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Reported by – Saugat Das Textile Design Department National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad.
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The MSME’s sector’s contribution to country’s GDP is eight percent.06 billion for execution of the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) Scheme during 2010-11 fiscal. The Scheme is intended at generation of employment by way of establishment of micro enterprises. 9. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Minister Dinsha Patel informed that. 9. both belonging to general category. Under the PMEGP Scheme.06 billion that has been set aside for the purpose in accordance with the budgetary estimates. India has around 26 million MSME’s of which 18. Under the Scheme.36 billion is intended to be given as margin money subsidy. 39. subsidy to the extent of 15 percent of the project cost will be provided to the urban entrepreneurs and 25 percent to rural entrepreneurs. the nodal agency that has been assigned the task to implement the Scheme.SUPPORT SCHEMES UNDER TEXTILE COMMITTEE PRIME MINISTER’S EMPLOYMENT GENERATION PROGRAMME (PMEGP) SCHEME. while it contributes 45 percent of the country’s manufactured output and 30 percent of all exports. it has set aside Rs. 2 . 8. While. entrepreneurs from weaker section of the society could avail this subsidy to the extent of 25 percent of the project cost for establishments in urban areas and 35 percent for rural areas. and has also set targets for them.507 units in 2008-09. the Minister said. Micro.6 million are in service sector. delegated the job to its field officers and the Khadi and Village Industries Boards of different states. which even includes industrial units in rural areas. of the total amount of Rs.335 units were provided assistance during 200910. as against 25. Rs. The government recently stated that.
Training of handicrafts artisans through such Institutions will bring in systematic approach for continuous and sustainable development of artisans community. Conducting Seminars/Workshops 3 . fruitful employment. The Objectives of the Project1.e. carpet weaving etc. Embroidery artisans shall get benefit of tailoring etc. Training through Institutions 2. tailoring. The Human Resource Development Scheme has been formulated to provide qualified and trained workforce capable of establishing a strong production base coupled with improvement. Training in Innovative Designs 3. as well as strong production base for meeting the short production cycle of International market. welding. Handicrafts artisans shall get the benefit of exposure/interaction with the other courses allied to the crafts i. wood carvers shall get the benefit of carpentry. processes and innovative designs to meet present day market requirements. quality and use of appropriate techniques.DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER (HANDICRAFTS) A) HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT SCHEME . who are imparting skill based training such as carpentry. Training of Artisans 4. To enhance the existing skill as well as to add the additional skill to Handicrafts artisans through existing vocational institutions/Industrial Training Institutes/Polytechnics etc.
between the age group of 18-60 years. whether male or female. D) CREDIT GUREENTY SCHEME – The objective of the scheme is to alleviate the problems of collateral security or third party guarantee and remove implements to flow of credit in the handicraft sector.B) BABASAHIB AMBEDKAR HASTASHILP VIKAS YOJNA – This scheme aims at promoting Indian handicrafts by developing artisans clusters into professionally managed and self-reliant community enterprises on the principles of effective member participation and mutual cooperation. The main thrust is on a projective need based approach for integrated development of potential handicrafts clusters with participation of the craft persons at all stages of implementation of the scheme with the ultimate objective of their empowerment and hence sustainability. The scheme is being implemented under the umbrella of Credit Guarantee Scheme for Small Industries managed by credit Guarantee 4 . C) BIMA YOJNA FOR HANDICRAFT ARTISANS- The objective of "BIMA YOJANA FOR HANDICRAFTS ARTISANS" is to provide life insurance protection to the Handicrafts Artisans.
25 lakhs. and to meet the administrative expenditure of Carpet Weaving Training Centre in J&K and 23 cane & Bamboo departmentally run training centers. 18. aesthetic and promotional aspects of 5 .75 lakhs for the loans upto Rs. Under this scheme credit guarantee cover of upto 75% of the credit facility is provided subject to maximum of Rs. F) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHEMEThe main objective of the scheme is to have a regular system of feedback of economic. training programmes. NGO etc. to face the challenges of liberalized era and utilize the opportunities created as well as to strengthen and improve delivery mechanism by providing them exposure and training in the relevant sphere of activities. The other components of the scheme aims to prepare the NGOs. social.Fund Trust for Small Industries (CGTSI) with an objective to alleviate the problem of collateral security or 3rd party guarantee and remove implements to flow of credit to handicrafts sector. E) TRAINING AND EXTENSION SCHEME- The main objective of this scheme is to enhance the capacity building artisans. Apex Bodies and Cooperatives etc. field This is possible only through in India and abroad. visits workshops/seminars and undertaking capacity building measures for NGOs/Artisans etc.
