The State Government of Maharashtra has informed that handloom weavers in Maharashtra are not debt ridden and poverty stricken.
The Government of India is implementing following schemesfor the overall development of handloom sector and welfare of handloom weavers all over the country including the state of Maharashtra:-
In addition to above, the Government of India has announced in December 2011, the Schemes for Revival, Reforms & RestructuringPackage for Handloom Weavers for loan waiver of Handloom Apex & Cooperative Societies in which overdue loan as on 31.03.2010 (entire principal amount and 25% of interest); Comprehensive Package to provide fresh loan upto Rs.2.00 lakh per beneficiary, credit guarantee cover and margin money of Rs.4200, 10% price subsidy on hank yarn on cotton and silk.
Further, the State Government of Maharashtra has introduced 50% loan waiver scheme for primary handloom weaver’s society. Under the scheme, Rs, 622.45 lakh has been sanctioned and disbursed to 457 Primary handloom Weavers’ Societies during 2010-11 in the State.
Ministry of Textiles
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