1. Development of Handloom Through Primary Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Societies
i) Government Share Participation in PHWCS
(Outlay: Rs. 150.00 lakh)
The scheme is meant for enhancing the Net Disposable Resources position of the Handloom co-operative societies for creating assets and meeting a part of their immediate working capital requirements. At present the share participation by Government is provided in cottage type/factory type/SC/ST societies @ 2, 3 & 5 times of the share taken by members respectively. The maximum amount of share participation is Rs. 5.00 lakh per society per annum. It is proposed to assist at least 30 PHWCS in the financial year 2013-14 and 5% of the fund will be utilized for Handloom Societies formed by women weave.
An outlay of Rs. 150.00 lakh is earmarked for this scheme in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
ii) Marketing and Export Promotion Scheme
(Outlay: Rs. 300.00 lakh)
The scheme aim to provide following assistance to the handloom co-operative societies, Hantex and Hanveev to develop market of handloom products and promote handloom products.
|Export Incentive @ 20% of the exports turn over subject to a maximum of Rs. 20.00 lakh||Rs. 20 lakh|
|Conducting 400 exhibitions each by Hantex/Hanveev||Rs. 30 lakh|
|Conducting 300 exhibitions by PHWCS||Rs. 40 lakh|
|Conducting ‘Regional Handloom Expos’ by the Directorate during festival periods, conducing Buyer Seller meets, andto meet additional expenses if any for expos organized under Government of India assistance||Rs. 60 lakh|
|Assistance to Hantex/Hanveev/PHWCS to participate innational and international fairs/Exhibition the year 2013-14||Rs. 100 lakh|
|Assistance is given for making Exquisite Handloom Products and giving award||Rs. 10 lakh|
|Assistance to set up showroom by handloom Clusters/societies for marketing handloom products||Rs. 30 lakh|
|Assistance to make linkage with major buyer and retailers with Handloom societies, Hantex, Hanveev and individual weavers||Rs. 10 lakh|
An outlay of Rs. 300.00 lakh is included in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the implementation of the above programme.
iii) Training and Skill Development Programme
(Outlay: Rs. 285.00 lakh)
An existing scheme Skill Upgradation Training for Handloom Weavers ismerged to the scheme Skill development programme and the objective of the scheme is to provide training to ‘staff and workers’ in PHWCS for developing ‘their skills’ and productivity and to develop inherent artistic skills of the traditional weavers for bringing out unique designs and imperative value added and diversified handloom products.
All the training & Skill Development Programmes are to be carried out through reputed national/State Institutes and other enlisted agencies/organizations such as IIHT, CMD, IMG etc.
An outlay of Rs. 285.00 lakh is provided for the financial year 2013-14 for the implementation of the scheme, of which 60% of the fund is intended to be utilized for women weavers.
2. Development of Handloom Through Hantex, Hanveev and Raw Material Bank
1) Quality Raw Material for Weavers
(Outlay: Rs. 350.00 lakh)
The scheme is for ensuring timely supply of quality raw materials at reasonable cost to weavers. Hank yarn subsidy is given to Hantex, Hanveev and yarn banks, @ 10% of the purchase price of dyes and chemicals and margin money loan for working capital is given to Raw Material Banks. At present hank yarn subsidy is being given at a rate of Rs. 25 per Kg for yarn counts below 40 s, Rs. 30/- per Kg for yarn counts below 80s and Rs. 40/- per Kg above that.
An outlay of Rs. 100.00 lakh is provided as Grant and Rs. 250.00 lakh as Loan for the financial year 2013-14 for giving above assistance to 5 yarn banks, Hantex and Hanveev.
2) Share Participation to Hantex & Hanveev
(Outlay: Rs. 1000.00 lakh)
The scheme aims share participation to Hantex and Hanveev in the ratio of 3:2 for strengthening their capital base and making them eligible for more cash credit facilities from financial institutions. The outlay is provided for utilizing the assistance for skill upgradation programmes, design development and working capital.
An outlay of Rs. 1000.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the purpose.
3) Contributory Thrift Fund Scheme
(Outlay: Rs. 70.00 lakh)
The scheme intended to provide assistance to the weavers for meeting expenses on marriage and children’s education expenses towards taking share in the society, purchase of house site, construction/purchase/alteration/repairs of their houses etc. 50% of the fund is intended to be utilized for women weavers. The scheme will cover 20,000 weaver beneficiaries. As per the scheme, minimum 8% of wages is recovered from weaver and equal contribution is provided by Government. The scheme is implemented through the Directorate of Handloom & Textiles.
