Indian Economy and Issues Relating To Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.

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 NATIONAL HANDLOOM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (NHDP)

Important points:

  • It is a central sector scheme to support weavers both within and outside the cooperative fold including Self Help Groups, NGOs, etc.
  • It follows a need-based approach for integrated and holistic development of handlooms and welfare of handloom weavers.
  • It supports weavers in getting raw materials, design inputs, technology up-gradation, marketing , support through exhibitions, create permanent infrastructure in the form of Urban Haats, marketing complexes, development of web portal for e-marketing of handloom products, etc.
  • With this the weavers have been benefited by waivers of overdue loans, availing loans at concessional rates, participation in exhibitions/fairs/craft melas for marketing handloom products, upgradation of looms and training to improve their earnings.

Chief components of the scheme include:

  1. Block level cluster projects
  2. Handloom marketing assistance
  3. Concessional credit
  4. Handloom census (data regarding handloom weavers, number of handlooms, number of handlooms engaged in commercial and domestic use, etc.)
  5. Some of the other components include handloom parks, research and development, publicity, training, etc

SOURCE:PIB

 

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