for the year 2010-11 as compared to 2009-10 and estimated for the year 2011-12 is given at table 12.11.

COTTON CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD., (CCI), MUMBAI


The Cotton Corporation of India Ltd., (CCI) was set up in 1970 with the objective of acting as the canalizing agency for import of cotton and undertaking purchase of raw cotton for giving necessary price support to enterprising cultivators growing new varieties of cotton developed as substitute for imported long and extra-long staple cottons as also for procuring raw cotton
(Figures in Lakhs)

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Physical Production FINANCIAL RESULT Rent & Other Income Total Salary & Wages vRS Expenditure Administrative &other Overheads Interest on GOI &NJMC loan Depreciation Total Net Loss Cash Loss Cumulative Net Loss 2009-10 ---(Rs.in Lac) 7.80 7.80 13.12 ---43.46 634.49 6.49 697.56 689.76 683.27 7862.35 2010-11 ---(Rs.in Lac) 8.38 8.38 13.02 ---39.05 726.46 1.26 779.79 771.41 770.15 8633.76 2011-12 (Estimated) ---(Rs.in Lac) 0.43 0.43 7.23 267.69 52.83 775.00 1.20 1103.95 1103.52 1102.32 9737.28

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for textile mills, both in public and private sectors. Over the years, its operations have undergone significant changes in keeping with the developments taken place in the Indian cotton economy during past two decades. In the Textile Policy, 1985, CCIs role was expanded to carry out commercial operations for meeting the cotton requirements of institutional buyers and to fulfill the export quotas allocated to it by the Government of India. However, with liberalization, since cotton exports have been placed under Open General Licence (OGL), the system of allocation of export quotas in favour of different agencies have been dispensed with. The Government of India had launched Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) in February 2000 with four Mini Missions. CCI had been the implementing agency for Mini Mission III (Improvement of Marketing Infrastructure) and Mini Mission Iv (modernization/upgradation of existing G&P factories). The cotton season 2010-11 had been a unique year in the history of cotton economy of the country in as much as the cotton season witnessed unprecedented volatility in the prices of both kapas (seed cotton) and lint cotton. In the first half of the season, cotton prices had reached a record level and the same subsequently dropped substantially. This was mainly due to historically tight world opening stock to use, slowing demand, difficulties to access credit by the cotton spinners, declining prices of cotton yarn etc. Since the prevailing kapas prices in cotton season 2010-11 had ruled above MSP level throughout the season, the Corporation had no occasion to undertake MSP operations in any of the cotton growing States. However, with a view to cater the needs of its regular buyer mills as also to ensure competitive prices to the cotton farmers, the Corporation had undertaken commercial operations and had purchased 13.66 lakh bales.

THE CENTRAL COTTAGE INDUSTRIES CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (CCIC)


The Central Cottage Industries Emporium was established in Delhi in the year 1952 under the management of Indian Cooperative Union and was later on taken over by Central Cottage Industries Association in 1964 and was incorporated as Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd.(CCIC) on February 4, 1976. CCIC is under the administrative control of Ministry of Textiles. The main objective of CCIC is to be a dealer, exporter, manufacturer and agent of quality Indian handicrafts and handlooms and to develop markets for these products in India and abroad. The Corporation has showrooms at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai. Besides, CCIC has a franchise outlet in Patna.

CAPITAL
The authorized capital of the Corporation is Rs.1200 lakhs and the paid-up capital is Rs.1085 lakhs.

WORKING RESULTS
a) Turnover

The turnover of the Corporation for the year was Rs.6333.82 lakh as against Rs.6758.56 lakh in the previous year i.e. 2009-10.

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b) Exports Statistics
Summarized working results for the last three years are given at table 12.12.

The total exports of the Corporation during 2010-11 were Rs.219.72 lakh as compared to Rs.253.46 lakh in the previous year.

Development of Designs/ Exhibitions


During the year 2010-11, CCIC organized various in-house thematic exhibitions and exhibitions outside CCIC emporia wherein newly designed products were displayed by the Corporation to expand the patronage of Corporation. CCIC registered improved sales through the new products and designs in its showrooms in New Delhi. CCIC developed new exclusive designs in Handlooms (Sarees, Dress Fabrics, Home furnishing and shawls). The

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Profitability

The Gross Profit during the year 2010-11 decreased from Rs.3388.27 lakh in the previous year to Rs.3221.03 lakh due to decline in sales. The overheads of the Corporation decreased from Rs.3370.86 lakh in the previous year to Rs. 3320.34 lakh in the current year. The current year ended with a pre-tax loss Rs. 99.31 lakh as against corresponding profit of Rs.17.41 lakh in the previous year.

Shri Anand Sharma, Honble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles inaugurated the exposition-cum-sale of exquisite Handicraft and Handloom from West Bengal inspired from Tagore era on 5th September, 2011 at Central Cottage Industries Emporium .

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products were launched in exhibitions held in Emporia in CCIC. CCIC held an exclusive Sarees exhibition in New Delhi showroom in March, 2011, which was inaugurated by Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, wife of Honble Prime Minister of India. Mumbai and Kolkata showrooms also achieved record sales during Puja and Diwali season. Corporate Gifts, in wood, brass and white metal were also developed and marketed through CCIC showrooms during pre-Diwali Season. Exclusive new designs were also developed in Silverware for festive season.

Manpower Strength & Training


As on 31st March, 2011 the Corporation had strength of 325 employees as compared to 344 in the previous year.

NATIONAL HANDLOOM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) Ltd., Lucknow was set up in February, 1983 by the Government of India as a Public Sector Undertaking under the Companies Act, 1956. The Authorized Capital of NHDC Ltd., is Rs.2000 lakh and its Paid up Capital is Rs.1900 lac. The main objectives of the Corporation are:=

On-line Shopping
CCIC launched its enhanced online shopping website i.e. www.thecottage.in for its valued customers. The website displays about 1000 Handloom and Handicraft products with description for online shopping. The products can be purchased through Secured payment gateway by credit card which is verisign certified. The products purchased can be shipped to any country all over the world. It has order tracking mechanism and links to various Govt. websites, Incredible India etc.

carry on the business of supplying all types of yarn for the benefit of the handloom sector. organize supply of quality dyes and related materials needed by the handloom sector. promote fabrics. marketing of handloom

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aid, assist and implement the projects connected with the production of handloom fabrics including taking up modernization programme, technology for the handloom sector.

Table 12.12
(Rs. in lakhs)

2008-09 Turnover* Exports Net Profit (+) / Loss (-) Before tax Net Profit (+) / Loss (-) after tax Dividend
*includes exports also.

2009-10 6758.56 253.46 17.41 (-)18.84 Nil

2010-11 6333.82 219.72 (-)99.31 (-)88.13 Nil

Latest Estimate 2011-12 7800.00 255.00 100.00 68.00 14.00

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In pursuance of the above objectives, the Corporation is undertaking the following activities: Mill Gate Price Scheme (MGPS) is an important scheme of the Government of India under which yarn is supplied to the handloom weavers all over the country at the Mill Gate Price by the NHDC. The details of yarn supplied under the scheme during the 11th Plan are given at table 12.13. Table-12.13

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In order to promote marketing of handloom fabrics, the corporation organizes special exhibitions like Silk Fabs & Wool Fabs. The Government of India reimburses the expenses incurred by the Corporation in mounting these exhibitions. The details like number of exhibitions, participating agencies and total sales generated at these exhibitions during the 11th Plan is given at table 12.15. Besides, Corporation has set up 8 marketing complexes at Jaipur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Indore, Navi Mumbai and New Delhi, where the handloom agencies from different parts of the country display and sell their handloom products to the discerned customers. NHDC also undertakes the following programmes to educate the weavers about the latest dyeing techniques and also about the on-going schemes of Government of India for development of handloom sector and awareness of the weavers: 1. 2. Quality Dyeing Programmes. Buyer-Seller Meets. One Day Sensitization Programmes. Programmes on Development of new products by using different kind of yarns. Training

Progress of Mill Gate Price Scheme


Year Qty (In lakh kg.) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto Dec., 2011) 678.46 855.12 1081.21 1105.96 638.98 Yarn supply Value (Rs. In crore) 563.05 793.77 987.32 1195.55 739.81

Under MGPS, NHDC is operating Depot Scheme of the Government of India, wherein, 788 depots have been made operational till Dec. 2011. The Corporation is also supplying quality dyes and chemicals to the handloom sector at competitive prices under the scheme. The details of supplies made during 11th Plan by the NHDC under the scheme are as given at table 12.14. Table-12.14
Year Dyes & Chemicals Quantity (in lac kg.) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto Dec. 2011) 21.48 39.13 53.23 33.88 20.78 Value (Rs. in lac) 1897.78 2796.56 3107.04 2462.00 1269.63

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The details of turnover, profit dividend issued rating etc of the Corporation during the last five years are as given at table 12.16.

THE HANDICRAFTS & HANDLOOMS EXPORTS CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (HHEC)


The Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. is a Government of India Undertaking under the administrative control of

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Ministry of Textiles. It was established in the year 1958, as Indian Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd with the twin objective of (i) export promotion and (ii) trade development of handicraft and handloom products. In the Year 1962, it was renamed as The Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Limited. The Corporation is presently a two star export house engaged in exports of handicraft and handloom products (including hand knotted woolen carpets and ready- made garments) besides undertaking export of gold and silver jewellery / articles. The Corporation was nominated in the year 1997-98 for import of bullion and sale in the domestic market. The performance of the Corporation in 2010-11 in relation to major indicators is given below:Turnover -5006.63 Crores The Corporation has ended the year with a net profit after tax of Rs. 0.92 crores as against net loss of Rs. 1.16 crores last year. The turnaround has been achieved due to increase in turnover in all the three segments, viz., core group exports, bullion imports and retail sales, improvement of profit margin in core group, higher contribution to profitability from bullion imports, optimum utilisation of the idle assets and reduction in overheads.

CAPITAL
The Authorized and Paid up Capital of the Corporation remained unchanged at Rs. 20.00 Crores and Rs. 13.82 Crores respectively during the year 2010-2011. The entire Paid up Capital has been subscribed by the Honble President of India.

Profit/ (Loss) before Tax -1.05 Crores Profit/ (Loss) after Tax - 0.92 Crores

WORKING RESULTS
During the year 2010-11, the Corporation has achieved the turnover of Rs.5006.63 Table-12.15

Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (upto Dec. 2011)

No.of events 9 12 15 19 16

No. of participating agencies 665 994 1123 1325 1421

Total sale (Rs. in crore) 25.23 34.43 44.89 64.00 69.02

Table-12.16 Turnover, Profit and Dividend: National Handloom Development Corporation


(Rs. in lakh) Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Turnover 58867.17 82948.34 102078.03 122674.71 Net Profit 104.52 393.84 303.51 431.97 Dividend 22.00 80.00 61.00 87.00 MOU rating very Good Excellent Excellent Excellent

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Crores as against Rs. 1551.06 Crores in the corresponding period last year. The increase is mainly due to strengthening in the existing market along with capitalizing the new markets, product development and Increase in Bullion Imports by Rs.3446.86 crores (226 %) due to enrolment of new Associates with multi location operations. Increase in turnover in the core group and bullion imports, sourcing of products in core group at competitive prices and higher margins on exports, the operational Trading Surplus has increased to Rs. 11.31 crores during the year as compared to Rs. 9.49 crores in the previous year, an increase of Rs. 1.82 crores (19.18 %). After accounting for overheads amounting to Rs. 16.36 crores (previous year Rs. 15.49 Crores), the Corporation has made operating profit of Rs. 0.68 Crores as against operating loss of Rs 0.50 Crores in the previous year. The net profits for the year amounts to Rs. 0.92 crores as against net loss of Rs. 1.16 core in the previous year. Paulo Brazil) AFL- Artigiano (Milan, Italy)2010, New York International Gift Fair(New York USA) and Inter Gift Fair (Madrid, Spain) Participation in domestic fairs includes IHGF (Autumn) 2010, Tex Trends India 2011, IHGF (Spring) 2011 and Indian Asean Business Fair 2011. 2. Garment Studio at Noida has been transformed to Garment Factory to facilitate design input & quality control. CAD & CAM facility has been installed and for Total Quality Management, machines like Coloring Meter & Testing standard has also been identified. With the Productivity point of view a dimension has been added to HHEC i. e. Factories at Chennai and Noida combined together are giving an output of 1 lakhs pieces of stole per month which are being exported to 14 European countries We are also registered users of SILK MARK and HANDLOOM MARK to ensure genuine product and thus boast our Markets. To expand our horizon and maintain whole time presence in the International Market we have opened the Franchisee Showrooms in Montevideo, Norway and planning for opening Franchisee Showroom in New Zealand, Abu Dhabi, Australia and other new emerging market during the year. For further development of business in potential global markets, General Sales Agents have been engaged during the year. In order to increase our presence in Global and Domestic Market, HHEC has positioned itself for retail outlets in leading museum in world with a view to showcase the museum object on

EXPORT PROMOTION AND TRADE DEVELOPMENT


1. The Corporation has participated in various exhibitions in India and abroad to showcase the new samples developed from traditional crafts and textiles clusters as well as to upgrade knowledge on designs and fashions abroad. During the year, the Corporation participated in a number of international fairs viz., 21st India Home Furnishing Fair (Osaka Japan), 31st India Garment Fair (Osaka Japan), World Expo Shanghai (Shanghai) Pret-A-Porter (Paris France), Heim-Textil (Frankfurt Germany), Brand India Mega Show (Australia), International Autumn Fair Birmingham (UK)., Houseware & Gift Show (Sao

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the merchandise. In this process we have launched new product line at our retail outlet at National Museum and also planning to open retail outlets in Salarjung Museum, Patna Museum, Egmore Museum & Centro Cultural Palacio Chile. In addition to that we are also in process to re-establish our Craft Museum Shop in Delhi. Although, During the Financial Year 2010-11, in view of non-viability, two souvenir shops were closed viz. Dilli Haat (Pitampura) & Rajouri Garden Metro Station. In place of these shops, we have been allotted space for retail outlets at Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Dilli Haat (INA) Hall No. -1 through Office of the DC (Handicrafts). These shops will be opened during Financial Year 2012-13. 5. With changing fashion, usages and concerns of buyers, we have introduced a new Range of Natural Products which are made from Banana Fiber, Jute, Sabaii grass,and Sea grass, Soya-bean / Banana / Pineapple /Elephant Grass. These new Handicrafts items have invited inquiries from various countries and been exported to Spain, Israel and Holland etc.

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inistry of Textiles has been providing financial support to the Textile Research Associations engaged in the work of research and development.

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There are eight TRAs engaged in the work of research and development: Ahmedabad Textile Industrys Research Association (ATIRA) Bombay Textile Research Associaton (BTRA) South India Textile Association (SITRA) Northern India Textile Association (NITRA) Man-Made Textiles Association (MANTRA) Research Research Research

guidelines formulated under the R&D Scheme, all research projects are initially submitted in the office of Textile Commissioner. To examine the research projects, two tier mechanisms have been provided. All projects have to be technically and financially evaluated initially by the Project Appraisal & Monitoring Committee (PAMC) and then approved by the Project Approval Committee (PAC). The total allocation for the 11th Five Year Plan has been enhanced from Rs. 10 crore to Rs. 35 crore. The budget allocation for the year 2011-12 for the research projects is Rs. 9 crores. The future approach and the recommended areas of research are as follows:=

Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA) Indian Jute Industries Reserarch Association (IJIRA) Wool Research Association (WRA)
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Replacing the outdated pilot plant and R & D machinery with modern plants and machinery. Installation of latest process control equipment, like vibration analyzer, calibration systems for mechanical parameters, tachometer, tension meter Strengthening by way of providing analytical instruments, viz., Electro microscope, spectrophotometer, Online effluent monitoring system etc., Maintaining a Resource Bank for developing data base on the latest trends in technology, machinery and management practices in spinning, weaving, knitting and processing sectors. The information about the standard machinery, technology, process etc., which are bench marked and accepted internationally, should be disseminated through this bank.