An outlay of Rs. 70.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the scheme.
4) Modernization of Handloom Societies, Hantex, Hanveev and promotion of value added products
(Outlay: Rs. 820.00 lakh)
The four existing schemes ‘Modernization of Handloom Societies and promoting high value products and value added products’, ‘Revitalization and strengthening of Handloom Co-operatives, Apex Societies and Handloom Development Corporation’, Upgradation to Powerloom / Modernization of Factory Type Societies’ and ‘Partial Mechanisation of Preloom Processing and grant for replacement of loom accessories’ are merged to a new scheme’ Modernization of Handloom Societies, Hantex, Hanveev and promotion of value added products’.
The components of the scheme proposed are:
· An outlay of Rs. 200.00 lakh is provided for Modernization of handloom society, and encourage PHWCS to produce innovative products, high value products and value added products in handloom sector. As per this scheme, assistance is provided as grant for renovation/re-building of the factory building / shed including electrification, product and design development for manufacturing new/innovative products with a ceiling of 2% of the goods produced annually, and for creating pre-loom processing facility for dyeing, warping and sizing for Factory type Handloom co-operative societies and Handloom societies having common work shed. Other assistance is provided only for factory type PHWCS.
· An outlay of Rs. 75.00 lakh is included in the Annual Budget to provide assistance to factory type and cottage type co-operative societies, to acquire machinery and equipment, product design and development, conduct training to produce high value products and value added products in handloom sector. The assistance is limited to 30 PHWCS during 2013-14.
· The scheme also proposes to provide an amount of Rs. 30.00 lakh as margin money loan corresponding to 25% of working capital.
· Grant assistance is being given to Hantex & Hanveev, to modernize marketing outlets (@ 20 lakh per outlet), set up pre loom and post loom facilities, develop brand equity and improve marketing skills of persons working in the show rooms. Out of a total outlay of Rs. 365.00 lakh is provided for this purpose, Rs. 200.00 lakh for Hantex and Rs. 165.00 lakh for Hanveev. An amount of Rs. 50.00 lakh is also provided for revitalization of primary factory type handloom weavers societies.
· A total outlay of Rs. 100.00 lakh is also included for giving assistance to the co-operatives societies in the form of 100% grant for Partial mechanization of pre-loom processing such as winding, warping, sizing and procuring and installing spool warping machine etc. (scheme presumes that 5 societies will be benefited) and grant assistance to weavers of the societies @ Rs. 2400/- for the replacement of their loom accessories like steel reeds and shuttles etc. during the financial year 2013-14. The scheme aims to provide assistance for 500 weavers during 2013-14 and 60% of the beneficiaries will be women.
A total outlay of Rs. 820.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the scheme.
5) Technology Upgradation and Transfer of New Technologies to Handloom Weavers/Workers
(Outlay: Rs. 80.00 lakh)
Technology upgradation is needed for improving quality of handloom products and increasing productivity. This scheme is for making improvement in looms, upgrading/ adopting new technology in dyeing, sizing, processing and printing; modernization of warping yarn sizing facilities, application of IT in production, marketing, quality development, brand creation and technology build up for value addition. Collection and dissemination of National and international technologies/designs will also be included under this scheme. The scheme aims to provide assistance to 40 PHWCS during 2013-14 under guidance of IIHT, Kannur.
An outlay of Rs. 80.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the scheme.
6) Promotion of Master Weavers to set up Production Units
(Outlay: Rs. 30.00 lakh)
The scheme aims to provide assistance to 25 trained Master weavers to setup production units with loan assistance from bank for establishing a Handloom unit with at least 10 looms. The scheme intends to provide grant assistance for Construction of sheds, purchase of looms/accessories, design inputs, margin money for working capital and training to Master Weavers and weavers.
An outlay of Rs. 30.00 lakh is provided for the scheme in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
7) Training, Study and Propaganda of Handloom and assistance for propagation of Handloom Mark Scheme
(Outlay: Rs. 273.00 lakh)
The existing scheme ‘Assistance for propagation of Handloom March Scheme – Quality concept in Handloom’ is merged in to the scheme ‘Training, Study and Propaganda’.
The Scheme is mainly intended for propagating the use of Handloom clothes for creating awareness among the public inside as well as outside the State and the country. Preparation of project proposals, training to staff, conduct seminars and workshops in association with Textile Committee, assist Government in Policy formulation, purchase of Office equipments, software development are also included in the scheme. The Preparation of Project Proposals, conducting of study in Handlooms, training to staff, Seminars and workshops etc. will be implemented in association with IIHT, Textile Committee and Weavers Service Center etc. The scheme also envisages a state-wide propaganda for creating awareness among the public regarding the use of handloom clothes.
