Handloom Sector



Handlooms Sector:

The handloom sector is one of the major industries that has vital role in Textile Industry. It is the second-highest industry that provides employment opportunities to people after agriculture. The sector has share of 13% of the total cloth production in the country, not including wool, silk and handspun yarn. The production of handloom fabrics and cloths was 5722 million. Sq. mtrs. in 2004-05, and it is expected to touch the 6871 million. Sq. mtrs. in 2006-07. This sector is representing an annual growth of around 4%.
Handloom Sector is facing some problems such as, Unorganized Production System, Low Productivity, Inadequate Working Capital, and Weak Marketing Links etc. from which the sector has to overcome. Govt. of India has taken some initiatives and schemes are implemented for the growth & development of Handloom Sector:

  • Deen Dayal Hathkargha Protsahan Yojna
  • Marketing Promotion Programme
  • Handloom Export Schemes