Ministry of Textiles support upto a maximum of 75% of the project cost and to ensure the stakeholders commitment, the balance 25% have to be arranged by the Implementing Agencies. Further in order to ensure sustainability and commercial viability of the research efforts, and to encourage creation of IPRs/patents, the Industry partner/partners who have contributed 25% of the Project cost, has been given some special rights such as exclusive use of the technology/process/ products developed through the research for a fixed period; and/or use of the technology/process/products developed at a special discounted rate. As per the

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parameters to use in apparel sector including cost effectiveness. 5. Development of eco-friendly recyclable/bio-degradable value added technical textiles from banana yarns. Development of multi-layer fabrics for sportswear. Application of nano technology for delustering of bright polyester fabric varieties. Development of Banana fabrics suitable for extreme cold weather condition by Plasma Technology. Development of laminated product for inflatables.

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MAN-MADE TEXTILES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (MANTRA), SURAT


The main objective of MANTRA is to render testing, consultancy and other services to the local, decentralized textile weaving, texturing and processing industry on various aspects of technology with a view to improving the quality of fabrics, reducing cost and bringing about better utilization of raw materials. This is done through the various activities of MANTRA which are as elaborated below:

10. Development of coagulation treatment using modified bentonite and recycle and reuse of effluent in textile processing. One new project has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, which is :
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Application of atmospheric pressure plasma for comfort properties and imparting functional properties to PP and PET fabrics an ecofriendly approach. One R&D project, which is to be done together with the Institute of Plasma Research, Ahmedabad, has been approved by the Dept. of Science & Technology (DST).

Research & Development


During the period April 2011 to December 2011, MANTRA is engaged in carrying out R&D work on the following sponsored projects: 1. Polylactic Acid Fibres in technical textile applications for packaging and disposable food container products. Development of cost effective filter fabrics suitable for bag filters. Development of enzymatic technique for weight reduction of polyester. Development of fabrics made from PTT yarn and to optimize processing

Testing
The Physical and Chemical Labs have tested a total of 3182 samples while 440 samples were tested in the Eco Laboratory. MANTRA is an Environmental Auditor for Schedule-I industries and during the period under review, has conducted Environmental Audit of 10 industries.

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MANTRA has been enlisted as a consultant by Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) and as an Energy Auditor by Chief Electrical Inspector, Gujarat to conduct mandatory energy audit of industrial units. During the period April-December 2011, Energy Audit of 15 units was carried out. Valuation Certificates and other certification services are rendered and during the period under review 14 certificates have been issued.

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Publication of in-house monthly magazine MANTRA TExTILE MAGAZINE which covers articles, news and information on textiles and technical textiles. A one-day seminar on Development of value-added products from banana pseudostem was organized by MANTRA in association with Navsari Agriculture University, J.K. Paper Mills and CIRCOT on 24th May, 2011. A two-day international seminar on Man-Made Textiles was organized at IIM, Ahmedabad by MANTRA, in association with Fibre 2 Fashion, SGCI, Surat and SASCMA, Surat on 18th& 19th November,2011. Besides publication of articles in the in-house magazine, MANTRA is also publishing articles in other journals, three papers have been published and two papers have been sent for publication.

Technical Textiles
MANTRA has been designated as Centre of Excellence in Technical Textiles for coating & lamination by the Government of Gujarat and as Centre of Excellence in Agrotech by the Government of India, along with Navsari Agriculture University (NAU), Navsari and IIT Delhi as knowledge partners. MANTRA has a well-equipped Technical Textiles Lab in which a total of 30 samples have been tested during the period under review. MANTRA has conducted classes on Technical Textiles at STERS. Under the Government of Gujarat grant, MANTRA is going to install pilot plant facilities for Non-woven production i.e. Spunlace, Spun bond, and needle punch in 2011-2012.

THE SYNTHETIC AND ART SILK MILLS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION WORLI, MUMBAI
The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA) is a co-operative venture set up by the man-made textile industry of India after independence as a multi-functional institute to serve its scientific and technological needs. SASMIRA is engaged in multifarious activities with the prime objective of rendering scientific & technical assistance to the textile industry, thereby assisting its growth and development.

Powerloom Service Centre (PSC)


Two PSCs, one at Pandesara and the other at Sachin, are functioning under the management of MANTRA. Both centres are extending testing and consultancy services to the weaving industries located in their respective clusters. The regular activity of these centres is to impart training to weavers. During the period April to December, 2011, 412 and 418 weavers have been trained under the Refresher Training Programme at PSC Sachin and PSC Pandesara, respectively.

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its vision and mission. The following activities have been executed by the Centre during the year: 1. Conducting Awareness programmes in various agricultural hubs of the country. Three programmes had been conducted as excerpted in the seminar conducted section. Participated in National and international exhibition held. Establishing facilities for testing, information sourcing, training and demonstration for the centre:
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Setting up of Training centre initiated. video Conferencing system for training has been installed. Development of an Audio-visual film on application of Agrotextile Products A short film on Samruddhike Aur (Towards the growth and prosperity) based on importance of agrotextile products, usages and benefits having duration of 30 minutes has been produced with the help of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). This Audio-visual film is expected to be used for publicity of agrotextile products through various digital media. A five minute film on the advantages of shade nets and ground covers has also been made. The following testing equipment have been installed/placed order during the year: Wind Blocking Percentage Bacterial tester Filtration Efficiency

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SASMIRAs testing services has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). The Quality Management norms are as per ISO/IEC 17025 2005. SASMIRA laboratory has also received International Accreditation from American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory (A2LA) during financial year. Latest Test Standards from different bodies like IS, BS, EN, ISO, JS have been procured, along with books and periodicals related to technical textiles. Setting up of e-library. SASMIRA website has been redesigned and made interactive with updated information on Agrotextiles Demonstration and Product Development facilities: The following machineries have been set-up for product development and demonstrations a. b. Nonwoven needle punching machine- Dilo Raschel warp knitting machine- Karl Mayer

QUV Light Fastness tester Impact tester Durability tester Bundesmann tester Porometer

TESTING SERVICES
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in December. The accreditation, valid upto March 2013 encompasses almost 128 tests for Mechanical, Chemical and Microbiology Testing of Textiles and Allied substrates.

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the country with support from The Office of the Textile Commissioner; the list of the same is as below: 1. One day Seminar on Protective agrotextiles: advantages and future prospects on 20th January 2011 at DKTEs Auditorium, Rajawada, Ichalkarnaji, Dist. Kolhapur A Seminar on Protective AgrotextilesAdvantages & Future prospects, at SvPITM Auditorium, SvPITM, Coimbatore was held on 7th June, 2011 One day seminar on Protective Agrotextiles Advantages & Future Prospects held jointly with Office of the Textile Commissioner on Monday, 19th September 2011 at Dharwad .

SASMIRAS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES


SASMIRA imparts manpower training through technical education offering various diploma and certificate courses. The job-oriented professional courses in Embroidery technology, fashion technology, merchandising, export import management, Textile designing, etc., were conducted and have evolved good response from the student community. SASMIRA also runs various postgraduate diploma level courses. SASMIRAs Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) is newly constituted organ with sole purpose of starting management programmes approved by Maharastra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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1. SASMIRA participated in the technical textiles trade show, IFAI Expo Asia 2011 at Singapore from 21st to 25th March 2011. More than 200 visitors had visited SASMIRA stall. ShriSujitGulati, IAS, Jt. Secretary, MOT had also visited the SASMIRA stall. Technical textile testing, agro-products, R&D etc, was queried by the visitors

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2. SASMIRA participated as a Centre of Excellence for Agrotech at Technotex 2011 exhibition cum conference on technical textiles held from 25th to 27th Aug11 at Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon, Mumbai. SASMIRA presented on role of COE-agrotech in the conference and exhibited variety of agrotextiles and sasmiras other activities. Approximately 2000 visitors- students, academicians, industrialists and potential entrepreneurs visited the SASMIRA stall. SASMIRA participated in the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery (ITMA) 2011 worlds largest international textile and garment machinery exhibition held from 22nd to 29th Sep11 at Fira de Barcelona Gran via, Barcelona, Spain SASMIRA participated at Techtextil India 2011 from 10th to 12th October 2011 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. Altogether there were 132 exhibitors from 14 countries representing the entire spectrum of technical textiles and nonwovens. Approximately 2000 visitors including students, academicians, industrialists and potential entrepreneurs visited the stall (Hall 5, Stall No C60). be a high gas barrier material useful in the packaging of environment sensitive products. For the development of suitable nanocomposite, suitable grade of Nanoclay (Cloisite 30B) and PET material (Iv 0.82) have been identified. Nanocomposite development parameters were optimized and nanocomposite out of PET and Nanoclay is developed. Transforming nanocomposite into film is in progress.

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The proposed project aims to develop wide range of agrotextile screens which will reflect light and thus ripen all plants uniformly protecting them from extreme climatic conditions. It is proposed to develop woven reflective agro ground covers with suitable reflective coatings leading to desired results. Study of existing imported reflective fabrics and their base product used for making the product carried out. Study of newly developed reflective screens for Agrotextiles being evaluated at laboratory.

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SASMIRA is engaged in various research and development projects in man-made textiles for apparel, industrial and defence applications to meet the changing needs of the man-made textile industry. Currently, SASMIRA is engaged in the implementation of ten projects sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles:

The project envisages studying the different agrotextile shade nets being manufactured and used in the country for benefits in agriculture yield improvement. The proposal is aimed towards establishing these norms for agricultural shade nets. The shade nets from different manufacturers collected. The test parameter for evaluation of shade nets has been identified. Shade nets data base created for various functional properties

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Development of Super Absorbent Polymer Fibre Mats for Water Management in Horticulture Applications

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of nonwoven fibre mats with use of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) so as to support horticulture cultivation. Identification of various fibre substrates and their structure suitable for fibre mats has been done. Procurement and study of super absorbent polymers suitable for the horticulture is under progress. using nanoclay infusion technique. The dye sites created in polypropylene were the prospective areas where nanoclay is located. The polypropylene pellets and nanoclays have been identified and procured. Modified polypropylene + nanoclay pellets are prepared and the process is been optimized. Dyeing of various modified polypropylene in film form has been completed. Spinning of fibres from modified PP + nanoclay is being carried out.

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Establishing correlation on UV Stability of Technical Textiles under different exposure conditions

Keeping the material for testing as constant, a correlation would be arrived at for degrading the sample to same level of strength loss under different conditions of exposure using different exposure media viz., xenon, Uv-A or Uv-B. Identification of technical textile samples for evaluation of weathering and Study of the microelements of the fabrics with respect to its characteristic Uv stability and other chemical degradation is ongoing.

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The present project envisages application of supercritical fluids as reaction medium and as a solvent medium in textile chemical processing for dyeing. Carbon dioxide is the most investigated and would be used as supercritical fluid as a dyeing media. It is a naturally occurring fluid that is chemically inert, physiologically compatible, and relatively inexpensive and is readily available for industrial consumption. Dissolution behaviour of many different classes of dyes has been studied. The supercritical dyed samples are being evaluated vis--vis conventional dyed fabric.

various anti-microbial, anti-fungal and antiviral treatments have been formulated for different natural and regenerated fibres. However, each has their limitation in the form of their compatibility with each other and their durability throughout the life of the garment. The project envisages to develop a combination of such finishes of permanent nature in situ in the textile fibre. Thus developed fibre would find applications in healthcare textiles, home furnishing, shoe lining fabrics and innerwear. Different auxiliaries for application as anti microbial, anti fungal and anti viral finishes have been identified and procured. The substrate for application of finishes has been studied and cotton and nylon have been identified for application. Application of antibacterial and anti fungal application on cotton and polyester as well as combination application of these two finishes simultaneously has been completed and are being tested for their efficacy.

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delicate materials like embroidered fabrics. Hence it is envisaged to design a processing sequence suitable for embroidered fabrics incorporating Sequins and other embellishments. Fabrics with different embellishments and various finishing chemicals are procured. The sequins and jaris are also being procured separately for trials. Effect of various treatments on embroidered fabrics are been studied. Listing of problems encountered during the treatment and remedial actions to avoid these problems is being carried out. being conducted under Skill Up-gradation Training Programme. SASMIRA has started an Apparel Training Centre at PSC-I during the year. Seminars on current topics relating to textiles and relevant to powerloom weavers are regularly held in the centres.

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SASMIRA received a Non-plan support of ` 160.00 Lakhs from the Government in 2010-2011 for its recurring expenditure. In addition, ` 56.10 Lakhs was released to the Association during the year under review of the plan fund for its ongoing plan projects. The total expense of the association was `650.99 lakhs for the year 2010-11.

10. Development of Electrically Conductive PET- CNT Nanocomposite Film


The present project envisages for improving electrical conductivity of polyester matrix by incorporating CNTs for application in smart textiles. Identification of various grades of polyester that can be suitably mixed with CNTs studied. Suitable Method of mixing CNTs inside the PET matrix is being carried out. Suitable Equipment (Ultrasonicator) for solution mixing process has been identified.

INDIAN JUTE INDUSTRIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION [IJIRA], KOLKATA


Indian Jute Industries Research Association [IJIRA] was established in 1937, the first co-operative R & D organisation rendering services to the Indian Jute Industry and Government Agencies who are promoting Indian Jute in export and domestic market. Beginning as Indian Jute Mills Association Research Institution (IJMARI) in 1937, the institute has grown over the years and moved to its current imposing premises in 1952. In the year 1966, IJMARI was renamed IJIRA and registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961 as an autonomous cooperative research organization. IJIRA is one of its only kind of research associations in India dealing with a fibre grown only in this part of the world and by virtue of this, it is unique. IJIRA is headquartered in Kolkata, with its regional centres being at Cherthala (Kerala), vizianagram (Andhra Pradesh), and Guwahati (Assam). Guwahati

POWERLOOM SERVICE CENTRES (PSC)


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Regional Centre also has the Powerloom Service Centre co-located with it. There is a Testing Laboratory too at Shantipur (West Bengal). Since its inception, IJIRA has, over the years, grown into a world class research institute on jute. Research & Development in the field of wool technology, initially in the premises of vJTI, Mumbai, as a cooperative joint venture of Indian Woollen Industry and CSIR, Govt. of India. In its infancy, it started with a testing laboratory and an education curriculum leading to Diploma in Textiles (wool) Presently, the activities of Wool Research Association are manifold, situated in its own premises in a sprawling green belt of 13 acres of land near Thane, in the outskirts of Greater Mumbai and attached to Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India as a body of Textile Research Association.