An outlay of Rs. 23.00 lakh is included in the Budget to provide grant assistance to the primary handloom weavers co-operative societies, Hantex/Hanveev to get them registered under Handloom mark scheme. Under this, 100% amount of the registration fee and 75% of cost of labels will be reimbursed to the HWCS/Hantex/Hanveev on a quarterly basis. At least 225 PHWCS, Hantex, Hanveev are expected to get benefit of the scheme. It is also to be utilized for making awareness among the customers on handloom mark.
An outlay of Rs. 273.00 lakh is provided for this scheme in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
8) Establishment of IIHT at Kannur (Outlay: Rs. 800.00 lakh)
The project to establish an Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Kannur had been approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 11.54 Crore, out of which the One Time Central Assistance of Government of India is Rs. 3.952 Crore. For implementing the scheme an outlay of Rs. 355.00 lakh was provided in the year 2010-11 and Rs. 350.00 lakh in 2011-12. An amount of Rs. 449.00 lakh has been provided in the current year’s budget. IIHT has started functioning and the first batch of the diploma course was started in June 2011. Construction work is going on. As per AICTE norms 10 acres campus is required for setting up an institute. At present, IIHT has only 4.13 acres of land and intends to purchase 5.47 acres of land owned by ESI corporation which is adjacent to the IIHT. Thus as per the revised project report, the total cost of project comes to Rs. 19.76 Crore.
An outlay of Rs. 800.00 lakh is provided to set up IIHT, Kannur in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
9) Self Employment under Handloom Sector (Outlay: Rs. 50.00 lakh)
The scheme envisages to attract new generation entrepreneurs to the sector. It aims for preserving the age old heritage and promoting 25 units owned by individuals or partnership, in outside Co-operative sector. The scheme intends to provide training on handloom weaving and management and provide margin money assistance to set up units. Those entrepreneurs with 10 years experience in handloom weaving or having diploma in handloom or textile technology are preferable under this scheme. It is targeted to setup 5 enterprises during the year 2013-14.
An outlay of Rs. 50.00 lakh is provided for the implementation of the scheme in the Annual Budget 2013-14
10) Weavers/allied workers motivation programme
(Outlay: Rs. 300.00 lakh)
The scheme aims to motivate weavers/allied workers to improve productivity by providing attractive incentives for additional work based on approved guidelines. The scheme aims to provide assistance to 25000 weavers/allied workers during 2013-14.
An outlay of Rs. 300.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the implementation of the scheme.
11) Establishment of Handloom village and Integrated Handloom Village
(Outlay: Rs. 200.00 lakh)
The scheme intends to showcase the rich old craftsmanship, evolution of the industry in the region where the weavers are concentrated, and a total overview of the processes of activity. Assistance will be provided for building infrastructure for establishing Handloom village and Integrated Handloom Villages in the state.
An outlay of Rs. 200.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 for the implementation of the scheme.
12) Assistance to the expansion of K. Karunakaran memorial Co-operative spinning mills (Mala), Malabar (Malcotex) co-operative spinning mills and technology upgradation of Priyadarsini Co-operative spinning mill
(Outlay: Rs. 800.00 lakh)
The scheme envisages to avail loan assistance for the setting up of 25000 spindles in two stages at K. Karunakaran memorial co-operative spinning mills (Mala), expansion programme of malcotex and technology upgradation programme of Priyadarsini co-operative spinning mills.
It is proposed that in the first stage at K. Karunakaran Memorial Co-operative Spinning Mills (Mala) 6000 spindles will be setup and in the 2nd stage 19000 spindles will be setup in the mill with NCDC assistance in the 2nd phase. Out of the total project cost of the first stage of Rs. 1636.53 lakh an amount of Rs. 400.28 lakh has already been provided in the budget 2012-13 and an outlay of Rs. 200.00 lakh is provided for the project in the financial year 2013-14.
The Government has already provided and amount of Rs. 2710.09 lakh for the expansion programme of Malabar Co-operative Textile Mills (Malcotex) against the total project cost of Rs. 4217.62 lakh. An outlay of Rs. 250.00 lakh is provided for the year 2013-14 for the expansion programme of the mill.
An outlay of Rs. 350.00 lakh is provided in the year 2013-14 for the technology upgradation and overhauling of machinery attached to Priyadarsini Co-operative spinning mills against the total project cost of Rs. 3716.00 lakh.
