Ministry of Textiles proposes to hold Pan India camps for weavers and artisans

Aug 29, 2017 12:19 IST
Ministry of Textiles proposes to hold Pan India camps for weavers and artisans

The Ministry of Textiles on 28 August 2017 proposed to organise Pan India camps in handlooms and handicrafts clusters, under the ‘Hastkala Sahyog Shivir’ initiative.

According to an official release, the camps will be organized between 7 and 17 October 2017. The initiative is dedicated to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay ‘Garib Kalyan Varsh’, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay - late senior leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the present day Bharatiya Janata Party.

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The following services will be provided to the weavers and artisans in these camps:

• Issuance of credit facilities through MUDRA scheme

• Assistance for technological enhancement under Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata

• Distribution of modern tool kits and equipments

• Issuance of Yarn Pass Book

• Enrollment under IGNOU/NIOS courses

• Access to Common Service Centre facilities

• Buyer-seller meets and expos

Further, the proposed camps will be organized in more than 200 handloom Block Level Clusters and Weavers’ Service Centres and more than 200 handicraft clusters in collaboration with State Governments.

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