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(a) Development of an eco-friendly substitute of JBO for jute processing. (b) Light fast bleached & dyed jute product development. (c) Jute Bamboo composites. (d) Development of Technical Textiles such as wider braided jute fabric. (e) Jute-Ramie blended finer yarns and fabric development. (f) Energy efficient green technology for jute yarns. sizing

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As per the Memorandum of Articles, the main objects of WRA are as follows : a) To establish a Research Institute for Wool Industry to undertake scientific work connected with all aspects wool and its technology of processing, either alone or in combination with other fibres, including man-made fibres. To undertake Research projects of fundamental & applied nature, including for improvement / development of new materials, testing, machinery, processing and products of wool and allied textile industry, with a view to securing greater efficiency, rationalization and reduction of costs. To render technical services to industry, governmental and nongovernmental agencies including training & HRD, testing and certification survey and evaluation reports.

(g) Development of Aroma based home textiles. (h) Multifunctional ceramic based nanofinishing outdoor textiles by sol-gelmethods. (i) (j) Development of Low Cost Jute Bags for Foodgrains and Sugar. Quality Assurance for food grade jute products. b)

In additional to rendering various technical services to Jute Sector, IJIRA is presently involved in Jute Technology Mission Projects DDS 7.1 and DDS 6.4 projects, promotion and techno-marketing of jute geo-textiles in association with National Jute Board, quality assurance of food grade jute products and consultancy.

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WOOL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, THANE


Wool Research Association (WRA) was established in October 1963 under the Societies Registration Act 1860, as an Institution with the conception of

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Launching & Release of WRA Newsletter (WoolTech), and Quality Norms Book for Indian worsted Industries
Formal Education Courses; & vocational services including consultancy. Textile Testing Lab is expected to receive a total number of 2131 samples and Test Reports made for total number of 7183 tests for various parameters. In addition Eco-Lab & Colour Lab is expected to receive 1000 samples and 3000 tests. Textile Lab was reaccredited by NABL in compliance of ISO 17025:2005 during the month of July 2011 for a term of 2 years upto 16-07-2013. The laboratory is also accredited by Interwoollabs (Bradford) regularly, on yearly basis. The Governing Council of Wool Research Association meets at least thrice during the year and General Body and Technical/ Research Advisory Committee meetings are convened once on record, every year.

Need Based Courses & Training at site & Consultancy; Ultra Modern Textiles (Physical & Chemical) CAD-CAM Woven & Knitting; Miniature dyeing & finishing of yarn & fabric; Woollen & Shoddy Spinning Pilot Plant; National Ecological Laboratory and Testing Testing

Friction Spinning High Tech Yarn.

Wool Research Association undertook the following activities in support to the Wool and Woollen Industry during 2011-12: Fibre to fabric testing including Technical Textile; Carpet; textiles & dyes for ecofriendly parameters; testing of dyeing & finishing treatments and other technical

Present R&D Activities (sponsored)


(a) Wool Research Association filed 3 Patent Applications on Research & Development achievements during April, 2011, as given at table 13.1.

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Application No. i. 1794/MUM/2011 Title Itch free process for woollens to be worn next to the skin. Process for ultrasound assisted scouring of raw greasy wool. Wool Dyes with moth-proofing properties.

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(iii) To evolve a feasible alternative herbal carpet washing treatment. Objectives Achieved :
1. To workout an alternative carpet washing treatment for carpets made with natural dyes. To improve the conventional chemical washing treatment for carpets to reduce the severity of the treatments with corrosive chemicals.

(i) Improvement of Preloom processes like scouring, spinning, etc. for decentralized wool sector. Objectives Achieved :
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To work out an R&D effort necessary for technological inputs in early stage processing of wool during scouring, carbonization and bleaching. To study and suggest modifications in the carding process for various mix blends of wools of various qualities and in admixture with other fibres like Angora, Pashmina, Mohair and other need based synthetics. To evolve methods to improve aesthetics of the finished end product with a mechanism to evaluate the same. To transfer the developed technology to the user industry, particularly to the CFCs and decentralized sector.

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To Upgrade Dyeing Technology at affordable level to small operators in remote areas on continual basis.

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To design a cost effective Effluent Treatment Plant for the decentralized woollen and carpet sector. (iii) Surface topographical finishing of Indian wools and their products (like carpets, woven & knitted fabrics) for imparting multiple functional properties by utilizing nanoclay and ceramic inorganic powders with ultrasonic and plasma technology.

To bring about modification in the structure of coarse wool fibres so as to reduce their anti scale friction and make them smoother. Grafting of surface active agents into the fibres to improve the lubricity and render them more pliable. Surface modification of coarse Indian wool by using plasma technology.

(c) On-going R & D Projects under implementation at WRA during the year under review :

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Development of a method to improve Indian wools and their products (like carpets) by mechanical surface finishing, utilizing ultrasonic energy either singularly or in combination with plasma technology in an eco-friendly way by using inorganic powders like nano clay (e.g. Bentonite or Cloisite-30B), ceramic powders etc in dispersion with water.

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Development of Internet Based Color Matching Facility for Small and Medium Dye Houses in the decentralized sector of the country.

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To develop woollen carpets with antimicrobial and odour free properties. (v) Enhancement of flame retardancy & soil repellency of wool through plasma technology.

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Grafting of flame retardant & soil repellant groups by plasma & optimize the process. Formation of different flame retardant products & standardization.
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and staple silk available in the country and also data related to physical properties and prediction of count finest possible which can be spun using these fibres. Development of finest possible yarn with different compositions of these fibres. Optimizing the blend composition of these fibres in the yarn for earmarked products. Development of finest fabrics using (uniblend and homogenous blend for earmarked products). Optimizing the parameters of the earmarked products. Optimizing the process (spinning, weaving & processing) parameters for specific elite products to be developed.

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(vi) To develop textiles effluent treatment system for power generation

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(ix) To design and develop an indigenous automatic Single fibre length measurement instrument for wool and other speciality animal fibre.

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To develop an Automatic Instrument for measuring single fibre length of long staple fibre at affordable cost. Increase the efficiency and accuracy of single fibre length measurement procedure. Measure both individual length and length distributions. (x) Design and Development of an Instrument to Determine/ Characterize Medullation Type

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and Distribution in Various Indian Wools by Optical Method Common Facility Centres/ Units in wool cluster areas. A National Seminar cum Workshop on Recent R&D Initiatives and Development Schemes for Wool and Woollens was organized by Wool Research Association on 28th May 2011 at Mumbai (jointly with CWDB, Jodhpur) inaugurated by Honble Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Laxmi. The occasion was used to disseminate the findings of Research Projects undertaken during the last 2 years before the august gathering of more than 200 delegates from Industry, Academic Institutions of Research & Learning and Government officials. A Quarterly Newsletter from the Institute Wool Tech was launched by the Honble Minister at the same venue, alongwith a Book publication release on Quality Norms for Indian Worsted Industry.

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New projects approved by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi for sponsorship during the year 2011-12 a) To develop a pollution-free and ecofriendly dry scouring process for raw wool. To develop a multifunctional finish with antibacterial, deodorant, shrink resistant and improved dyeing properties by grafting wool with chitosan biopolymer for apparel grade woollen products. Negative ion finishing for woollen carpets, based on nanoparticles of Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric, triboelectric series materials and FIR radiating ceramics to generate healthy environment for the users.

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Select Papers Published / Presented


During the period 10 Review/research papers authored by WRA Scientists have been published in renowned journals. Besides, half a dozen research papers were also presented in various seminars/ conferences.

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Training & HRD Major Consultancy Undertaken By WRA Assignments


Two training programmes on Quality Testing of Textiles & vocational Orientation Programme for decentralized and organized sectors respectively were conducted at WRA Laboratories & Raymonds, vapi, during the month of January, 2012. Fresh technical talent was inducted and capacity building through HRD programmes was imparted to the existing technical personnel.

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the primary objective of ensuring quality of textiles both for internal marketing and exports. Its functions include promotion of quality of textiles and textile exports, research in the technical and economic fields, establishing standards for textiles and textile machinery, setting up of laboratories, data collection etc. The Committees has its Head Quarters at Mumbai with 30 Regional Offices, 17 of them with laboratories, including 9 having eco testing facilities. continuation of accreditation status is recommended. (b) As regard the laboratory at RO Ahmedabad, the accreditation work is in progress.

Consultancy on Accreditation:
5 units viz. (i) Laxmi Machine Works Ltd. (Coimbatore), (ii) Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation (Srinagar), (iii) Central Wool Development Board (Bikaner) and (iv) MANTRA (Surat), (vi) Eastman Exports, Tirupur are under consultancy for ISO/IEC 17025. Out of these, MANTRA, Surat has submitted the application to NABL for assessment and certification.

PERFORMANCE LABORATORY :
Textile Testing Services :
During 2011 12 (March 2011 to November 2011), the Laboratory has generated testing revenue of 6.92 crores. The anticipated revenue during 2011 12 (December 2011 to March 2012) is 3.46 crores.

Inter Laboratory Proficiency Testing (ILPT):


During 2011-12, laboratory at Mumbai organised two Proficiency Testing schemes for chemical and mechanical parameters of textiles for the performance evaluation of textile testing laboratories. 73 laboratories from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Hong Kong and vietnam have participated in the programme. The ILPT programme intended for 2010-11 was executed in 2011-12 for which an amount of Rs.7.3 lakhs was realized.

Other activities:
Training on Textile Testing: During 2010-11, 277 personnel from the textile industry and trade were trained. As an ongoing programme, 162 personnel were already trained during 2011-12 till November 2011.

Laboratory Accreditation:
(a) 14 out of 17 laboratories of the Textiles Committee have been accredited by NABL. Re-assessment of laboratories at Bangalore and Cannanore is proposed to be held during the month of December 2011. Desktop audit report of 11 laboratories of TC at Bangalore, Cannanore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Karur, Mumbai, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Jaipur and Kolkata have been forwarded to NABL and the

Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS):


Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, has approved the proposal of Certified Quality Professional Training program under ISDS project for Textiles Committee. Ten centres of Textiles Committee have been identified for conducting the training program to cater the needs of the textile trade & industry, at an intended target of 900 students per year. In the first batch 291 students were trained. 195 students are undergoing the second batch of Training.

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QUALITY APPRAISAL & EXPORT CERTIFICATION SERVICES:
Apart from carrying out quality inspection in aid of export promotion, the Division also issues the following special certificates to the exporters as required under various bilateral agreements / schemes. iii) For acrylic yarn from Nepal under Indo-Nepal Trade Treaty.

Classification of Textiles:
Textiles Committee offers services to the textile Industry & Trade on classification of Textiles & Textile articles under Harmonised System (H.S.)/ Harmonised Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA)/ Combined Nomenclature (CN) Code. This service is mostly availed by the textile exporters, importers and Indian Customs Authorities. The quantum of work carried out by this Division during 2010 - 2011 (up to December 2010) and anticipated figures from 1st January 2011 to 31st March 2011 are given at table 13.2. The total revenue generated during the year 2011-12 by the Export Promotion and Quality Assurance Division is anticipated to be at Rs.1487.15 crores. Endorsement of GSP Certificates contributes major portion of revenue generated by the EP & QA Division (81%). It is followed by assessment of Ginning & Pressing factories(2%). Sale of various blank certificates contributes for 5% of the total revenue collection. While revenue collection from issuance of certificate of origin (non preferential) accounts for (4%) and registration & renewal fee account for 3%. Quality inspection account for 1%, other services viz. classification, TRQC Endorsement under India-Sri Lanka/IndiaNepal FTA & India-Bangladesh etc. come to 4% of total revenue generated during 2011-2012.

Certificate of Origin under Generalised System of Preferences (GSP):


Under the scheme of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), the Committee issues GSP Certificates in Form-A for textiles and textile articles to the exporters. This certificate enables the importers to claim duty preferences at the importing end.

Certificate of Origin (Non-Preferential):


The Textiles Committee is also authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (NonPreferential) from July 2005 to enable the exporters to establish the country of origin of the material exported.

Handloom Certificate:
Under various bilateral agreements with developed countries, the Committee is issuing Handloom & Cottage Industry Certificates after conducting limited inspection for ensuring handloom origin of eligible textile items to enable the importers to claim duty concessions.

Tariff Rate Quota Certificate (TRQC):


Endorsement on TRQC is done for monitoring import quota for specific textiles items for the following countries: i) For readymade garments from Sri Lanka under ISFTA For apparels from Bangladesh under SAFTA

Scheme on Assessment & Rating of Ginning & Pressing Factories:


Assessment Reports of 231 units were duly evaluated by Assessment & Rating Cell (ARC) and placed before the Technical Rating Award Committee (TRAC) for

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SR. NO. 1. 2. 3. Particulars 2011 - 2012 (April -November 2011) 465 226707 72044 Projected figures for December 2011 to March 2012 233 113354 36022

No. of lots inspected for quality No. of GSP Certificates issued No. of Certificates of Origin (Non-Preferential) issued No. of lots examined under limited inspection for loom origin for issue of Handloom certificates No. of handloom and other special certificates issued No. of samples classified for HS code, description, etc. No. of new exporters registered No. of registrations renewed Sale of Blank GSP Forms Sale of Blank Certificate of Origin (NonPreferential) Forms Sale of Blank Certificates under Bilateral Agreement Endorsement on TRQC for monitoring import quota of RMG under ISFTA Endorsement on TRQC for monitoring import quota of Acrylic yarn under Indo-Nepal Trade Treaty (in Metric Ton) Endorsement on TRQC for apparel Articles from Bangladesh under SAFTA No. of Units registered for rating of Ginning & Pressing Factories Total revenue generated for activities at S.N. 1 to 15 above. (Rs.in Lakhs)

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awarding rating. 160 units were awarded appropriate star rating and 71 units were placed under proviso status by TRAC. The process of publicity of the scheme through different means such as advertisement in Textile Magazine/ Newspapers, organizing workshops/ seminars / consultative meets,

participation in trade exhibition, etc. is already in progress. As a result 78 applications have been received and registered since April 2011. During current financial year i. e. till date 69 Ginning & Pressing Factories have been assessed and remaining factories are under the process of assessment in the current cotton season.

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TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT SERVICES:
Textiles Committee reoriented its role from that of regulatory to developmental. The developmental activities were initiated in rendering consultancy on ISO-9000 quality management systems, ISO-14000 Environmental Management systems, SA-8000 (Social Accountability Management Systems), OHSAS 18000 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series). A total of 17 units have availed the consultancy services under ISO 9000 / ISO 14000 / SA 8000 / OHSAS 18000. A cumulative total number of units under consultancy have gone upto 515 units so far. 17 units are expected for consultancy services under various standards in the current year. introduced the post certification activities. As on 30/11/2011, 11 companies have availed post certification support services from the Textiles Committee. For this service, a sum of Rs.1,80,000/- has been collected as fee.

HANDLOOM MARK
Textiles Committee has been appointed as implementing agency (IA) by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms). The Handloom Mark was launched on 28.06.2006. The performance report in the Handloom Mark Scheme as on Nov. 2011 is given at table 13.4.