A total outlay of Rs. 800.00 lakh is provided for the above projects in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
13) Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS)
Integrated Handloom Development Scheme has been formulated as Centrally Sponsored Scheme by merging the components, with modifications, of the four schemes implemented during the 10th Plan. It is necessary to facilitate Handloom Weavers to meet the challenges of a globalised environment and empower them to chart out a sustainable path for growth and diversification in line with the emerging market trends. The Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) is an attempt to facilitate the sustainable development of handloom weavers located in and outside identified handloom clusters in to a cohesive self managing and competitive Socio-Economic Unit. The scheme has three parts, as detailed below.
A) Development of Clusters having Loom-age-300 – 500 (State Share)
(Outlay: Rs. 34.50 lakh)
Cluster development approach focuses on the functioning of weavers groups. Each group covering 300-500 looms are eligible for financial assistance under this component. In the 12th plan it is proposed to be set up 25 more clusters. It is expected to develop 10 clusters during the year 2013-14. One cluster needs Rs. 60.00 lakh. Out of which 80% will be contributed by Central Government. An outlay of Rs. 34.50 lakh is provided as state share for the year 2013-14.
B) Group Approach for Development of Handlooms (State Share)
(Outlay: Rs. 5.00 lakh)
Handloom Weavers who are not covered by cluster scheme will be benefited by a Group Approach. A Group should have preferably 10 weavers or more, which can be in the form of SHG, PWCS and other independent / individual weavers in groups. Assistance to such a group of weavers will be provided for Basic inputs, Skill upgradation, Construction of work shed etc. 192 groups are identified in the state for getting benefits under the Group approach for development of handlooms. 21 Groups are approved by Government of India and released the 1st and 2nd installment. Entire amount has been received from Government of India for 21 groups. In the 12th plan; it is proposed to develop 30 groups under this scheme. Project cost of one group is around Rs. 10.00 lakh, 85% of which will be contributed by Government of India and 10% will be contributed by the State.
An outlay of Rs. 5.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 as State Share for the scheme.
C) Financial assistance to Handloom Organizations Marketing Incentive (50% State Share)
(Outlay: Rs. 200.00 lakh)
Marketing incentive is given to the handloom agencies for setting conditions, which are conducive to marketing of handloom products. The State Handloom Corporation, Apex Co-operative Societies and PHWCS are eligible for assistance as Marketing Incentives. Financial assistance provided is 10% average sales turnover of last three years. Sharing of the quantum of assistance is on a 50:50 basis between Government of India and State.
An outlay of Rs. 200.00 lakh is provided as State Share for the scheme in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
14) Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme
a) Group Insurance, Scheme for Handloom Weavers (Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana) (State Share)
(Outlay: 18.00 lakh)
Under the new Insurance Scheme Mahatma Gandhi Bunker Bima Yojana, out of the total premium of Rs. 330 per Weaver, Rs. 100 will be provided by LIC of India Rs. 150 by GOI directly to LIC of India and the balance amount of Rs. 80 is the weaver’s contributions which will be met by the State Government. It is estimated that 22500 weavers can be included in the scheme during 2013-14.
An outlay of Rs. 18.00 lakh is provided for this purpose as state share, in the Annual Budget 2013-14.
15) Revival, Reform and Restructuring Package for Handloom Sector (20% State Share)
(Outlay: Rs. 500.00 lakh)
The objective of the scheme is to revive the handloom sector by one time write off loans extended by banks to handloom weavers and handloom weavers’ co-operative societies. The package aims at restructuring of viable and potentially viable Primary Weavers Co-operative Societies (PWCS) and state level Apex Weavers Co-operative Societies (AWCS) and institutions. This is a centrally sponsored scheme with a ratio of 80:20 assistance. The central share is provided directly to the financial institutions like NABARD. The state share is to be released only on approving the project by Government of India.
An outlay of Rs. 500.00 lakh is provided in the Annual Budget 2013-14 as state share for this scheme.
16. Detailed survey on Handloom Industry in Kerala in consultation with SPB
(Outlay: Rs. 50.00 lakh)
The objective of the scheme is to ascertain both physical as well as financial structure of the handloom sector in Kerala. The implementation of the project shall be in consultation with State Planning Board. The aim is to obtain the details regarding; the number of household and non household weaving units, production of handloom textiles, type of looms, consumption of yarn, number of working days, earnings of the members etc. from among the members of handloom units in public/co-operative/private/corporate sector. The scheme will provide assistance to meet the expenses related to the survey.
An outlay of Rs. 50.00 lakh is provided for the implementation of the scheme in the Annual Budget 2013-14.