Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Silk weavers await Govt assistance for survival

Silk weavers await Govt assistance for survival

02
Apr '08
Bhagalpur, one of the largest silk producing regions in India is waiting for the Government to take measures to improve their conditions.

The silk industry of Bhagalpur employs around 30,000 weavers and has an annual turn over of about Rs200 crore. Silk from this region is exported to all the major cities in India and even to Europe, America and Australia.

Handloom is the main source of employment in the region and unfortunately, weavers are facing challenging times even for ensuring a hand to mouth existence.

Problems like financial crisis, lack of silk fibre and inadequate marketing infrastructure have been haunting the weavers for a long time.

Lengthy procedure for sanctioning loans and corruption in the distribution channel is forcing weavers to borrow money from private moneylenders who in turn makes the most of their helpless situation.

Besides, insufficiency of silk fibre compels them to buy foreign silk which is continuously affecting the uniqueness of the Indian silk industry.

Moreover, weavers cannot do without depending on the middlemen for marketing their goods and the latter takes full advantage of this to ensure that they a huge share of the profits.

In fact many a times, weavers also have to surrender to the demands of these middlemen and allow them to sell the products at a price of their own choice. To the extent that it is these contractors, who decide the quality of the goods.

Weavers are looking at the Government as the sole rescuer and awaits for the authority to take concrete steps to get them out of this situation.


Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Sustainable fashion is also ‘slow fashion’

Smith Vaghasia, Sanado India

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Christiane Thies,

Christiane Thies

Founded in 1892, Thies has concentrated on the fabrication of high-quality ...

Cem Erdogrul,

Cem Erdogrul

Turkey-based Temsan Air Engineering is one of the leading manufacturers of ...

Michael Van Den Dolder,

Michael Van Den Dolder

Family-owned German textile machinery manufacturer Trützschler operates...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Georg Reinhold, Trützschler  Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Georg Reinhold
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, a part of the Trützschler Group,...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

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

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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

Leave your Comments


November 2019

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

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search