Popularization of the Mark through Domestic and International Publicity:


The success of Handloom Mark scheme depends upon the action taken towards its popularization. This has been achieved not only through the sensitization seminars but also through other publicity measures. The publicity measures are broadly classifying into two categories such as ATL (Above the Line) activities and BTL (Below the Lines) activities. The ATL activities consist of publishing through Print and Electronic Media tools

Training to Industry Personnel: (April - 2011 to Nov - 2011 as given at table 13.3) Post Certification Activities:
In order to demonstrate the continued relevance of Textiles Committee in the development of Small & Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs), the Committee has

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Sr. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Type of Training Awareness on ISO 9000 Statistical Process Control Internal Quality Audit Training on ISO 14000 Awareness & other related programmes on SA-8000 Awareness & other related programmes on OHSAS TOTAL Number of programmes 11 8 12 2 2 1 36 Number of personnel trained 228 85 161 37 40 22 573

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Sr. No. Name of the activities Target Achievements (April 2011 to Nov. 2011) 870 3814145 Anticipation upto March 2012

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where as the BTL activities consist of field level activities such as participating in Exhibitions, Fairs, Seminars, etc. There is provision of Rs.2.42 crores for field level activities (BTL) and 1.08 crores for publicity activities (ATL), making total budget of Rs.3.50 crores for the financial year 2011-12.

Market Research : National Household Survey 2010: Market for Textiles & Clothing (MTC)
The survey has been carried out regularly for estimating the domestic consumption pattern of textiles of India. The data is collected through a national level sample survey organised from 14250 households based at 118 urban and 265 rural centres of the country with the help of Stratified Random Sampling (SRS) method. The report is generated with the help of scientifically developed methodology for tabulation and analysis of survey report. The report for 2010 published and disseminated among the key stakeholders of trade & industry.

Publicity through ATL activity: Advertisements through Magazines:


Textiles Committee has so far released advertisement on Handloom Mark in 18 magazines for a total cost of Rs. 20,34,489/-.

Publicity through BTL Activities:


The publicity carried out under the BTL activities are (i) domestic and international exhibitions (ii) Cluster Level Seminars (iii) Awareness/Dissemination.

Initiatives on Geographical Indication IPR Protection of unique textiles through Geographical Indication Act, 1999
The Textiles Committee has facilitated GI registration of 7 products during 2010 11. The project is sponsored by the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Kerala. The products taken up are (1) Bhandara-Tussar Fabrics (2) LucknowZardozi of UP (3) Agra-Durries of UP, (4) Maunath-Bhanjan Sarees & Fabrics of UP (5) Farukkhabad-Cotton Prints of U.P. (6) Udupi-Saree of Karnataka and (7) Bhagalpur-Silk of Bihar. The status of the facilitation is given at table 13.5

Grant in-Aid for Handloom Mark


A Grant-in-Aid of Rs. 1.21 Cr. is sanctioned vide the letter No. 15/1/2010-DCH/P&E dated 23.06.2011 after deducting the balance amount already available with Textiles Committee from the amount sanctioned for release (Rs.3,50,00,000/- Rs.2,29,00,000/-) towards first installment for the year 2011-12. Action for the release of the amount is under progress. Textiles Committee has so far spent a total amount of Rs. 36,77,800/- towards the implementation of Handloom mark (Field activities - Rs. 16,43,311/- and for the publicity activities Rs. 20,34,489/-) in the current year.

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1 2 3 Study & documentation completed Applications filed Consultative Committee of GI Registry completed 6 6 4

stakeholders from 5 selected craft indications of Gujarat participated and interacted with the experts on Post GI initiatives. The workshop was organized on 1st April, 2011 at Ahmedabad.

Other Initiatives: Impact Assessment of MGNREGA scheme on Textile Consumption in Rural India:
The study was undertaken by the Textiles Committee to assess the impact of MGNREGA scheme on textile purchase in rural India. The study was conducted with the help of the data collected from 25,000 MGNREGA beneficiary households across the country. The study estimated a 4.38 % increase in textile purchase by the beneficiary families during 2010-11.

Study & documentation of 20 unique handloom products of Tamil Nadu sponsored by Co-Optex, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
On request of Co-Optex, Govt. of Tamil Nadu a report on documentation of 20 unique textile products of Tamil Nadu was successfully completed & the report submitted to Co-Optex. The study has created an important data base of these unique textiles products for future protection in the present globalization era.

Post-GI Initiatives
In order the convert the GI registration of unique textiles into tangible benefits for the producers, the Textiles Committee has taken up the Post-GI initiatives. The activities taken up under the initiatives are as follows: Facilitating inclusion of producers of the selected 21 craft indications in the process of IPR protection through GI Act, 1999 and Capacity Building for containment of infringement sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicraft), Govt. of India: 1. An exhaustive Study & documentation report of 21 products was completed. 21 cluster level workshops organised at selected production centres of selected craft indications. The number of stakeholders participated in the workshop are 3295. 1 State level workshop was organised at Ahmedabad and more than 400

Studies on Export Competitiveness of Indian T & C products :


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Registration of logo for the project Grading and Assessment of Cotton Ginning and Pressing Factory under the Trade Mark Act, 1999.
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mark registration of the logo developed for the scheme Assessment & Grading of Ginning & Pressing Factories. The documents required for the purpose have been completed and the application will be filled shortly before the Controller General of Patents, Trade Marks & GI, Mumbai for registration. supplied to Delhi based exporters like Fab India, All India Handloom Board & other prominent exporters through the middle men. The rest is sold at the domestic market at Naogaon, Sadat, Nahtore, SheoheraDhampur and Kath etc.

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GOVERNMENT SCHEMES:
The Cluster Development Programme :

4 consortiums have been formed covering 33 master weavers and 1316 weavers. SPv named Bijnore Handloom Weavers Services Public Limited has been registered as a public limited company for managing the CFC and Dye House Shares of Rs.10 each worth Rs 25 lakhs floated in the market. The CFC & Dye House building civil work at village Sahaspur is completed. The order for the purchase of the machinery for the dye house has been placed. The Dye house will be fully functional by the end of the March 2011. 9 Quality up-gradation training conducted for 180 weavers. Training in handblock printing provided for a batch of 20 ladies. Training in hand block printing and Dobby design development provided to 60 weavers. Total sales generated Rs 228.63 lakhs, which includes Exhibition -& BSM Rs 85.44 lakhs and orders Rs 118.54 Lakhs through different buyers and Rs 24.65 lakhs through handloom house. 10 warping machine were supplied to the weavers of the Bijnor handloom cluster thus 300 weavers are able to save on the warping cost. 15 designs (10 co-ordinate set developed), New Products developed 45.

The CDP Cell of Textile Committee is implementing Cluster Development Programme for the Capacity Building of Textile SMEs in the identified clusters since the year 2002. Three more handloom clusters have been assigned by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India for implementation of the programme under the Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (IHCDS) as an Implementing Agency in the year 2005 - 06. Based on the diagnostic study action plan for the year 2008 09 ,2009 10 and 2010 - 11 have been devised and approved by the Apex Committee, IHCDS. The brief details of the clusters and the highlights of achievements are as under:

BIJNORE (Uttar Pradesh) :


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Woraiyur, a part of present day Tiruchirappalli, has been the capital city of Cholas since 300 B.C. Pure silk varieties with good amount of ornamentation were used for dressing the kings, their kin and the rich in the Jayankondam area, situated about 95 Kms from Trichy. The main product of the cluster is Woraiyur Cotton Sarees, Dhotis, and voile Fabric. About 70% of the production is that of sarees in various counts namely 60s, 80s, 100s, 120s, 2/120s. The yearly production of these cotton sarees are 3 lakhs pieces which is 5% of the Tamil Nadus handloom saree production. The handloom products are manufactured in and around Trichy in various locations namely Manamedu, Musiri, Thathingarpet, Mettupalayam, Trichy, Poovalur, Thuraiyur, Kottathur and Paithampari areas.

150 handloom weavers switched over from cotton saree / voile weving to pure silk weaving to pure silk weaving and their earnings improved to the range of Rs. 3000/- - 5000/- from a mere Rs. 1000 1500/- range. 50 handloom weavers switched over from cotton saree / voile weaving to cotton dhothy weaving and earnings improved to the range of Rs. 2000 3000/- from a mere Rs. 1000 1500/range. Rs. 39 lakhs worth goods sold (Rs. 5 lakhs to exporters, Rs. 1.5 lakhs to handloom house, Rs. 30 lakhs to local supplies Rs. 3.5 lakhs retail sales) Rs. 300 lakhs worth sarees supplied to Co-op Tex since the beginning of the programme. Rs. 300.58 lakhs (60 cycles) worth raw material cotton yarn supplied to societies and other stakeholders through the Cluster Yarn Sales Depot. Manamedu Handloom Tex Consortium Producer Company Ltd is registered under companies Act, 1956 for executing the Project of Dye House in the cluster. 2 acres of land purchased by the company and got registered. One more land of 70 cents purchased and registered for Dye House. About 700 weavers / weaver family members / SHG members / Master weavers trained in various activities (160 in weaving + 245 in Hand Embroidery + 230 in Power Machine Sewing + 30 in Designing

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Warp lengths in the cluster is increased from 30 yards to 44 yards to improve the productivity of the weavers Rs. 1.0 lakh worth goods exported by the Consortium through another exporter to France buyer. Pollution Control Board granted permission for establishing the Dye House of 300 kg capacity with Effluent Treatment Plant. 100 Numbers of Eclectic Pirn cum Bobbin winder is kept ready to supply to the handloom weavers, but it will be supplied after assembly election of Tamil Nadu.

966 weavers were issued Reed and Heald sets for improving the quality of the fabrics they weave in handlooms. 37 Aspee sprayers provided to street warp sizer. So far total of 425 paper / cloth designs developed. 295 cloth samples developed. 12 of them have gone for commercial production Four bankers meeting conducted with NABARD, Indian Overses Bank, Central Co-operative bank, Canara Bank for credit linkage for working capital. Dyeing Workshop conducted for the dyers of Trichy Handloom Cluster resulting in optimum use of dyes and chemicals and improved quality of dyeing and colour fastness. Trichy Cluster participated in 23 International Trade Fairs and Buyer Seller Meets (in Delhi, Mumbai and Banglore) and about 15 local exhibitions. Six exposure visits to Kerala clusters, New Delhi Texstyles India Trade Fair, Madhavaram, Gadag and Santipur clusters for convincing and pursuing the stakeholders of the developments taking place elsewhere and to try it in Trichy cluster. 13 handlooms were modernized with 5 wheel take up motions for improving the Quality productivity of the silk weaving. More to follow in the coming days

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Phulia is one of the locations in Shantipur Block, where Shantipur (U) is the other location with local weaver concentration. Shantipur is 90 Kms away from Kolkata and is well connected by both train and road services. The weaving activity was initiated in 1409 during the regime of Gaur Ganesh Danu Mardhandev. Saree weaving was practiced from 1683 to 1694 i.e. during the reign of Nadia king Rudra Roy. The production got systematized and was well organized leading to noticeable recognition during Mughal empire. Sarees were exported to Afganistan, Iran, Arabia, Greece & Turkey. The healthy trend continued till the early twentieth century. Women undertake preparatory work like separation of hanks, sizing and pirn winding. All the weavers have good weaving skills for weaving saree on Jacquard looms.

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The Committee generates internal revenue by way of user charges such as testing and certification charges consultation fees, etc. The details of the revenue receipts realized and anticipated during the year 2011 - 12 are given at table 13.6. Textiles Committee comes under the jurisdiction of the Central vigilance Commission on all vigilance matters relating to the employees of the Committee. Therefore, a separate vigilance cell has been established in the Committee in the year 1981.

66 new handlooms were provided to weavers of SHG federation under PPP mode. 60 different training programs has been conduction covering 2300 weavers. Another 515 stakeholders were trained in MDP, EDP, Bar coding, Packaging, visual merchandising, Fabric defects & QA, colour forecast, basic computer & English training programme, GI & Handloom Mark A Training programme of CAD & CAM Operation given to 05 local designers Training programme on Product diversification was given to 10 weavers from the SHG federations. Total Sales & Orders generated Rs 201.50 lakhs. Through Exhibition & BSM- Rs. 150.90 lakhs, Handloom House 17.50 lakhs, CCIC 2.30 Lakh, Other buyers 30.80 lakh. Yarn Bank: Six Yarn Banks have been established. Rs. 50 yarn supplied to 500 weavers. 10 cycles completed. Total 93 designs developed and 25 proto type products of home furnishing were also developed from Shantipuri newly developed fabrics. Construction of CFC is under progress which will be completed by the end of April 2011 and Dye house is under progress.

ACTIVITIES
The vigilance Cell implements policy of the government on all matters pertaining to the Vigilance including integrity, efficiency in public service and anti-corruption measures. It implements directions and orders issued by the CvC for eradication of corruption from time to time. The vigilance Cell continues to handle matters relating to conduct, discipline and anticorruption by initiating three pronged action plan i.e preventive vigilance, surveillance and punitive action. The vigilance Cell has implemented the orders and instructions issued by the Government of India and also CvC. Complaints/grievances/suggestions box were installed in all the Regional Offices of the Textiles Committee and reports are received every month. The Textiles Committee has observed Vigilance Awareness Week at HQ and its Regional Offices from 31.10.2011 to 05.11.2011

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Table 13.6 Rs. in Lakh
Sr. No. A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 B 1 2 3 Head of Accounts 2011-12 (upto November 2011) Anticipated during Dec 2011 to March 2012 300.00 233.77 1.00 0.10 0.05 0.20 0.50 10.00 545.62 5.00 3.00 2.00 Total

Service Charges: Certification to Exporters Laboratory Testing Total Quality Management Market Research Studies/Surveys Sale of Publications Human Resource Development (Training) Quality Inspection Sale of Forms Total (A) Other Receipts Interest on short term deposit with SBI Recoverable Advances & deposits including interest Mis. Receipts (includes settlement of insurance claim & sale proceeds of capital assets) Rent on Auditorium & Board Room of the Committees Building at Mumbai Handloom Mark Scheme Rating fees of Ginning & Pressing Factories Total (B) Total (A + B) 158.17 14.45 8.29 163.17 17.45 10.29 693.91 692.33 12.23 2.10 0.37 1.37 5.09 40.86 1448.26 993.91 926.10 13.23 2.20 0.42 1.57 5.59 50.86 1993.88

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CHAPTER XIV CITIZENS/CLIENTS CHARTER (CCC)


he Ministry has prepared and published a Citizen Charter which includes grievance redressal portal (CPGRAM) at the website http:// ministryoftextiles.gov.in for receiving and redressing the grievances of public online. The system has been devised in such a manner as to involve less paper work on the part of the organizations handling grievances of the public. The Citizen Charter outlines the vision, mission of the Ministry and commit a number of Service Standards.

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To ensure welfare and proper working environment and easy access to healthcare facilities and insurance cover to weavers and artisans to achieve better quality of life. To promote exports of all types of textiles and handicrafts and increase Indias share of world exports in these sectors.

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Service Standards
The Ministry of Textiles provides policy support and implements programmes and schemes for the development and growth of Textiles Industry. We commit to the services as given at table 14.1. Services to Citizens are provided by the Responsibility Centres (RCs) for the subsectors covering the entire Textile Industry through the Citizens Charters prepared by the RCs. For any deficiency/dispute, citizens may approach the RCs and when not satisfied, may approach the Ministry as per above service standards.

VISION
To build state-of-the-art production capacities and achieve a pre-eminent global standing by 2020 in manufacture and export of all types of textiles including technical textiles, jute, silk and wool and develop a vibrant handloom and handicraft sector for sustainable economic development and promoting and preserving the age old cultural heritage in these sectors.

