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Ministry of Textiles

Health Insurance Scheme for Weavers

Posted On: 19 JUL 2019 5:20PM by PIB Delhi

Health Insurance Scheme was implemented by Ministry of Textiles till 30.09.2014 to provide health care facility to handloom weavers.  The healthcare facility was provided through a Health Insurance Company which was selected by open tender procedure.  Only the annual premium was paid to the Health Insurance Company as per the actual enrolment done.  The health insurance claims submitted by the weavers were paid directly by Health Insurance Company.  No irregularity in utilizing the Government of India funds were noticed in the implementation of the scheme.

The Government of India, Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) is implementing following Schemes for promotion and development of Handicrafts Sector:

 

National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)

Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS)         

 

 

National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)

 

Base Line Survey & Mobilization of Artisans under Ambedkar Hastship Vikas Yojana 

Design & Technology upgradation (DTU) 

Human Resource Development (HRD) 

Direct Benefit to Artisans (DBA) 

Infrastructure and Technology Support (ITS) 

Research and Development (R&D)

Marketing Support & Services (MSS)

 

Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme(CHCDS)

 

Mega Cluster (MC)

Special Projects under Integrated Development and Promotion of Handicraft (IDPH)

 

The State-wise financial assistance provided under these schemes during the last three years is Annexed.

 

For strengthening the Yarn Supply Scheme, the guidelines have been revised during 2018-19. Under the Scheme, 10% price subsidy is provided on cotton, domestic Silk, Woolen yarn and Linen yarn in hank form with quantity restrictions, besides the supply of yarn at Mill Gate Price without quantity restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE

 

Financial assistance provided for promotion and development of Handicrafts Industries during the last three years.

 

STATE/UTs

Amount released

(Rs in Lakhs)

A & N Islands

56.89

Andhra Pradesh

2227.66

Arunachal Pradesh

132.14

Assam

1127.32

Bihar

1369.83

Chandigarh

46.67

Chhattisgarh

221.53

Delhi

1313.12

Goa

14.25

Gujarat

644.06

Haryana

258.07

Himachal Pradesh

514.54

Jammu & Kashmir

1276.47

Jharkhand

210.18

Karnataka

432.38

Kerala

253.15

Madhya Pradesh

838.05

Maharashtra

494.33

Manipur

794.22

Meghalaya

233.14

Mizoram

83.52

Nagaland

159.49

Odisha

677.78

Puducherry

83.70

Punjab

501.11

Rajasthan

1192.20

Sikkim

155.16

Tamil Nadu

360.22

Telangana

981.71

Tripura

224.53

Uttar Pradesh

4444.11

Uttrakhand

245.65

West Bengal

415.90

TOTAL

21983.08

 

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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MM/SB

 



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