Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Handicraft workers unaware of govt schemes
Handicraft workers unaware of govt schemes
11
Feb '10
A number of handicraft and handloom workers have no knowledge about the welfare schemes planned for them by the government, was exposed at a training program held at the Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute (MGLI) in Ahmedabad.

Lack of awareness among the workers is the major cause for this, said an official. At the first day of this training program, which was on skill improvement of handicraft workers, around 60 embroidery and handloom workers from the city and other regions around Ahmedabad, Gujarat attended the lectures and gained knowledge about the benefits they can avail under Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana, through a video.

The artisans can avail a number of welfare benefits, such as highly subsidized insurance schemes (up to 85 percent), educational backing for their children, accident benefits up to Rs.100,000 and medical assistance extended to the family, under this scheme, informed Mr. P F Vankar, Assistant Manager, Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation (GSHHDC).`

At present, there are around 40 clusters across the state of Gujarat developed by GSHHDC which include tie-and-dye, embroidery and woodcarving clusters. Around Rs.6 million has been allocated to each of these 40 clusters. GSHHDC finds it difficult to spread awareness about the scheme among artisans as it takes care of only individual artisans and not co-operatives, said Mr. Vankar.

Generating awareness among the artisans is a priority task, said one of the lecturers at MGLI. On the second day of this training program, faculties from the renowned institutes like the National Institute of Fashion Technology and the National Institute of Design offered advice to the workers regarding product improvement.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 29th Mar 2017

Li & Fung introduces new 3-year plan 2017-2019

Li & Fung Limited has outlined its next Three-Year Plan (2017-2019)...

Courtesy: Carrington

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Mar 2017

Carrington Workwear signs JV with TMG Textiles

Carrington Workwear, one of the largest producers of workwear fabrics ...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Mar 2017

Jabong launches Aeropostale on its platform

Jabong has added leading American high-street fashionwear brand,...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

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
March 2017

March 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search