MISSION
Grievance Redress Mechanism
1. To promote planned and harmonious growth of textiles by making available adequate fibers to all sectors. To promote technological upgradation for all types of textiles including technical textiles, jute, silk and wool. To promote skills of all textile workers, handloom weavers and handicrafts artisans, creation of new employment opportunities and development of new designs to make these sectors economically sustainable. The M/o Textiles has developed a grievance redressal portal (CPGRAMS) at its website http://ministryoftextiles. gov.in for receiving and redressing the grievances of public online. The system has been devised in such a manner as to involve less paper work on the part of the organizations handling grievances of the public. As per the system, any citizen can visit the website of Ministry of Textiles and lodge his/her grievance under the link

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Public Grievances. The nodal officer in the Ministry accesses grievances relating to his subjects by logging in his user account and takes action for redressal. In case the grievance relates to any of the organizations under the Ministry, the nodal officer transfers it to the concerned organization online. At present 18 organizations under the Ministry as given at table 14.2 have been included in the Grievance Redressal Mechanism.

Table 14.1 Service Standards

Sl Main Service No. Maintain a constant dialogue 1.


with industry and stakeholders while framing and reviewing policies and programmes relating to the sector. 2. Constantly endeavour to keep our actions and decisions transparent and work towards making our procedures and transactions as simple as possible. Set up a sensitive and responsive machinery for redressing public grievances.

Standard
We will endeavour to respond to all written suggestions within 20 days.

Level at which specific services would be provided


Sh. S.P. Katnauria, Deputy Secretary (Coordination & Publicity), 550, Udyog Bhawan, Tel. 23061537(0), e-mail: sp.katnauria@nic.in As above.

In case of a likely or inevitable delay in decision making, or when an issue is disputed, we will communicate the reasons therefor. We will endeavor to respond to all written inquiries/ complaints within 3 weeks.

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Ms. Sunaina Tomar, Joint Secretary (Public Grievances), 271, Udyog Bhawan, Tel: 23061826, e-mail: sunaina.tomar@nic.in Sh.H.P.Shrivastav, Sr.Technical Director, NIC, 269, Udyog Bhwan. Tel: 23063069. e-mail: hps@nic.in

4.

Share our national performance and information with public over the media and the Internet through our website.

We will keep our website, Handbooks / Annual Report etc. up-to-date, and use it to share information on our activities, policies and programmes with you.

Table 14.2 Grievance Redress Mechanism


S.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name of the Office Development Commissioner (Handloom) Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Office of Textile Commissioner, Mumbai National Jute Board, Kolkata Office of Jute Commissioner, Kolkata Jute Corporation of India, Kolkata

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S.No. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Name of the Office National Jute Manufactures Corporation, Kolkata British India Corporation, Kanpur National Textiles Corporation, New Delhi Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd. New Delhi Handloom and Handicraft Exports Corporation of India Ltd. New Delhi Cotton Corporation of India Ltd, Mumbai National Handlooms Development Corporation Ltd, Lucknow Central Wool Development Board, Jodhpur Central Silk Board, Bangalore National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi Sardar vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile & Management, Coimbatore Textiles Committee, Mumbai

In the event of non-fulfillment of the commitment/ non-redressal of grievances by the RCs, the users may send their

complaint or meet personally at the address given at table 14.3 for appropriate action.

Table 14.3 Officers handling Public / Staff Grievances in the Ministry of Textiles and Organizations under its control
Sl. No. Offices Public /Staff Grievances Officers Address & Telephone

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Ministry of Textiles

Ms. Sunaina Tomar Joint Secretary (Public Grievances) Shri S.S. Gupta, Development Commissioner (Handicraft). Ms.Meenu Satish Kumar Addl.Development Commissioner (Handloom) Shri S. Balaraju, Joint Textile Commissioner(P)

Room No. 271 , Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Tel: 23061826, e-mail: sunaina.tomar@nic.in West block-7, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066 Tel- 011-6106902, 6103562 Fax:6163085 e-mail: ssgupta234@yahoo.com Office of DC (Handloom) Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi 110011 Tel- 011 23061976 Fax: 23063511 e-mail: meenu.sk@nic.in New C.G.O. Building, 48, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400 020. e-mail: textilec@ gmail.com 2203 4134/22014554 C.G.O. Complex, 3rd MSO Building, 4th Floor, DF Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700064. Tel:+91(33)23376979 / 80 Fax:+91(33)23376972 / 6973 / 6974 e-mail: jccal@vsnl.com Website: www.jutecomm.gov.in

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Development Commissioner (Handicraft) Development Commissioner (Handloom)

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Office of Textile Commissioner, Mumbai

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Office of Jute Commissioner, Kolkata

Ms. Arti Kanwar, Deputy Jute Commissioner

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National Jute Board, Kolkata

Mr. Atri Bhattacharya Secreatry

3A & 3B, Park Plaza, 71 Park Street, Kolkata-700 016 Ph:+91(33) 2226-3438 / 2217-2107 Fax:+91(33)2217-2456 e-mail: jute@njbindia.com Website:www.jute.com www.njbindia.com 15 N, Nellie Sengupta Sarani Kolkata : 700087 Tel:+91(33) 22527027 / 7028 / 6770 Fax:+91(33) 22521771 e-mail: jutecorp@vsnl.net Website:www.jci.gov.in Chartered Bank Building, 2nd Floor, 4, Netaji Subhash Road, Kolkata 700001. Tel:+91(33) 22206569, 22205102 Fax:+91(33)22205103 e-mail: njmccorp@cal.2.vsnl.net.in Website:www.njmc.gov.in 1483, Avanashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641 004. Tel: 0422-2571675 e-mail: director@svpitm.ac.in National Textile Corporation Limited, Registered Office, Scope Complex, Core-Iv, 7, Lodi Road, New Delhi- 110003 Tel: 011-24360892 Mob.9999274424 e-mail: ntcqnd@de12.vsnl.net.in Kapas Bhavan, Plot No. 3A, Sector 10, Post Box No. 60 CBD Belapur NAvI MUMBAI - 400 614 (MAHARASHTRA) Tel: 022-2757 9217 e-mail: headoffice@cotcorp.com C - 3, Near Shastri Circle, Shastri Nager Jodhpur 342003 Rajasthan (INDIA) Phone: 0291-2433967 / 2616328 e-mail: edwoolboard@dataone.in CSB Complex, BTM Layout, Bangalore-560068 Ph:+91 080 - 26282620 e-mail: law@csb.gov.in

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Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI), Kolkata

Mr.A.K.Chakraborty Chairman-cumManaging Director

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National Jute Manufactures Corporation (NJMC), Kolkata

Mr. Atri Bhattacharya Chairman-cumManaging Director

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Sardar vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management, Coimbatore National Textiles Corporation Limited, New Delhi

Prof. S.R.Pujar Director

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Shri Rai varghese, Dy. General Manager (HR)

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Cotton Corporation of India Ltd, Mumbai

Shri B.K. Mishra, CMD

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Central Wool Development Board, Jodhpur Central Silk Board, Bangalore

Shri K. K. Goyal Executive Director

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Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, New Delhi


National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

Mrs. Alka Arora Managing Director

Jawahar vyapar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi-110001 Tel: 011 23323825 e-mail-ccicmdoffice@gmail.com
NIFT Campus, Haus Khas, Near Gulmohar park, New Delhi -110016 Tel: 011-26542065 e-mail: registrar.estt@nift.ac.in munish_girdhar2000@yahoo.com 11/6, Smt. Parvati Bagla Road, P.O Box No. 77, Kanpur-208001 Tel: 0512- 2530196 e-mail: bicltdsps@yahoo.co.in 10th &11th Floor, vikas Deep 22, Station Road, Luck now Tel: 0522-2035133 e-mail: hondc@nhdcltd.co.in A-2, Sector-2, Udyog Marg Noida-201301 Tel: 0120-2554275 e-mail: gmavs@hhecworld.in P. Balu Road, Prabhadevi Chowk, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400 025, Tel.022-66527517 Fax: 022-66527509 e-mail: secytc@gmail.com

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Mr. K. Chandra Choodan, Registrar

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British India Corporation Limited, Kanpur National Handloom Development Corporation, Lucknow Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. Textiles Committee, Mumbai

Shri Herah Upadhyaya CMD Shri J.K.Baweja CMD

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Dr. Arun vir Singh General Manager (Marketing) Shri D.P. Jadeja, Director

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STAKE HOLDERS/CLIENTS
Farmers, weavers, artisans, workers, entrepreneurs, textile exporters who are engaged in the production, processing, weaving, crafting, designing marketing, exporting of textiles (all fibres) and apparel/ clothing in the organized and unorganized sectors in urban and rural areas through the following : 1. 2. 3. 4. The Development Commissioner for Handicrafts, New Delhi The Development Commissioner for Handlooms, New Delhi Jute Commissioners Office, Kolkata Textile Mumbai Commissioners Office,

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Central Silk Board, Bangalore Central Wool Development Board, Jodhpur Commissioner of Payments Textiles Committee, Mumbai National Institute of Technology, New Delhi Fashion

7. 8. 9.

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Responsibility Centers (Table 14.4) Table 14.4
Name Office of Development Commissioner(Handicrafts) Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms) Address

Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, West Block vII, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110 066. Ph.6106902, 6103562 Fax 6163085. Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, West Block No.7, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 Tel: 23062945, 23053684, Fax: 23062429 e-mail: dchl@nic.in Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, CGO Complex, 3rd MSO Building, 4th Floor, DF Block, Salt Lake, City Kolkata-700064 Tel: 91(33)2337 6979/80, Fax: 91(33)23376972/6973/6974 e-mail: jccal@vsnl.com Website: www.jutecomm.gov.in Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New CGO Building, Nishtha Bhavan, Post Bag-11500, 48, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400020, Tel: 22014446/22004510/22033721, Fax: 022-22004693 e-mail: texcomindia-otxc@nic.in Website:www.txcindia.gov.in. CSB Complex, BTM Layout, Madiwala, Bangalore-560068, Karnataka Tel: 080-26282620, Fax: 080-26681511 e-mail: csb@silkbord.org or csb@csb.gov.in Website:http://www.csb.gov.in Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, C-3, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342003 Tel: 0291-2433967, 2616328, Fax: 2439017 e-mail: woolindiajodhpur@dataone.in P. Balu Road, Off, veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi Chowk, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-400025, Tel: 66527507, Fax: 66527507, Fax: 66527577, 66527509 e-mail: secy@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in. Secytc@gmail.com NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi Tel: 26850470, 26542000 e-mail: admissions@nift.ac.in 3 A&B, Park Plaza, 71, Park Street, Kolkata-700016 Ph.:+91(33) 2226-3438/2217-2107, Fax:+91(33)2217-2456 e-mail: jute@njbindia.com Website:www.jute.com, www.njbindia.com

Office of Jute Commissioner

Office of Textiles Commissioner

Central Silk Board

Central Wool Development Board

Textiles Committee

National Institute of Fashion Technology

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Each of these field organizations under the Ministry have their own Citizens and Service Charters in which they commit to serve you and set down standards of performance by which you can assess the quality of the services and their dedication to perform them well. Our Information and Facilitation Counter (IFC) is situated near Gate No. 18, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi. Any feedback / suggestions from the users may be sent to Sh. S.P. Katnauria, Deputy Secretary & Publicity), Udyog (Coordination Bhawan. Suggestions on the Charter may be sent to sangeetas@nic.in More detailed information may be seen on our website (http://ministryoftextiles. gov.in)

Month and Year for next review of the charter


1. The Citizens Charter has been approved by the Minister of Textiles, New Delhi. The annual review of the charter and performance audit will be done by the Ministry of Textiles in January 2013.

2.

Indicative expectations from service recipients (Table 14.5) Table 14.5


Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Submit application forms duly complete in all respects. State Governments should properly tilize the central financial assistance released to them for the projects and make efforts for timely completion of projects. Please show courtesy to Ministrys officers. Always keep proper records of your letters / communications with the Ministry. If you have an appointment with an officer in the Ministry/its subordinate/attached offices, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment. If you want to cancel an appointment, please give a written notice via fax or email at least two days in advance. Send reports in the prescribed format as per prescribed timelines. To check the website regularly for updates on policies, programmes and procedures. Give suggestions/inputs on drafts placed on Ministrys website. Attend stake holder consultation meetings organized by the Ministry and its agencies.

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CHAPTER XV WELFARE OF SCHEDULED CASTES, SCHEDULED TRIBES AND WOMEN


HANDLOOMS
he Handloom Sector employs 43.31 lakh persons in weaving and allied activities with 23.77 lakh handlooms. This sector is weaverspecific/occupational in nature, with the majority of weavers belonging to the poorest and the marginalized sections of the society. Of the total adult workforce, 10% of the workers are SC, 18% are ST, 45% are OBC and 27% are from Other Castes as per the report of Handloom Census of India (2009-10). Development. All these schemes play a vital role in the empowerment and upliftment of women artisans and artisans belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Of total workforce engaged in handicrafts, estimated 56.1% are women, and 28.30% belong to SC/ST category (Source : Census Survey, 2011-12). There are certain crafts, which are practiced predominantly by women like embroidery, mat weaving, etc. Special attention is being paid to ensure that a large number of women artisans get benefit of all the developmental schemes, such as training, marketing related programmes, National Awards, exhibitions, etc. Out of total Budget allocations of Rs. 245 crore for 2011-12, Rs. 28 crore was earmarked for SC Category & Rs. 2.00 crore was for ST category.

The various handloom schemes operated by this office are meant for weavers belonging categories. For assisting the Handloom Weavers, including SC/ST and women, the Government of India is implementing various developmental schemes through State Governments with the objectives of (i) Employment Generation, (ii) Modernisation and upgradation of technology, (iii) Input support, (iv) Marketing support, (v) Publicity & Exhibition, (vi) Infrastructural support, (vii) Welfare measures, (viii) Development of Exportable Products (ix) Research & Development.

SILK & SERICULTURE SCHEDULED CASTES SUB-PLAN (SCSP) AND SCHEDULED TRIBAL SUB-PLAN (TSP)
Planning Commission, Govt. of India has formulated revised guidelines for Schedule Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) to ensure channelising proportionate flow of Plan Outlay from general sectors (Other than the allocation for NE States) for implementation of schemes which directly benefit the individuals or families belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes commencing from 201112. The objectives of the programme

HANDICRAFTS
Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) has six generic schemes viz. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp vikas Yojana; Design and Technology Up-gradation Scheme; Marketing Support and Services Schemes; Export Promotion Schemes; Research & Development Schemes & Human Resource

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include substantial reduction of poverty & unemployment, creating productive assets, human resource development and arrest exploitation through physical and financial security among the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Keeping in view these objectives and the revised guidelines communicated by the Ministry of Textiles, a non-divertible provision of Rs.25.80 crores (excluding NE States) for sericulture sector has been earmarked from out of Rs.172.55 crores approved by Ministry for CDP, to implement Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (Rs.21.00 crores) and Tribal Sub-Plan (Rs.4.80 crores) during 2011-12. Accordingly, the State-wise break-up of funds earmarked exclusively for SCSP and TSP from CDP was worked out and communicated to the Departments of Sericulture in State for implementation of relevant CDP components on lines with the revised guidelines for the development of SCs and STs. Funds are being utilised as per approved guidelines.

