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Govt to provide training and capital for handloom weavers

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Jun '10
Bangladeshi government is pondering over an inclusive plan to raise the skills of handloom weavers for increased productivity, with an effort to revive the glory of the century old handloom industry.

As per Bangladesh Handloom Board (BHB), under the revival plan, which involves an investment of Tk 600 million, two projects are going to be established in a total six years time span. First are the Fashion Design Training Institutes (FDTS) and a Permanent Tant Mela (PTM), which will aid weavers to add increased value to the industry, which is currently facing adverse situations.

FDTS will be established in Dhaka and in three sub-centre within three districts, Kalihati of Tangail; Kumarkhali of Kushtia and Belkuchi or Sirajganj. These training institutes are crafted for providing training on latest designs and technologies to atleast 2,400 weavers annually and it will continue the same for three years.

Following successful completion of their training, each skilled and trained weaver will be handed Tk 25,000 as working capital, which will help run their looms once again.

More so, the project once done, would have generated job opportunities for atleast 21,600 handloom weavers, which will aid in better livelihood.

Of the total 5,05,556 looms, 3,13,245 looms are currently functional, whereas the remaining 1,92,311 looms are defunct. Also, Bangladesh has 8,88,115 handloom weavers, mainly male and these have 1,283 associations.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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