generate feedback on This Scheme was introduced to social. G) EXPORT PROMOTIONAL SCHEME – The objective of the scheme is to promote export of handicrafts including hand knotted carpets and floor covering from Indian. Initiatives such as identification of handicrafts concentration area for development of exportable products. This office has been implementing the scheme called Research and Development on all India basis since the time it 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. prevailing 6 . taste and fashion. Research and Development Scheme was introduced in 195657 as Central Sector Scheme. aesthetic and economic. promotional aspects of various crafts and artisans in the sector. undertaking research and studies in order to identify markets abroad. The scheme has been continued for implementation during the Eleventh five year plan.various crafts and artisans in this sector and to address the issues arising out of WTO stipulation case.
exposure of the practicing craftsmen for developments taking place in the field of Design. Development of new designs and prototypes. revival of rate crafts to preserve the traditional heritage. and addressing the issues emerging out of the liberalized and post WTO era would be undertaken under this scheme. recognition of master craftsperson. preservation of traditional art & crafts of high aesthetic value. etc.. development of new design of prototypes.designs etc. The objective of the scheme is to provide adequate support to sponsored institutions. upgadation of artisans skills through Design and technology intervention. technology. I) MEGA CLUSTER SCHEME (COMPREHENSIVE HANDICRAFTS CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (CHCDS)7 . improvement and diversification of products. management skills and packaging supply of improved tools and equipment to the crafts persons revival of languishing crafts to preserve traditional heritage heritage. supply of improved/modern equipments to the craft persons. H) DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY UPGRADATION SCHEMEDesign & Technology Upgradation scheme aims at upgradation of artisans skills. providing adequate infrastructure support to State Design Centres etc. market intelligence. participation in exhibitions etc.
v. iii. adhering to quality and product standardization.The broad objectives of the proposed program are as follows: i. which are pre-requisites of global markets. To provide requisite support/ linkages in terms of adequate infrastructure. product diversification. technology. To generate additional livelihood opportunities to the people through specific intervention in segmental sub sector industry and increase the incomes to the artisans/craftsmen already engaged in this sector. iv. raw material banks. This will build a supply system that is geared to responding to large-scale orders. 8 . social security and other components that are vital for sustainability of artisans/craftsmen engaged in the Handicrafts sector. To ensure effective integration of scattered artisans. design development. building their grass roots enterprises and linking them to SMEs in the sector to build critical mass for customized interventions and ensure economies of scale in operations. marketing & promotion. ii. Convergence of the resources available under various ongoing schemes of the Central Government. To enhance the competitiveness of selected two clusters in terms of increased market share and ensuring increased productivity by higher unit value realization of the products.
beneficiary artisans & their groups. Consequently. Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in the form of collaboration between the Central/State Governments. 9 . modernization of the machinery and product diversification. financially creditworthy & commercially linked marketing enterprises and the financial Institutions. Mega cluster approach is a Drive to scale up the infrastructural and production chain at Handicrafts clusters which have remained unorganized and have not kept pace with the modernization and development that have been taking place so far. furthered by brand building of the native products hold the key to creating a niche market for the products manufactured by the clusters. designing of the interventions and their implementation. there has not been any addition of fresh impetus of development and optimum realization of output in the handicrafts sector. Innovative manufacturing as well as designing know-how. The prospects of this sector lie in infrastructural Upgradation. Proactive and strong technical and program management assistance for capacity building. which is not only the backbone of long traditional heritage and cultural linkages. through a competent professional agency. vii.vi.
