The Handloom Industry, with its long tradition of excellence in craftsmanship, occupies a place of eminence in preserving the country's heritage and plays an important role in economy of the country. The Handloom Industry in Chattisgarh has potential to provide large scale rural livelihoods with minimum infrastructure cost. The strength of the industry is that it is independent of generated power has a potential skill diffusion, is low capital intensive, and has a potential for employing large numbers.
The Government of Chattisgarh is implementing various Central and State Developmental Schemes to uplift the weavers in the state. There are 17400 handlooms in the state out of which co-operative sector covers about 8800 handlooms. Assistant for Modernization of Handlooms, New Weaving Training, Construction of Common Facility Centre, Anshpunji Loan, Dhanveshthan, Revolving Fund Scheme, Lt. Bisahudas Mahant Puraskar Yojana, Deendayal Sarwashresta Hathkargha Bunkar Puraskar Yojana, Kabir Puraskar Yojana, Market Survey and Exibition Scheme, Research and Development Scheme, Welfare Scheme like Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana, Bunkar Health Insurance Scheme, Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme, National Handloom Expo., District Level Events are different schemes being implemented by Directorate of Rural Industry(Handloom Sector) in Chattisgarh.Readmore