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CHAPTER- XVI TEXTILES IN NORTH EASTERN REGION


HANDLOOM

orth Eastern Region has the highest concentration of Handlooms in the country. In the North East, 90% of the handloom weavers households are weaver households. The allied worker households are mostly found in the states outside the region, and form 29% of the total handloom worker households in these States. The North Eastern States have predominantly female (99%) adult work force. The Weavers Service Centres, set up at Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal function as the Nodal Centre for development of designs and dissemination of information to the weavers in the region. The IIHT set up at Guwahati, caters to the requirements of the handloom sector for technically qualified manpower.

A special dispensation has been made for the North Eastern States under the Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme. In respect of these States, the grant portion towards basic inputs of the scheme is shared between Centre, State Governments and the implementing agencies in the ratio of 90:5:5 respectively whereas for General States, it is in the ratio of 70:20:10 respectively. During 2010-11, 30 Clusters were sanctioned in the NER and a sum of Rs.19.47 crore was released, which also includes second installment of earlier sanctioned projects. In addition, 257 Group Approach Projects were sanctioned and a sum of Rs.8.18 crore was released, which also includes second installment of earlier sanctioned projects. Physical and Financial progress in NER during 200910 to 2011-12 (upto December 2011) is given at table 16.1 to 16.4

Table 16.1 State-wise Number of Clusters taken up under IHDS in NER


Sl. Name of the No. State No. 2009-10 Amount released (Rs.in lakh) No. 2010-11 Amount released including 2ndinstalment (Rs. lakh) 59.80 467.58 652.31 95.40 15.58 561.43 -95.34 1947.44 2011-12 Total 2007-08 to (upto Dec 11) 2011-12 No. Amount No. Amount released released including 2nd (Rs. lakh) /3rdinstalment (Rs. lakh) 4 315.65 19 654.93 12 201.12 39 856.26 431.21 39 1567.89 1 78.22 8 375.93 39.33 2 70.55 4 461.90 33 1509.80 0 310.47 25 657.27 21 1837.90 165 5692.63

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Arunachal Prd. Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura Total NER

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92.76 46.25 23.75 121.19 15.65 257.57 -84.93 642.10

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Table 16.2 State-wise No. of Group Approach Projects taken up under IHDS in NER
Sl. No. Name of the State No. 2009-10 Amount released including 2ndinstalment (Rs. lakh) 50.41 59.21 220.84 74.05 317.30 No. 2010-11 Amount released including 2ndinstalment (Rs. lakh) 127.74 138.60 165.33 181.92 240.91 47.12 192.20 1093.82 2011-12 (upto Dec. 2011) No. Amount released (Rs. lakh) 109.71 146.05 71.89 168.37 20.89 241.98 59.48 818.37

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Arunachal Prd. Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura Total NER

11 14 14 13 16

14 33 14 23 11 15 42

17 34 178 3 5 20 257

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(Rs. in crore)

Amount Released under IHDS General States 92.82 NER States 22.75 Total 115.57

No. of Clusters Sanctioned General States 31 NER States 21 Total 52

No. of Group Approach Projects Sanctioned General States 343 NER States 68 Total 411

Table 16.4 Financial & Physical Progress under IHDS: Total & NER for 2010-11
(Rs. in crore)

Amount Released under IHDS General States 150.33 NER States 17.67 Total 168.0

No.of Clusters Sanctioned General States 77 NER States 30 Total 107

No. of Group Approach Projects Sanctioned General States 677 NER States 152 Total 829

HANDICRAFTS
The North-Eastern States account for an approximate 14.8% of the total artisans population in the country as per census

conducted/coordinated by NCAER. The estimates of State-wise population, production and household income of artisans in the North-Eastern region, as on 1995-96 is given at table 16.5.

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Table 16.5 Statement showing Population, No. of units, Production and per capita income of artisans in NER.
State No. of Artisans No.of Units Production (Rs. lakhs) Total House hold income(Rs.) Per HH Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura Total 0.16 1.00 3.80 0.54 0.05 0.80 0.10 2.44 8.89 4044 30360 98051 11512 2213 17603 2198 77275 243356 855.56 7820.94 14760.05 2580.68 1201.50 9463.99 599.20 6080.10 43362.02 23342 19092 16576 22424 29363 35218 29798 8542 -Per Capita 4821 3847 3054 4114 7081 6729 5885 2140 -Handicrafts income(Rs.) Per HH 10717 9555 11323 12151 19741 12098 10602 4271 -Per Capita 2804 3108 3572 2724 8724 2684 4057 1358 --

Some of the important crafts of this region are Cane and Bamboo, Mat weaving, Basketry, Wood work, Carpet weaving, Brass craft, Hand-block printing, Jewellery, Stone work, Jute handicrafts, Conch shell, Date leaf, etc.

Status of implementation of various schemes in North East


Six generic schemes such as Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp vikas Yojana (AHvY), Research and Development, Human Resource Development, Marketing & Support Services, Design

and Technology Upgradation, Handicrafts Artisans Comprehensive Welfare Scheme are being implemented during the 11th five year plan. For implementation of above schemes special component of the plan allocation of Rs. 44 crores out of the total outlay of Rs. 220.00 crores has been earmarked for exclusive deployment in the North East Region. Statement showing state-wise, scheme-wise funds released under handicrafts schemes during the last three years 2008-09 to 2010-11 in different States in the NER are given at table 16.6 to 16.8.

Table 16.6 STATE-WISE, SCHEME-WISE FUNDS RELEASED UNDER HANDICRAFTS SCHEMES FOR THE YEAR 2008 -09 Rs. in Lakhs Sl.No. 1 2 3 4 State Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Meghalaya AHVY 86.44 502.31 181.52 0.75 Design 0 141.95 64.41 0 Marketing --568.64 117.31 6.75 R&D 0 17.57 2.83 3.37 HRD 3.13 39.30 41.33 7.16 Welfare Total 89.57 1269.77 407.40 18.03

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Sl.No. 5 6 7 8 State Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura All States Total 1020.45 237.16 829.69 23.77 102.91 AHVY 52.34 124.37 1.27 71.45 Design 0 26.80 0 4.00 Marketing 47.85 69.95 6.38 12.81 R&D 0 0 0 0 HRD 0 3.27 0 8.72 8489.20 8489.20 Welfare Total 100.19 224.39 7.65 96.98 8489.20 10703.18

Table 16.7 STATE-WISE, SCHEME-WISE FUNDS RELEASED UNDER HANDICRAFTS SCHEMES FOR THE YEAR 2009-10 Rs. in Lakhs Sl.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 State Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura All States Total 1415.16 582.27 867.27 55.02 195.63 AHVY 46.21 521.87 450.68 0.75 15.73 195.14 9.53 175.25 Design 4.5 71.86 54.58 1.55 0 37.00 3.60 409.18 Marketing 0 696.82 118.65 0 0 17.25 17.64 16.91 R&D 0.00 22.88 6.36 0.00 0.00 7.36 3.42 15.00 HRD 1.25 49.57 69.07 2.02 1.25 7.60 3.89 60.98 6797.00 6797.00 Welfare Total 51.96 1363 699.34 4.32 16.98 264.35 38.08 677.32 6797.00 9912.35

Table 16.8 STATE-WISE, SCHEME-WISE FUNDS RELEASED UNDER HANDICRAFTS SCHEMES FOR THE YEAR 2010-11 Rs. In Lakhs Sl.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 State Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Sikkim Tripura Total AHVY 21.38 313.54 453.83 2.25 6.22 125.38 7.22 82.39 990.83 Design 0 24.57 10.00 0 0 7.50 0 0 42.07 Marketing 4.95 172..27 122.21 0.9 0.9 12.13 0 17.19 1040.73 R&D 5.00 213.89 65.57 13.48 0 24.11 9.62 24.54 351.21 HRD 0 794.28 241.35 6.75 1.15 13.26 16.71 0 5034.68 2686.00 Welfare Total 31.33 1346.28 892.96 23.38 8.27 182.38 33.55 124.12 10145.52

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SILK
Sericulture in North East existed as a practice amongst people since long, mostly as a subsidiary occupation. North East has the unique distinction of being the only region producing four varieties of silk viz., Mulberry, Ok Tasar, Muga and Eri and mainly practised by Tribals and women. NE contributes 15% of Indias silk production. Assam is the 4th largest silk producing State in India. 100% Muga, 99% Eri, 60% Oak Tasar and 1% Mulberry Silk are from North Eastern States. Most of the sericulturists are also traditional weavers, which is strength for value addition and additional income generation. To help the poor farmers and to improve their economic conditions, the Govt. of India has given the Special Status to NE States so that they can avail the benefit of 90% subsidy in implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Through focused approach in Sericulture development catalyzed by Govt. of Indias support, there have been quantifiable progress resulting in improvement of economic conditions of the ethnic groups.

Programme for development of Sericulture in North Eastern States during XI Plan (2007-12)
During the xI Plan, Central Silk Board has been implementing 4 major schemes for sericulture development 3 Central Schemes and 1 Centrally Sponsored Scheme as indicated below:
- Central Scheme 1. Research & Development / Training / IT initiatives 2. Seed Organisation and HRD 3. Quality Certification Systems 4. Catalytic Development Programme - Central Scheme - Central Scheme - Centrally Sponsored Scheme

The table 16.9 indicates the details of major schemes under CSB, provision approved for xI Plan, actual expenditure during 2007-11 (1st Four years), approved outlay for Annual Plan 2011-12 and also the share of investment going to North Eastern States.

Table 16.9
[Rs. in crore]

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Approved allocation for XI Plan (Revised) 144.55 78.36 14.75 821.74 1059.40

Of which, NE Share 32.40 10.80 1.16 227.04 271.40 26 %

Actual expdtr. in 4 years (2007-08 to 2010-11) 100.14 57.99 11.76 576.51 746.40

Of which, NE Share 18.69 7.73 0.62 154.36 181.40 24 %

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Of which, NE Share 13.71 3.07 0.54 72.68 90.00 29 %

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The earmarking of allocation for the NER under Sericulture is Rs.90.00 crore (29%) against the outlay of Rs.313.00 crores during 2011-12, which is much more than the mandatory requirement of 10%. In respect of Catalytic Development Programme (CDP), which is a beneficiary oriented Scheme, the funds earmarked for NE States is Rs.72.68 crores (30%) against the outlay of Rs.245.23. Funds released by Central Silk Board to North Eastern States for implementation of the Catalytic Development Programme from the years 2007-08 to 2010-11, allocation of funds for 2011-12 and total anticipated expenditure in NE during xIth Five Year Plan, are given at table 16.10.
[Rs. in crore] Sl. No Allocation for 2011-12 24.85 6.43 2.79 5.94 7.13 8.06 3.89 8.29 1.87 72.68 245.23 30 % Total anticipated in XI Plan 79.73 22.96 11.43 20.89 19.10 23.39 16.58 24.77 4.76 227.04 821.74 28 %

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2007-08 14.65 4.27 2.20 5.95 0.75 2.49 2.17 4.34 0.50 37.32 80.82 46 %

2008-09 3.89 2.02 1.14 0.90 2.67 2.30 1.63 1.45 0.32 16.32 90.74 18 %

2009-10 11.62 4.53 2.87 3.25 3.02 3.49 5.41 3.77 0.69 38.65 144.06 27 %

2010-11 24.72 5.71 2.43 4.85 5.53 7.05 3.48 6.92 1.38 62.08 260.89 24 %

1 Assam 2 BTC 3 Ar. Pradesh 4 Manipur 5 Meghalaya 6 Mizoram 7 Nagaland 8 Tripura 9 Sikkim Total for NE States Total for all States Share for NE (%)

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Eri 1025 20 433 320 7 250 -1 2056 2175 95%

2010-11 (Targets) Muga Tasar Total 159 0.60 1208.60 2 0.60 24.60 3 3.60 576.60 11 -377 1 0.60 28.60 1 0.60 255.60 --6 --2 177 6.00 2442 180 395 24950 98% 2% 10%

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2010-11 (Achievements) Muga Tasar Total 117 0 1849 1.00 0.12 20.00 1.00 2.00 322 3 0 492 0.40 0.40 33 1.40 0.30 285 0 0 8.00 0 0 4 123.80 2.82 3013 124 1166 20410 100% 0.24% 15%

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The State-wise targets and anticipated achievements during 2011-12 are indicated at table 16.12. Table 16.12 (in Metric Tonnes)

Sl. State No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Assam Arunachal Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Tripura Sikkim

2011-12 (Targets) Mul 25 2 150 7 25 5 6 1 221 23000 1% Eri 1100 23 464 375 7 278 -1 2248 2390 94% Muga Tasar 165 2 4 11 2 2 --186 190 98% 1 1 4 -1 1 --8 420 2% Total 1291 28 622 393 35 286 6 2 2663 26000 10% Mul 20 5 115 10 26 5 10 5 196 18395 1%

2011-12 (Anticipated Achievement) Eri 1796 17 250 503 7 290 -2 2865 2926 98% Muga 118 1 1 5 -2 --127 127 100% Tasar --4 -0.50 0.50 --5 1782 0.28% Total 1934 23 370 518 33.50 297.50 10 7 3193 23230 14%

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POWERLOOM SECTOR
The demand of north-eastern products are increasing in overseas country but due to low production on the handloom, the entrepreneurs are not able to fulfil the demand hence now willing to switch their production base from hand operated looms/ machinery to power operated looms/ machinery. The installed capacity of powerlooms in the states of North-East region is given at table 16.13.
Name of States Assam Manipur Mizoram Tripura

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various awareness programs organized by the Office of Textile Commissioner, Mumbai during the year 2011 are given at table 16.14.

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No.of Programmes 3 Venue Aizwal(Mizoram) Guwahati(Assam)Buyer-Seller Meet Guwahati(Assam)- Buyer-Seller Meet Date 28.1.2011 25-27.2.2011 No. of participants 180 50 exihibitors 18 exihibitors 23-25.11.2011

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For strategic and harmonized growth of textiles & clothing industry in this region, an Expert Consultancy Committee (ECC) for North-East region has been constituted by the Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner, Kolkata having senior government officers of all states of NorthEast Region as well as technical experts and entrepreneurs. Looking to the response of the entrepreneurs of this region and to cater to the needs of the human resources and testing of textiles, the Government of India has decided to open a new Powerloom Service Centre (PSC) at Imphal, Manipur for which an amount of Rs. 94.47 lakh has been approved for purchasing machines and equipments etc. This PSC will be under the administrative control of the Government of Manipur. providing direct employment to about 2.6 lakh industrial workers and livelihood to another 1.4 lakh people in the tertiary and allied sectors. Jute Technology Mission is under implementation in North Eastern Region to provide the much needed thrust and incentive to the jute industry to invest in modernization on a significant scale. The progress of different schemes under implementation in North East is as follows:

Scheme for Acquisition of Machinery and Plant (Capital subsidy component @ 20%)
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No. of Mills who availed subsidy 6 (Assam Jute Products, Apex Yarn Ltd., Ashoka Weaving Ltd., N. M. Jute Products, Nezone Jute Pvt. Ltd., The Assam Co-operative Jute Mills Ltd.) Total subsidy released Rs.102.52 lakhs Investment made by the Mill Rs.512.64 lakhs Applications from JDPs units intending to avail subsidy under the Scheme are under process.

