Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Extend MGNREGS to handloom, handicraft workers: SAREL
Extend MGNREGS to handloom, handicraft workers: SAREL
13
Sep '12
State Alliance for Rights, Empowerment and Livelihood (SAREL), a network of 45 non-governmental organizations working for organizing and empowering the most underprivileged sections of the rural society in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has called for inclusion of skilled handloom and handicraft artisans in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
 
The network, operating in more than 20 districts of the state, including Varanasi, aims to improve the quality of life of rural artisans of the state through sustainable and comprehensive development, said Dr. Rajnikant, State Convener of SAREL.
 
He said SAREL representatives from various districts have sought inclusion of skilled handloom and handicraft workers in MGNRES for livelihood. 
 
Besides SAREL representatives, handloom weavers and handicraft artisans have also put up similar demand before union ministries of rural development, textiles and small industries and also before the Chief Minister of the state, he added.
 
He mentioned that about 15 million people in the state rely on handloom, handicraft and other cottage industries engaged in making items like carpets, Banarasi saris and embroidery for their livelihood.
 
There has been a sharp fall in number of skilled workers in these sectors after the introduction of MGNREGS, said Dr. Rajnikant.
 
Several government-run financial institutions support SAREL for developing a favourable environment for self-employment, particularly for youth of the state, through different programmes.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Over 45% US retailers to use AI in next 3 years: Report

Over 45 per cent retailers in the US plan to utilise artificial...

Neelesh Hundekari speaking at the event. Courtesy: Subir Ghosh

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Fabric of Change initiative announces €250000 scaling fund

The Fabric of Change initiative of Ashoka and the C&A Foundation is...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Naked Brand, Bendon sign agreement to reorganise

Naked Brand Group, a fashion and lifestyle brand, and Bendon Limited, ...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search