Thus. addressing the problem of infrastructure bottlenecks by suggesting continuation of the sector specific infrastructure schemes has been the focus of attention.The proposed programme is expected to support the Upgradation of infrastructural facilities coupled with market linkages and product diversification. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). integrated infrastructure development has been the policy focus in recent times. The cluster-based approach is increasingly being recognized as one of the strategies for cost effective. Handicrafts clusters are located in clearly identifiable geographical locations (clusters) that specialize in specific products. It is in this background it is proposed to launch a new Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development scheme (CHCDS) Growth foci for spatial development in rural mosaic towards spiral percolation through partnership. the world over. Keeping in view the fact that the export value realization of Handicrafts products is quite high. The objective is to maintain "social equilibrium" through raising the living standards of millions of poor artisans located in far flung areas of the country as well as employment generation. 10 . inclusive. medium or even the small scale industry. several Ministries of Central Government and the State Governments have launched sector specific cluster based schemes. Recognizing this. with close linkages and inter dependence amongst the key players in the cluster. The multiplicity in production in tiny units along with geographical wide spread base has resulted into higher level of levies marring the competitiveness in international market. There has been a paradigm shift vis-à-vis this largely household industry and efforts are now being made to tap its potential with an integrated approach while appreciating the very factors that differentiate the sector from large. sustainable and integrated development of Micro.
Since the Health Insurance Scheme of Ministry of Labour for BPL Workers had not been fully implemented in the entire country. The matter was taken up with Ministries of Labour and Finance and both these Ministries have given their consent for implementing RGSSBY in 2009-10 for all categories of Artisans i. Government of India has also been providing equity to the NHDC for strengthening its activities. Therefore. including artisans belongs to BPL families. 11 .J)RAJIV GANDHI SHILPI SWASTHYA BIMA YOJANARajiv 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 his wife and two children also. SUPPORT SCHEME UNDER MINISTRY OF TEXTILES A) MILL GATE PRICE SCHEME- The objective of this component is to make available all types of yarn at Mill Gate Price to the eligible handloom weavers so as to facilitate regular supply of basic raw materials to the handloom sector and help utilize the full employment potential of the sector.e. it was proposed that RGSSBY should be implemented in 2009-10 for BPL artisans as well so as to ensure the BPL artisans covered in the first 2 years of the 11th plan do not get deprive of the benefits available under RGSSBY in the 3rd year of the Plan.
SUPPORT SCHEME UNDER CENTRAL SILK BOARDR E S CATALYTIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME The Central Silk Board has been implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme viz. B) HANDLOOM MARK SCHEME- Handloom Textiles constitute a timeless facet of the rich cultural Heritage of India. implementation of the Mill Gate Price Scheme. during 2007-08 and the contribution of handloom to the total cloth/textile production. The production of handloom fabrics is estimated to be approximately 6947 million sq. The Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) is a unique and effective tool for transfer of technologies in the field evolved by the research institutes. comprising Handloom. Thus. this scheme titled Mill Gate Price Scheme has two components. 12 .e. (i) Supply of yarn at Mill Gate Price and (ii) Investment in NHDC. the handloom sector occupies a place second only to agriculture in providing livelihood to the people. As an economic activity. namely. "Catalytic Development Programme" in collaboration with the respective State Sericulture Departments from IX Plan.Since strengthening of NHDC by enhancing its capital base is an integral part of its main activity i. It is estimated that handloom industry provides employment to 65 lakh workforce directly and indirectly and there are about 35 lakh looms spread all over India. Mill and Powerloom sectors during the year 2007-08 is estimated to be about 16%. mtrs. it has been considered appropriate to merge the component of Investment in NHDC with the Mill Gate Price Scheme.
involvement of all categories of farmers and introduction of new technologies.The Central Silk Board had formulated a number of schemes/components under Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) and implemented during IX Plan to motivate States to increase productivity and quality besides providing market support. development of farm infrastructure.34 crores towards implementation of the Catalytic Development Programme in the country. During X Plan. CSB has spent / released an amount of Rs. 13 . the CDP has made a steady progress in terms of coverage of geographical areas under sericulture. as against the approved outlay of Rs. The components under CDP were together aimed at development and expansion of host plantations. the implementation of Catalytic Development Programme was continued during X Plan with certain modifications by giving greater thrust to Bivoltine silk and market orientation to Vanya sectors.264.244. During the X Plan.47 crores. To boost the production of quality silk in the Country. enterprise development programme etc. upgradation of reeling & processing technologies in silk.
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