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The Jute Industry occupies an important place in the national economy. It is one of the major industries in the Eastern region, particularly in West Bengal. It supports nearly 4 million farm families, besides

Scheme for helping the NGOs and WSHGs for developing JDPs
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No. of Cluster Agencies 8 Basic Training 112

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Sr. NO. Activities 1 2 3 Woollen Expo at Guwahati by North eastern Institute of Fashion Technology. Angora Wool Development Project in Arunachal Pradesh Woollen Expo at Guwahati in association with Indian Chambers of Commerce. (Eastern Region) Amount sanctioned 10.84 Lakhs 6.93 Lakhs 14.0 Lakhs Year of sanction 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11

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Advanced Training 77 No. of WSHGs promoted 334 No. of machines distributed 112 Total Financial Outlay for the Mission Period Rs.17.00 crore for the entire country out of which 10% earmarked for NER. Cumulative Expenditure Rs.1.48 crores.

Basic and conducted


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No. of Collaborating JSC 8 Nos. JRMB 4 Nos.

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Total Financial Outlay for the Mission Period Rs.23.52 crore for the entire country out of which 10% earmarked for NER. Cumulative Expenditure Rs.1.67 crores for NER.

No. of Collaborating Agencies NER (Tabel 16.16) Table 16.16


State Assam Nagaland Arunachal Pradesh Sikkim Mizoram Tripura Meghalaya Under 7.2 6 (Silchar, Nalbari, Barpeta, Guwahati, Goalpara and Jorhat) 1 (South Tripura) 1 Under 7.3 3 (Silchar, Guwahati, Dhubri) 1 (Dimapur) 1 (Itanagar) 1 (Gangtok) 1 (Aizwal) 2 (Agartala) -

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NIFT Convocation
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY (NIFT) National Institute of Fashion Technology has completed 25 years in the domain of fashion education in India in 2011. A pioneer in the field of fashion in the three streams of Design, Technology & Management, the growth of NIFT has paralleled the emergence of India in the global scenario as a significant player. Since its inception in 1986 with modest beginnings in Delhi, it has emerged as a 15-center institute with a strong national & global presence. Dynamic changes in the market and consumption patterns resulting in restructuring and consolidation with renewed interest in investment, emerging trends and business opportunities in the intensely competitive domestic environment, challenges of globalization, information and networking explosion, increasing national concern for the environment and sustainability have had a significant cumulative impact on the fashion industry. The 15 centers of NIFT are Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong. There are more than 7000 students across these canters pursuing UG and PG degrees in 10 streams, viz :

UNDER GRADUATE DEGREES


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3. 4. 5. 6. Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication and upgradation was undertaken as an extensive exercise across different disciplines of NIFT. A review of the curriculum was undertaken in conjunction with industry members and fashion educators proficient in their fields from peer institutes through 2-day workshops held at NIFT centres. The collation and preparation of relevant course material subsequent to intensive deliberations, has been implemented across NIFT centres from the 2011-12 session. It has been widely appreciated by the industry, leading designers and peer institutes.

Bachelor Programmes (B. F Tech) Technology


1. Apparel Production

POST GRADUATE DEGREES


Master Programmes
1. 2. 3. Master of Design (M. Des.) Master of (M.F.M.) Master of (M.FTech.) Fashion Fashion Management Technology

PUBLICATIONS
Research Papers Compilation
NIFT faculty are engaged in creating an innovative epicentre for learning where there is a culture to explore, develop and contribute to new practices in the teaching of fashion, management & technology which culminate into lectures, presentation of papers at various national and international forums & conferences. Publishing of papers by faculty in leading international and national journals and magazines like ATA Journal, Fiber2Fashion, Indian Textile Journal, Asian Textile Journal, Apparel view, Apparel Online, DFU, Images, Femina and others are an indication of awareness and articulation of current and future trends at NIFT. A compilation of research papers by the NIFT faculty, Revisiting the Written Word has been published on the occasion of Silver Jubilee of NIFT. The IPR Manual, a reference book on Intellectual Property Rights for the students and faculty of NIFT, has been created by Head - IPR Cell, along with nine NIFT faculty members and inputs from Dr. Prabuddho Ganguli- a leading IPR Consultant at the World Intellectual Property Rights Organization (WIPO). An initiative Interventions in Collation of Craft called Chaap in

NIFT has played a pioneering role in contributing to various segments of the textile, apparel, lifestyle accessories, leather, knitwear and communication industry. It has been successful in creating a widespread awareness and sensitivity to fashion as a serious business in India and evolving a professional ethos with a distinct signature style on the global fashion map. The NIFT alumni have created a niche for themselves in the top echelons of the fashion Industry and have created a wide network thereby supporting aspiring students to gain ingress into the professional sphere.

The Curriculum
The visionary approach of NIFT is committed to adaptation of its core values and re-invention through introspection and insight. Design education in the 21st century needs to address varied dynamic issues like ethics, sustainability & global market scenarios that aspiring designers need to be conversant with the current context. It is with this forward thinking approach that the curriculum review

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accordance with the vision statement of NIFT expresses its concern for social and human values. The exposure to crafts is an integral part of the design curriculum which provides benefit to the artisans and also provides students with a valuable exposure to the craft heritage of India. Six years back, NIFT introduced a new paradigm in Fashion education by synchronizing the curriculum to the socio-cultural realities of India to connect to the grassroots. The activities include craft visits for diagnostics, documentation and prototype development which have been undertaken in over 5 clusters in different states. Under this initiative over 7913 beneficiaries have been identified and trained; 212 training workshops have been conducted involving over 3000 students of NIFT. With a view to collate all instructions, directives and policy changes which have taken place in last few years, the three guiding manuals of the Institute, the Academic Manual, the Establishment Manual and the Financial Manual have been revised and republished during the year. NIFT currently has 34 MOUs with leading universities. In 2011-12, 45 NIFT students had the opportunity for semester exchange in reputed institutes like London College of Fashion (UK), De Montfort University (UK), Mod Art International (Paris), QUT (Australia), University of Manchester (UK), ENSAIT (Roubaix, France) and others. 17 NIFT students attended a customized summer programme at Swiss Textile College, Zurich. NIFT was also the academic destination for 28 foreign students from International institutes like Ryerson University, Canada, AMFI, ENSAIT, Swiss Textile College, Saxion University, Academy of Arts, San Francisco and Queensland University of Technology who studied at NIFT Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai under different student exchange programmes. Leading universities like Queensland University of Technology and Creative Academy in Italy, offered scholarships to NIFT students at the UG & PG levels. In 2011, existing MoUs have been reviewed. This has resulted in signing of four new MOUs in the year 2011, updation of the existing ones and discontinuation of a few earlier ones due to either nonmatching of courses, non-availability of adequate infrastructure or due to language barriers. The four new MoUs have been signed with prestigious institutes like Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangladesh; University of Wolverhampton, UK and Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague. In a high level delegation led by the Prime Minister of India, an MOU was signed in the presence of Prime Ministers of both the countries wherein NIFT has entered into a association with BGMEA Institute

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC LINKAGES


The International Linkages and Exchange programmes provides opportunities for students and faculty exchanges and joint research projects. NIFT has entered into agreements with leading fashion institutes across the globe. Efforts have been made to optimise international collaborations & network with foreign institutes by undertaking a comprehensive review of the existing MOUs incorporating rating of institutes, curriculum mapping and credit equivalence which have been formalised to create equitable platforms for exchange and interaction.

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of Fashion Technology, Bangladesh (BIFT). The collaboration entails capacity-building of specific proficiencies oriented to the fashion domain through the development and broadbasing of competency of BIFT faculty through training programs, curriculum audit, standardization, upgradation and a semester exchange program for final year BIFT students at NIFT. The two institutes shall also undertake projects jointly to address specific problems of Bangladesh RMG industry through consultancy projects, industry internship by NIFT students and research studies. NIFT shall further assist BIFT in skill upgradation of Bangladesh RMG industry, development of framework for identification of skill development needs by implementing programs for the middle management & supervisory cadres of the industry and conducting training-oftrainers programs at the operator level. The most recent landmark achievement is the MOU with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York which has been the first of its kind at NIFT. This has been an intensive and challenging process involving detailed study and course mapping of prospective areas of the NIFT bachelors degree 3rd year programmes and with the one year Associate Degree programmes of FIT since FIT has stringent standards for the intake of both national and international students. This historic MOU has forged a strong global connect and will result in Dual Degrees awarded both by NIFT and FIT. This agreement will be implemented by 2012. In fact, this year, as NIFT which was established in 1986 in collaboration with FIT, celebrates 25 years of its existence, this renewed alliance is envisaged to be significant and mutually beneficial.

International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (ICLAM) on User Empowerment through Digital Technologies
The first international conference on the theme of the User Empowerment through Digital Technologies of the series International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (ICLAM) was organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in collaboration with the Art Libraries section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from February 14 to 17, 2011 concluded successfully. This conference series was launched to celebrate the silver jubilee of the National Institute of Fashion Technology. The well attended event sourced together nearly 300 delegates and scores of experts ranging from academicians, librarians, technocrats, computer scientists, conservators, archivists, both from academia and industry representing several countries. The conference was marked by lively talks, passionate presentations and subtle arguments and counter arguments. NIFT has also entered into a MoU with the Textile Committee to increase the knowledge base of its faculty, students and research scholars. As part of this agreement, facilities like library, publications, laboratories etc. are made available by the Textile Committee to NIFT for research purposes.

Policy interventions
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in streamlining of organizational systems and on the other hand making the system more comprehensive and transparent for all stakeholders, i.e. the students, faculty, staff, parents, etc. The policy for admissions has been revamped. Policy for Attendance rules has been formulated to create transparency and parity across all subjects across centres. Subsidy policy for providing support to financially backward students has been revamped. Policy for availing study leave and sabbatical leave has been formulated Standardized templates for Grade sheets and Transcripts have been introduced to avoid any discrepancy in the formats of documents issued to students across NIFT centres. The revised Inter-centre transfer policy for students has incorporated clear guidelines for UG & PG students across centres. NIFT has formulated a new means cum merit financial assistance scheme scholarship policy for students from financial weak background. A policy for opening of new centers of NIFT has been formulated after consultations with stakeholders. of being in existence for 25 years stands as a testimony to our fundamentals where academic excellence lies at the core. The institute has stood as a beacon of serious critical engagement, a key enabler in developing competent professionals. Through its journey, NIFT has been committed to excellence in fashion education. Celebrating this commitment, at NIFT New Delhi, the academic calendar for 2011 was intercepted with a series of events that marked the institutes 25 years in existence. The celebrations took off with the three day annual fest Spectrum. The event was pitched at a mega scale with the binding theme Tagged Green. The theme was crafted in sync with the vision of the institute wherein most events looked at the larger question of human importance of incorporating CSR initiatives. Taking the jubilee celebrations ahead, for Spectrum 2011, special souvenirs were created for the industry sponsors, event partners and jury members for specialized events. Amongst other events, in view of the institutes existence of 25 years, intercollegiate events such as Maatra Rupaiye Pachhis gave the students a platform to creatively express themselves within the limited budget cap of Rs. 25/-. The journey of the institute through the 25 years was re-visited in a presentation by Dean (A) during the Orientation Programme for fresh batches of incoming students at NIFT, New Delhi. The welcome kits for the incoming batches contained a diary and a bag that were engrained with the Logo marking the silver jubilee celebrations of the institute. Further, the Graduation Shows of the Class of 2011 across different disciplines carried forward the silver jubilee celebrations. Mittle Moda of Knitwear Design, Tantu of Textile

SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS


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Design, Techno Talk of Fashion Technology added to the series of celebrations at NIFT, New Delhi. Also, the Department of Fashion Communication created the annual NIFT Diary, Calendar and Planner as a medium to celebrate 25 years of NIFT, with the underlying theme Tree of Life. In addition, the Department undertook the responsibility of designing the space for the NIFT stall at Tex-Styles India 2011 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The theme situated around Tree of Life was taken ahead through a chronological timeline depicting the highlights & achievements of the institute through the span of 25 years. The NIFT stall bagged the first prize for stall display. faculty and Directors of NIFT Centres. Honble CITM in response to the Industry members, described the significance of Textile Industry, expressed the need for accreditation and standardization of Fashion Institutes in India, emphasized the need for synergy in the operations of NIFT, NID and FDDI and expressed the desire for institutional linkages among them. He stressed the need for taking Indian Brands abroad which requires industry initiation and industry Institute collaboration and assured the support of Ministry of Textiles for any such initiatives.

SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TEXTILES AND MANAGEMENT (SVPISTM), COIMBATORE
Sardar vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SvPISTM), Coimbatore is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Textiles. It was established in 2004 as the Sardar vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management (SvPITM), a product of the collaborative effort of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and the associations of the textile industry. Among the industry associations involved in the establishment of the Institution were Southern India Mills Association (SIMA), Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) and Powerloom Development and Export Council (PDRxIL).. Since inception, the School has been vibrant and taking bold initiatives in achieving its objectives. Apart from running its own long term programmes of Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialisation in Textiles and Management, it has associated with IGNOU in evolving an exclusive MBA in Textiles Management. The course is now offered at the School premises as face-to-face programme and is involved in developing course material

CONVOCATION
The 17th Convocation ceremony of NIFT Graduates / Post Graduates took place on 27.12.2011. Sh. Anand Sharma, Honble CITM, was the Chief Guest who conferred degrees to 1492 graduates of NIFT. Chairman of the BOG, Mr. venu Srinivasan administered the Convocation pledge during the ceremony. 66 students were offered gold medals for exemplary performance.

FASHION INDUSTRY INTERACTION


An interactive session of the Honble CITM Sh. Anand Sharma with more than 50 prominent Industrialists connected with Fashion Industry was held on 27.12.2011. This interaction of Honble CITM with Fashion Industry was first of its kind. The gathering included leading fashion designers, captains of leading Indian and International brands, retailers, distributors/ franchisers, manufacturers and exporters of garments, leather products and accessories, NIFT alumni and senior

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for the programme to be offered under distance mode. It is affiliated to Bharatiar University, Coimbatore to offer research programmes, M.Phil and Ph.D in textiles management. It has taken active role in conducting industry specific short term programmes in the form of Management Development Programmes and Entreprenuer Development Programmes for textile industry personnel in general and has been repeatedly conducting inhouse programmes for certain textile units. It has entered into Memorandum of Understandating (MOU) with industry associations and academic institutions of India and abroad, to bring about the synergy of different knowledge centres and foster research in the emerging area of the industry, for the ultimate benefit of the textile industry. The School is embarking on launching an integrated five year programme B.Tech (Technical Textiles) with MBA. It will be offering a specialised course of MBA in retail management, with particular reference to textile industry. It is also planning to launch further programmes in the specialised areas of textiles and ultimately emerge as a centralised knowledge warehouse in matters relating to textiles, with the status of a National Textile University, which the industry can draw upon. In order to lay sound foundation for the new and challenging roles, the School has engaged the Educational Consultants of India Limited(Ed.CIL) for advice on the infrastructure to be created and other courses of action to be taken. The School is poised for a strong and well-rounded growth to emerge as a force to reckon with in the industry.

