Odisha government launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

Aug 8, 2016 12:12 IST

The Odisha government on 7 August 2016 launched a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers, ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, to mark the National Handlooms Day.

‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’

• Under the scheme all weavers above the age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of 500 rupees, and those above 80 years would get 700 rupees.

• The scheme is aimed at improving the financial condition of over 8000 weavers, who have been working in this field for the last 20 years.

• The pension amounts would be directly sent to the beneficiaries bank accounts.

On the occasion, chief minister Naveen Patnaik also gave away awards to weavers' cooperative societies who have been relentlessly promoting and producing the traditional weaves of Odisha.

As per reports, Odisha a home of nearly 1.5 lakh weavers including 78% women engaged in handloom production produces handloom fabrics worth 160 crore rupees. Some handloom products of Odisha include tie and dye, Sambalpuri, Khandua, Berhampuri Pata, Saktapar sari, Maniabandha, Bomkai and others.

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