The scheme is aimed at development of exportable products and their marketing. Under the scheme financial assistance is being provided for product development (Export Oriented), up gradation of skill, design development, buyers& sellers meet, publicity through catalogues, journals, participation in foreign trade fairs etc. with the object of increasing export of handloom products.
To facilitate the marketing of the Handloom products of the State & District Level Fairs & Festivals are regularly organised
State Level Fairs & Festivals (Central Sector)
District Level Fairs & Festivals (Central Sector)
(A) State Level Fairs & Festivals (Central Sector)
No. of Events held/to be held
(B) District Level Fairs & Festivals (Central Sector)
No. of Events held/to be held
Mill Gate Price Scheme for Supply of Yarns etc.
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
Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985
In order to protect the Handloom sector from Powerloom & Mill Sector following items are exclusively reserved for production in Handlooms only.
Sarees with Extra Warp & Extra Weft Designs, Sarees with Solid coloured Woven Boarder,Tie and Dye Sarees.( Not applicable in case 100% Synthetic Sarees, Sarees with more 45% weight of Man Made Fiber/Yarn, Crepe, Chiffon, Chinon, Georgettes and Cotton Voile, Grey/Bleached Silk Sarees having border in extra warp design)
Dhuti ( Not applicable for Dhoties made out of 100% Synthetic Fiber/Yarn Dhoties made in blends or union with more 45% by weight of man made fiber/yarn)
Towel Gamcha & Angabastram
Jamakkalam Durry or Durret
Barrack, Blanket, Kambal or Kamblies
Shawl, Loi, Muffler
This gives the assurance of production in Handlooms. The scheme is being implemented by the Textiles Committee, Kolkata
Spinning mills under the Administrative control of MSSET Department
There are six spinning mills under the administrative control of MSSET Deptt. Out of six spinning mills – Kangsabati Coop. Spinning Mills has been producing acrylic yarn while other spinning mills including Tamralipta Coop.Spinning Mills produce cotton hank yarn and cone yarn for Handloom, Powerloom & Hosiery industries. Meanwhile Kalyani Spinning Mills has started production of cotton yarn of higher count.
Equity to Apex/Central Marketing Organisations.
At present there is only one central marketing organization for rendering marketing support to Primary Weavers Coop. societies and handloom artisans working outside cooperatives, namely The West Bengal State Handloom Weavers Coop. Society Ltd. (Tantuja) renders marketing support to Primary Weavers Coop. societies and handloom artisans working outside cooperatives.
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