INTEGRATED SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (ISDS)


Objectives of the Integrated development Scheme:
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To address the trained manpower needs of textiles and related segments by developing a cohesive and integrated framework of training based on the industry needs. Addressing this need is critical for enhancing the competitiveness of the industry in the globalised economy. To increase the employability of residents of the target areas through imparting of skills in the above segments. To ensure that the scheme is so designed as to cater to the wide range of skill sets required in various segments as listed above, while simultaneously ensuring sufficient flexibility to meet the dynamic needs of these segments over a period of the next five years. To create a trainers pool by conducting the advance training programmes at a cluster level. To ensure training in design development programmes, this is critical for handloom weavers/ handicraft artisans/jute artisans, to help them produce diversified products with innovative uses and improved quality to meet changing market trends.

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under Component II. Demand driven courses ranging from Basic Training, Skill upgradation, Advanced Training in emerging technologies, Training of Trainers, orientation towards modern technology, retraining, skill upgradation, managerial skill, entrepreneurship development etc. in sectors such as Apparel/ garmenting, powerlooms, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Sericulture, Jute, Technical Textiles etc. are allowed under the Scheme. The Scheme targets to train approximately 26.75 lakh persons over a period of 5 years. proposed to be implemented in 17 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. A total of 437177 candidates are proposed to be covered under the Scheme over a period of five years out of which the first year target is 54495. In the first year of implementation 20269 trainees have been enrolled by the agencies and 14552 trainees have passed out. The total cost of the approved projects is Rs. 434.84 Cr, out of which Rs. 323.15 is the grant assistance under the Scheme. A special dispensation has been allowed by the Empowered Committee to projects covering North Eastern and special category States. Special dispensation has also been extended to projects in unorganized sectors proposing to cover marginalized and weaker sections of the society, who find it difficult to forego their daily wages and pay for the training programme. The proposed courses are demand driven and the curriculum has been designed keeping the industry requirement in mind. An online MIS www.isds-mot.com has been designed to capture the progress of the projects. A skills exchange is also envisaged under the scheme to bridge the demand and supply gap for trained manpower in the textiles industry and also to provide placement linkages to the trainees.

Funding pattern:
The Govt. provides assistance to the extent of 75% of the total cost of the project, and balance 25% is envisaged to be met from Fee/ Industry Contribution. However, the Empowered Committee is authorized to approve a higher level of government assistance in courses/ programmes (of Component I) where it is not feasible to organise the beneficiary contribution. The average grant per trainee is estimated as Rs. 7300/-

Progress of Implementation Component I:


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HANDLOOM SECTOR
he Handloom Sector employs 43.31 lakh persons in weaving and allied activities with 23.77 lakh handlooms. This sector is weaver-specific/ occupational in nature, with the majority of weavers belonging to the poorest and the marginalized sections of the society. Work participation in handloom activity in India is dominated by female workers. About 78% handloom workers are female. The dominance of female weavers in the total weavers workforce is the highest in the North-eastern states where it is 99% as per the report of the Handloom Census of India (2009-10). Silk Board (CSB) for the benefit of women workers:
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Promotion of women friendly technology packages, developed by the research institutes of CSB. Supply of improved reeling cum twisting devices and spinning wheels to the NGOs, women groups, individual women reelers / spinners at 50% subsidy ( CSB & State) Training programmes were organized to impart training to women reelers / spinners on the operation of improved devices; and Implementation of Cluster Development Projects by the integration of CDP schemes, wherein support is provided to Women Self Help Groups.

The Government of India is implementing five schemes for the development of handloom sector and welfare of weavers including women during 11th Plan, which are (i) Integrated Handloom Development Scheme, (ii) Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, (iii) Mill Gate Price Scheme, (iv) Marketing and Export Promotion Scheme and (v|) Diversified Handloom Development Scheme.

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CHAPTER XIX INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN TEXTILES

ith a vision to create a modern, vibrant, integrated and worldclass Indian Textiles Industry, Ministry recently initiated many fresh schemes and policies in areas like modernization and technological upgradation, skill development, market/ products expos and other trade promotional activities to compete in the global market. It requires to build up an efficient platform having features like ubiquity, global reach, interactivity, customized support, securable supply chain with modern business strategies. These essential necessities may be achieved only through a well-tuned ICT enabled platform.

National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology contributed a prime role in each initiatives described above. It is providing full-fledged technical support and consultancy in developing and maintaining the ICT infrastructure and net work services. In addition to that various office automation systems, information systems /analytical tools are developed and implemented for usage at various levels of the Management.

ENHANCING WEBSITES
Ministrys site at http://ministryoftextiles. gov.in is enriched with new links for RFD plan, Control Orders, visitors summary and URL links with portals like india.gov.in, Invest India, Testing facilities for Conform standards & assurance, GI Registration for Brand best with Region identity. In accordance with the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites issued by D/o Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministrys website is strengthened. Cyber security auditing for the website has been completed to ensure its safety from cyber-attacks and threats.

Accordingly, Ministry has strengthened its in-house ICT infrastructure by qualitatively as well as quantitatively, not only to deliver an efficient and effective online services and support to trade and industry but also improve upon transparency. New enhancements like implementation of e-office in the Ministry, initiatives to develop skill exchange portal, upgradation of LAN, setting-up video Conferencing facility are achieved. Introducing integrated G2G services like e-Service Book, Pension Book, vigilance System, RFD, Public Grievances , Parliament questions / answers, etc., Ministry has gone a step forward in office automation. Introducing public participation by inviting on-line feedbacks/comments from trade and industry on various draft textiles policies through the Ministrys website, Ministry has taken a lead in implementing e-governance.

ICT Infrastructure upgradations


LAN of the Ministry has been upgraded to 1GB bandwidth that would facilitate fast internet services, video Conferencing, vOIP teleconferencing etc. various security measures are undertaken especially for the websites, network, email, etc. as per the guidelines of the Cabinet Secretary. System for Automatic

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patch management and virus signature has also been implemented to ensure virus free zone. Guidelines issued time to time by Department of Telecommunications/ Department of Information Technology like implementation of IPv6 technology, IT security Policy/Procedure are taken up for implementation in the Ministry and its offices. Adequate Hardware/Software, Network equipment and accessories are installed in various locations for the purpose. Export of Indian Textiles are available on the ERMIU web site along with Indian economy indicators. Latest information on the Policies, Plans, Budget, Schemes, Acts, Notifications and initiatives taken by the Ministry are made available on the web site of the Ministry (http://ministryoftextiles. gov.in). To enhance the participation of the Textiles Industry in governance, online feedbacks / comments are invited from the Industry on the website at the time of finalizing the various policies on Textiles sector.

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various systems like E-Service Book, Pension Portal, vigilance System, RFD, CPGRAMS, E-Reply, ACC vacancy etc. are taken up for implementation. E-office system containing workflow automation, knowledge management and sharing, leave management, tour management, personnel management, etc. are being implemented. Economic Research and Market Intelligence Unit (ERMIU) is providing an integrated interface for collection and dissemination of Information to Trade and Industry through a dedicated web site (http://ministryoftextiles.gov.in/ermiudel/). various analytical reports on Prices of Textiles items, Production of Yarn/Cloth etc, Sectroral information of Cotton, Silk, Man Made Fibre, Jute, and Import/

ICT implementation in other organizations


Attached and subordinate offices under the Ministry have also upgraded their ICT infrastructure as per the requirement with sophisticated LAN. These offices have enhanced their respective web sites with more users centric features. various application forms required by the public or Trade community for submitting the proposal under different schemes are also provided on the site for downloading. various statistical reports on the Industrial database are also being published for reference to the industry. To disseminate the information at the grass root level, field offices are equipped with Internet and e-mail facility. Awareness courses for the purpose are organized for officials to operate and deliver the services more effectively.

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CHAPTER XX VIGILANCE ACTIVITIES

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CHAPTER XX VIGILANCE ACTIVITIES


he vigilance Unit of the Ministry is headed by a Chief Vigilance Officer (CvO) who is also Joint Secretary of the Ministry. The CvO is appointed on the advice of the Central vigilance Commission. The CvO is the nodal point in the vigilance set up of the department and is entrusted with the following:-

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nature and quantum of penalty to be imposed, wherever necessary. There are also part time Vigilance Officers in the Attached and Sub-ordinate offices of the Ministry of Textiles. However, the overall responsibility of vigilance activities of these offices rests with the Chief Vigilance Officer of the Ministry of Textiles. Preventive vigilance continues to receive priority attention with emphasis primarily on identification of areas sensitive or prone to malpractices and temptation. The guidelines/instructions issued from time to time by the Department of Personnel and Training and the Central vigilance Commission in this regard are followed. Action taken includes the following:i) The areas of sensitive nature are identified in the Ministry and surveillance is kept thereon. Regular and Surprise vigilance inspections are being carried out in the Ministry and the offices under its control, throughout the year. Security measures have been strengthened and appropriate institutional mechanisms have been put in place to avert malpractices.

Identification of sensitive areas prone to malpractices/temptation and taking preventive measures to ensure transparency, integrity and efficiency in government functions; Taking suitable action to achieve the targets fixed by the Department of Personnel and Training on anticorruption measures; Scrutiny of complaints and initiation of appropriate inquiry/investigation thereon. Inspections and follow up action on the same; Furnishing of comments of the Ministry to the Central vigilance Commission on the investigation reports of the Central Bureau of Investigation; Taking appropriate action in respect of departmental proceedings on the advice of Central vigilance Commission or otherwise; Obtaining second stage advice of the Central vigilance Commission, wherever necessary; and Obtaining the advice of Union Public Service Commission in regard to the

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under the Ministry from 31st October to 5th November, 2011. During the Period, Essay and Debate competitions were held. Wide ranging discussions were held on various aspects of vigilance functioning with a special emphasis on Preventive vigilance through increased awareness and participation amongst staff and officers of the Ministry of Textiles.

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CHAPTER XXI OBSERVATIONS OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA

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CHAPTER XXI OBSERVATIONS OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA


Observations- NIL COMMERCIAL PARAS (Table 21.1) Table 21.1
S.No. 1. Report No. 2 of 2005 Audit Para No. 2.1.54 (v) Subject Current Status

The title deed in respect of properties at Pending with audit New Delhi and Chennai, were not registered in the name of company. Irregular payment of ex-gratia Avoidable expenditure on regularization of contact labour Sale of surplus land and building Pending Pending Pending with audit

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3 of 2005 (Commercial) 4 of 2005 (Commercial)

21.1.1 21.1.2 14.5.1 14.5.2 14.6.1 14.6.2 14.6.3 14.7.1 1.5.31 (2)

11 of 2006 (Commercial) 11. 1.5.32

Overstatement of sales and purchases by The Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Limited Non deposit of PF, ESI etc by National Textile Corporation (APKK&M) Limited The Handicrafts and Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Limited, delegation of financial powers needs to be reviewed and timely recovery of outstanding dues needs to be improved. Accounts in arrears Financial Reporting by PSUs Financial Reporting by PSUs Irregularity in implementation of Modified voluntary Retirement Scheme

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13. 14. 15. 16. 11 of 2007 (Commercial) 9 of 2007 (Commercial) 1.1.5 2.4.4.4 2.6.1.8 19.2.1

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S.No. 17. 18 19 20 9 of 2008 (Commercial) Report No. Audit Para No. 4.2.2 3.7.1 2.4.4.6 2.4.4.4 PSUs Non official Directors on the board of unlisted government companies Observation on quality of financial statements Subject Current Status Pending Pending Pending with audit

Qualifications on the accounts of unlisted government Pending with companies including deemed government companies audit by the statutory auditors Internal control over financial reporting Compliance with Accounting Standards Pending with audit Pending with audit

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S.No. 1. 2. 2. 3. Report No. 2 of 2004 1 of 2008 1 of 2008 Para No. 10.1 15.1 15.2

Table 21.2 Subject Recovery at the instance of audit (Special Jute Development Fund) Non-completion of Urban Haats Deficient Property management (NCJD)

Current Status Pending with Audit Pending with Audit Pending with Audit

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Outstanding contingent advances Unnecessary expenditure (NCJD) Non recovery of grant under the scheme for setting up of Handloom Development Centre & Quality dyeing units Recovery at the instance of audit

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Pending with Audit Catalytic Development Programme of Central Silk Board

Role of National Centre for Jute Diversification in promotion of Jute Diversified Products

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Group A S.No. Office/Organization The Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. O/o The Textile Commissioner Central Wool Development Board O/o the DC(Handloom) & its organization National Textile Corporation Ltd. The Cotton Corporation of India Ltd. Central Silk Board SardarvallabhBhaiPatel International School of Textiles & management O/o the Commissioner of Payment The Jute Corporation Of India O/o Jute Commissioner The British India Corporation Ltd. National Jute Board National Handloom Development Corporation Limited SS No. of PWD 47 ---Group B SS No. of PWD 78 --SS 68 Group C No. of PWD 2
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CHAPTER-XXIII RESULTS FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT (RFD) (2011-2012)


he Results Framework Document (RFD) includes policies, programs and projects and success indicators and targets to measure progress in implementing them. The vision, mission, objectives and functions are also indicated in the document. As per the RFD for the year 2011-12, the major objectives of the Ministry are the following.

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To develop Handlooms sector, increase handloom exports and welfare of weavers with additions of 5000-7000 new looms and an increase of 5-6% in the export of Handloom products. To develop Handicrafts Sector, increase handicraft exports and welfare of artisans.

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To achieve sustainable growth, modernization, value addition, increase in exports and overall development of the Textiles sector in the country with an addition of 20-22 lac spindles and 2000025000 automatic shuttleless looms and a processing capacity of 15-20 thousand lakh sq. meters. To ensure integrated development and promotion of Jute sector with a 5-6% increase in Jute fibre Production. To promote growth, development and exports in Sericulture & Silk sector with 21000-22000 Metric Tons of raw silk production. To strengthen Textile & Fashion education. To promote growth and development of Technical Textiles in IndiaImplementation of Technology Mission on Technical Textiles. To develop Wool & Woollen textiles sector and increase in exports of woollen products with a 4-5% increase in production. To develop and modernize the decentralized Powerlooms sector.

10. To improve the functioning & performance of PSUs with adoption of 110-120 new cluster & social security cover to 8-9 lakh artisans. 11. To ensure efficient functioning of the RFD System. 12. To improve internal efficiency/ responsiveness/service delivery of Ministry. 13. Ensuring compliance to the Financial Accountability Framework. The Performance Evaluation Report (PER) 2010-11 as uploaded on the Result Framework Management System of the Performance Management Division of the Cabinet Secretariat on 02.05.11, secured a composite score of 93.87% for the Ministry. More detailed information may be seen on the website (http://ministryoftextiles. gov.in).

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Transparency of information is vital to the functioning of democracy. The institution of Transparency Officer is in fact an administrative arrangement for promotion

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of institutional transparency within the public authority through proactive and effective implementation of the provisions of section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. Shri N.D. George, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Textiles has been designated as Transparency officer for the Ministry. The following are the main responsibilities of the Transparency officer: 1. Work as interface between the Commission vis--vis the public authority. Implement the Commissions directive dated 15.11.2010 regarding pro-active disclosures under section 4 of RTI Act. Regular monitoring of decisions of the CIC. Work as contact point for the CPIO/ FAA/Divisional Heads. Promote good management practices within the organization centered on transparency. 6. Devise transparency indices for various wings of the public authority. Help to set up facilitation centers within the premises of the public authority. Work for record management, its classification and indexing, digitization, networking etc. Prepare information matrix based on RTI applications.

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