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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
03 JAN 2019 4:02PM by PIB Delhi
Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme

As per the guidelines, Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) is implemented for development of mega handloom clusters, having atleast 15000 looms per cluster with Government of India share upto Rs.40 crore in a period of 5 years.

The scheme is under implementation in eight mega handloom Clusters i.e. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sivasagar (Assam), Virudhanagar (Tamil Nadu), Murshidabad (West Bengal), Prakasam & Guntur districts (Andhra Pradesh), Godda & neighbouring districts (Jharkhand), Bhagalpur (Bihar) and Trichy (Tamil Nadu).

The number of green and brown field projects that have been taken up under the scheme are:

Sl. No.

Name  of the  State/UT

Name of the Mega Cluster

 Number of green field projects

Number of brown field projects

1.

Assam

Sivasagar

6

-

2.

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

2

-

3.

West Bengal

Murshidabad

4

-

4.

Tamil Nadu

Trichy & Virudhunagar

14

14

5.

Bihar

Bhagalpur

3

-

6.

Jharkhand

Godda & Neighbouring districts

5

-

 

Under the CHCDS, need based funding is provided for various interventions like technology upgradation, product development, setting up of Value Addition Centre, Common Facility Centre (CFC), Marketing Complex, Dye House and Corpus Fund for Yarn Depot

Under the scheme, various projects like setting up of Common Facility Centre, Dye House, Garmenting Unit, Silk Spinning Unit, Automatic Silk Reeling Unit etc. have been taken up in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, which are functional.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Textiles, Ajay Tamta, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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