New Delhi: Ministry of Textiles has been providing need based financial assistance across the country since, 2015-16 to 2021-22 to 508 handloom clusters, based on the proposals received from State/UT Governments. State/UT-wise number of handloom clusters provided financial assistance in the country is Annexed.
8 mega handloom clusters have been provided financial assistance for different projects in the country, namely Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sivasagar (Assam), Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Murshidabad (West Bengal), Prakasam& Guntur districts (Andhra Pradesh), Godda & neighbouring districts (Jharkhand) Bhagalpur (Bihar) and Trichy (Tamil Nadu). Besides, one mega handloom cluster at Imphal (East) in Manipur State has been approved in current year 2021-22.
|State-wise number of handloom clusters provided financial assistance during 2015-16 to 2021-22 (till February 2022)|
|S. No.||States||No. of handloom clusters provided financial assistance|
|8||Jammu & Kashmir||15|
This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.