These are Approved List of Handicrafts.
Textile & Handloom
The Handloom Sector occupies an eminent place in preserving the country’s heritage and culture and plays a vital role in the economy of the country. This Sector is one of the largest employers in the country, estimated to be the second only after agriculture, with about 65 Lakh people directly or in-directly employed as weavers and allied workers. The Handloom Sector, being highly decentralized and dispersed, suffers from cost disadvantages, technological obsolescence and marketing handicaps in comparison to Power loom and Mill Sector.
Handloom is the traditional cottage industry of Orissa and is performed by weave families for generation to earn livelihood with self employment. Due to present advancement in technology, it is facing stiff completion in the market for substance. To overcome the situation, market oriented products with colour fastness is required which can be done with skilled training for weavers in weaving with jacquard/ jalla and dobby/ tie and dye and dyeing by skilled and expert personal.
Guideline/ Action Plan for Implementation of “Promotion of Handloom Industries” (Existing Scheme)
The Government of India had introduced the ‘Bunkar Bima Yojana’ in December, 2003 which was a combination of Janshree Bima Yojana and Add-on Group Insurance Scheme being implemented in collaboration with the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Since, 2005-06 this scheme was revised and has been implemented revised with title “Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Yojana”.
This scheme is called as Yarn Supply Scheme.
These are the Schemes implemented under Handicrafts Sector.