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A total of 1,49,429 weavers and handloom organizations on-boarded on GeM portal

New Delhi: The Handloom weavers/agencies are facilitated to sell their products online and 23 e-commerce platforms have been associated with Ministry of Textiles under a policy framework. In addition, steps have been taken to on-board Handloom weavers/agencies on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to enable them to sell their products directly to various Government Departments and organizations. As of now, 1,49,429 weavers and handloom organizations have been on-boarded on the GeM portal, including 6,252 weavers already on-boarded on the date of initiation of the exercise.

The State/UT- wise details of weavers and Handloom organizations on-boarded on the portal through this initiative is as follows:

Name of State No. of Weavers/Handloom Agencies on-boarded
Andhra Pradesh 32,435
Arunachal Pradesh 2,183
Assam 3,816
Bihar 1,270
Chhattisgarh 2,578
Delhi 160
Gujarat 3,422
Haryana 1,896
Himachal Pradesh 393
Jammu And Kashmir 28
Jharkhand 911
Karnataka 8,533
Kerala 7,007
Madhya Pradesh 5,686
Maharashtra 893
Manipur 3,423
Meghalaya 961
Mizoram 505
Nagaland 1,178
Odisha 4,145
Punjab 240
Rajasthan 1,187
Tamil Nadu 16,495
Telangana 22,440
Tripura 4,088
Uttar Pradesh 6,865
Uttarakhand 1,593
West Bengal 8,846

To support handloom weavers, social media campaigns were  organized under the #Vocal4Handmade in the year 2020 and #MyHandloomMyPride in 2021.  Central Ministers and State Chief Ministers, besides others, were requested to participate and support these social media campaigns.  Marketing events, Quiz Contests etc. were organized to popularize handlooms, stimulating interest of the Indian public and creation of sales opportunities for the weavers.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.