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Govt announces workshed scheme for setting up modern looms
Aug '10
The Government has formulated a Group Workshed Scheme, which has been duly amended and extended for the period from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2012 and has been approved by Ministry of Textiles during the meeting of Standing Finance Committee held on May 30, 2010 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Textiles). The Integrated Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development has also been extended for the year 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, without any change.

The "Scheme for Group Workshed" for Powerloom sector is formulated by suitably modifying the existing Group Workshed Scheme for decentralized powerloom sector to organise powerloom units in a cluster and to provide improved working condition in terms of more space, work environment, improve the work efficiency to enhance their competitiveness in the global market.

The prime objective of the scheme is to facilitate the establishment of Worksheds for modern looms in an existing or new cluster, which will provide required scale of economy for business operations. The Worksheds under the schemes includes the space required for setting up of modern machine looms, weaving preparatory & sectional warping machines and other functional requirement which interalia will be on the following scale.

Area for the modern looms:
1) Automatic loom : 200 sq. feet
2) Shuttleless loom : 400 sq. feet
3) Wider width Shuttleless loom : 600 sq. feet

Not more than 40% of the loomage will be considered for weaving preparatory like sizing machine, sectional warping machine, etc. and area for common facilities like testing lab, sample display room, office, worker's amenities etc. The beneficiary will be eligible for infrastructure benefits like, internal road to the extent of 10% of eligible expenditure provided the total number of sheds is 4 (four) and above and at least one of the sheds is proposed to house, weaving preparatory equipments i.e. sizing, warping etc. with or without powerlooms.

For infrastructure benefits, the beneficiary will not be eligible for any infrastructure benefits under any other scheme of Ministry of Textiles viz SITP.

With regards to eligibility, eligible beneficiaries would include weaver(s) and entrepreneur(s) associated with powerloom units, including master weaver(s), registered co-operative societies of powerloom weavers or any new entrepreneurs(s) individually or in group. Group will consist of at least 4 weavers/entrepreneurs(s) having separate legal entity. At least either 48 numbers of modern looms (auto / single width shuttleless looms) or 24 numbers of wider-width shuttleless looms with 4 persons in a group are to be installed in the Workshed. Each beneficiary should have at least 4 numbers looms.

Powerloom unit” would include weaving preparatory such as winding, warping, sizing, etc, including stand-alone unit. It is expected that the beneficiaries will make new investments for purchase of looms and preparatory machinery for installing in the Worksheds. Looms to be installed under this scheme should have technology level of auto looms and above as per TUFS norms. The scheme does not envisage more than 500 looms under one project proposal.

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