Clusters for Promotion of Handloom Industry



Clusters for Promotion of Handloom Industry

The Finance Minister in the Budget 2014-15 announced for setting up of
Textile mega clusters at Bareily, Lucknow, Surat, Kuttch, Bhagalpur, Mysore
and one in Tamil Nadu  with a budget outlay of Rs.200 crore.  This includes
 two mega handloom clusters at Bhagalpur (Bihar) & Trichy (Tamil Nadu).
 State-wise textile mega clusters with their duration and activities are as follows:-


State
Sector
Name of the Cluster
Duration
Activities
Bihar
Handloom
Bhagalpur
5 years
Activities are need based and vary from cluster to cluster, which may include technology up-gradation, design development, product diversifications, setting up of Common Facility Centres, value addition, skill up-gradation, construction of workshed, market development etc. 
Tamil Nadu
Trichy 
Gujarat
Handicrafts
Kuttch
4 years

Powerloom
Surat
Uttar Pradesh
Handicrafts
Bareily, Lucknow
Karnataka
Silk
Mysore



























This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in
the Ministry of Textiles Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok
 Sabha today.

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Opening up of Cotton Procuring Centres

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has been advised to open additional cotton
 procurement centres in consultation with the State Governments as and when
 required as envisaged under the Minimum Support Price (MSP) operation 
announced by the Government.

For the Cotton Season 2014-15, CCI has planned to operate more than 340
 procurement centres in 92 districts across 11 Cotton growing States in the
 country as given below :-
S. No.
State
No. of Districts
No. of Centres
1.
Maharashtra
17
66
2.
M.P.
7
19
3.
Gujarat
19
60
4.
Punjab
8
27
5.
Haryana
4
15
6.
Rajasthan
9
26
7.
A.P.
6
27
8.
Telangana
9
81
9.
West Bengal
1
1
10.
Orissa
3
6
11.
Karnataka
9
15

Total
92
343
  

By the end of November, 2014 CCI has procured approximately 11,58,000 bales 
of cotton valuing around 2700 Crores for market stablisation and thereby alleviating 
farmers’ distress.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the
 Ministry of Textiles Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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