By:- N.O. Solanki
Govt. of India, Development Commissioner for Handloom, New Delhi has sanctioned 419 Handloom clusters. Among that 9
handloom clusters in Gujarat State has been sanctioned during the 2008-09 to the Weavers Service Centre, Ahmedabad. Rest was allotted to Gujarat State Handloom & Handicraft Corporation, Gandhinagar; namely
Amreli, Porbandar, Surendranagar, Limbdi, Palanpur, Vadgam (Banaskantha), and Bhuj.
Ahmedabad cluster (Amraivadi, Geetamandir) has been sanctioned
Weavers Service Centre, Ahmedabad to cover up 490 weavers under various components. Under this project, Weavers Service Centre,
has undertaken the work to
the weavers of the Amraiwadi and Gitamandir and given benefit to the 218 weavers
Details of the project implemented and important factors are as under:
- An amount of 54 Lakhs was sanctioned 13.25 lakhs was released as First installment and IInd
installment is released worth 18.34 lakh for development of Handloom cluster.
consortium under the Ahmedabad Handloom cluster sangh has been formed.
corpus fund for yam depot of ` 1 Lakh was given to NHDC.
skill up gradation 60 weavers were trained in one weaving & two
in Design discipline.
accessories were distributed to the weaver as per the norms.
Design Development & product diversification component one designer was engaged
2008, Designer has submitted 28 Nos. of paper designs, out of this 22 Nosof samples developed based on new method on Handloom weaving.
the publicity and marketing component awareness and
exposure visit to Chanderi (M.P.) and Bhujodi Dist. Kutch-Bhuj (Gujarat) 40 weavers were deputed to see the technical knowhow of the Handloom products.
Catalogue prepared and distributed to the concerned agencies.
Seller meet arranged and good response were received from the
furnishing products under taken by the cluster's weavers.
basic input component - Margin Money 4.32 lakhs were handed over to Co-Op. societies as below for the benefit of 80 beneficiaries.
- M/s Mahavir Weavers Co-op. Society Ltd. - 27 Beneficiaries.
- M/s Utkarsh Weavers Co-op. Society Ltd. - 27 Beneficiaries.
- M/s Bhagavati Weavers Co-op. Society Ltd. - 26 Beneficiaries.
for 45 weavers beneficiaries were distributed.
Weaving and two Dyeing training were conducted under cluster programme of Handloom & Handicraft Corporation
Gandhinagar by Weavers Service Centre, Ahmedabad.