Promote and facilitate the continuous growth of the handloom industry to complete in the global market.


We dedicate ourselves to support the Handloom Sector at large in upgrading-skill,
development/diversification of handloom products, technical advice etc.


Recognize the technical needs of handloom weavers. Dedicate ourselves to reach every nook and corner of the sector with a helping hand.


  • To provide all possible technical assistance in terms of design input, technical advice in weaving/dyeing printing etc. to weavers and all concerned to Handloom Sector.
  • To technically support weavers and others on a continuous basis for sustained development of the Handloom Sector.
  • To visit the Handloom pockets for rendering technical assistance to weavers and others.
  • To conduct Design Exhibition-cum-Dyeing Workshop with a view to create awareness in the weaver clusters about the services available in WSCs and to impart training in dyeing techniques and design development.
  • To upgrade the skills of handloom weavers/workers in the field of design development/weaving/dyeing under on-going in-house short term training programmes and also under IHTP Scheme.


1. Of product development to evolve more marketable products by interaction between expertises available in the fields of weaving, designing and processing.

2. In improving weaving techniques and accessories and appliances used in weaving.

3. In improving techniques of processing.

4. In training weavers by disseminating improved techniques and new designs by undertaking training programmes within the precincts of the Centre and in the field.

5. In providing market support by arranging interface between designers, producers and buyers which includes execution of sample orders.

6. In solving problems arising in pre-loom, loom and post-loom processes and technologies.

7. In arranging exhibitions, seminars, workshops focusing on new and improved designs, equipments and processing techniques

8. In preserving and documenting traditional skills and revival of traditional skills and revival of traditional designs for production and marketing

9. In implementing various schemes in handloom sector of the Government of India and providing assistance and interaction with State Governments, handloom agencies such as Apex and primary co-operatives. State and private undertakings dealing in handlooms.

10. Monitoring of projects sanctioned under various central schemes.

Glance at a various services of WSC-


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Artists drawn from the best talent available in art schools are constantly engaged in preparing paper designs in the premises of WSC. These designs comprise both  for weaving and for hand block  or screenprinting. The attempt is to preserve traditional  designs by reviving them and/or adopting them to the requirements of the market. These designs help in production of items both for domestic and export markets. The CAD facility available  presently in some of the WSCs helps in preparing the designs  and techniques with the aid of a computer. These Centres have the services of Jala makers, graph paper designers who work in close association with the Dyeing Laboratory and the Weaving Section. Care  is taken to see that the designs developed are within the discipline imposed by  the types of yarn, dyestuffs and weaving techniques as per requirements of the sector.


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Skilled weavers drawn from the main traditional weaving  communities of the country, man the Weaving Section under the supervision of qualified textile technologists. Facilities of prototype looms and weaving equipments are available in the Section.  Fabrics in new designs and new textures are produced using different yarns. The Section also  undertakes  simple improvements in looms and in the processes of weaving.



Fully  equipped Dye Laboratory manned by experienced dyers  and other qualified technical personnel capable of  developing techniques in processing of fabrics is available in each Weavers Service Centre. These Laboratories bring out number of shade cards  for silk, cotton  and wool dyeing. These illustrate a number of shades in use  in  the  field  of handlooms and also give  details  of the method of application of dyestuffs, temperatures to be maintained and  the length of dyeing period for each shade. These cards also provide information on de-gumming, scouring, blending,  dyeing etc. and the equipments used in dyeing and testing methods.  



This Section carries out experiments in preparation of  basic materials  for hand block printing as well as screen-printing. Dischargeable  and non-dischargeable dyestuffs have been effectively used to obtain multiple effects of  rare beauty. Weavers’ Service Centre has expertise in block and screen making and they  cordially develop new design and pattern. Sizable of hand-block and screen are attractable for use by Weavers and Handloom organizations.


The Weavers’ Service Centres  located at Bombay & Delhi presently have full fledged photographic Sections.  It has built up a valuable and informative source material of photographs depicting rare pieces  of exceptional and traditional  designs, costumes, fabric samples as  also forms of art from Museums etc. Different techniques of production in weaving, dyeing and printing, including tie and dye method, are preserved in photographs.


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A collection of cloth samples, photographs, colour slides, books  and periodicals  dealing with various aspects of the textile industry is available in all premises of WSC.

Other authorities for up-gradation


Innovate and develop designs, motifs, patterns and prints, via in-house skills, on a regular/ongoing basis,  through appropriate systems and trained designers and  synchronization of traditional designs, etc., with modern  and contemporary design.  For this purpose development of In-house designs undertaken based on:- 

  • Specific demand from the market in terms  of apex societies, weaver’s cooperatives, institutions, exporters, manufacturers or private persons.
  • As per the demand of the International market in terms  of colour, design and fashion forecast. 
  • Revival of market-worthy traditional motifs 
  • Artists delight from various  sources e.g. Museums, Temples, Palaces or Havelis, College of Arts/crafts Caves, Book  of Arts/Artifacts & Handicrafts be it carvings of wood, metal, stone, ivory, etc., Miniature Paintings, Antinque furniture, Potteries, Tombs, Series of Art & Industry Collections /Cataloguing Books  eg. Sir Fort Watsons collection, symbols and portrayals of festivals, and mythologies Worldwide.
  • Utmost care is taken to assess its market – worthiness.
  • Help of CATD is taken to perfect  the colour and design combination and suitability of fabrics.  Maintain and update an inventory/ data bank / warehouse of designs, motifs, patterns, prints, etc. and display developed samples in exhibition halls.
  • Exhibition of exclusive designs is held annually for the public for sale. 
  • Popularise increasing adaptation and  adoption of designs, etc., as  a vital ingredient of valueadded product development / diversification and for  the creation and sustenance of a culture of quality.
  • Encourage the sale of designs, prints,  etc., on a non-exclusive right basis.


Exhibition and Workshop screen & Blocak Printing by Weavers Service Centre, Mumbai

WSC holds Dyeing cum Design Exhibition  in the interior clusters of weavers to familiarize them with the latest and the best  in  the dyeing and design techniques. In-house product display of the latest and unique samples, samples drawn on the basis of revival of traditional motifs,  display of improvised and modern looms and their working. Through its in-house exhibition, the members of  WSC acquaint the visitors with  the latest information required for the development of right fabric in right colour and for right market.


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R&D work is carried out for loom development, design modification; development of  shade cards, natural dyes, unique sample development,  and is available at reasonable prices in WSC.

Improving Working Conditions of Weavers:-

To improve the working conditions of handloom weavers  and for the sustainable development of handloom sector, the Ministry of Textiles, through various schemes and programmes, has adopted focused, flexible and holistic approach by facilitating marketing of handloom products, infrastructure development, brand building and empowerment of weavers by organizing them under self help groups, training and skill upgradation, infusion of new and contemporary designs through design intervention as well as product diversification, technology upgradation, easy access to raw material at subsidized prices and easy credit flow at low interest rate etc., besides providing better health care  and life insurance under welfare schemes such as:-

1. National Handloom Development Programme- two components:

(i) Comprehensive Handlooms Development Scheme

(ii) Revival, Reform and Restructuring (RRR) Package for handloom sector

 2. Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme- two components:

(i) Health Insurance Scheme for access to health care facilities

(ii) Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana for life insurance

3. Yarn Supply Scheme

4. Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme

Places for WSC have been set up are: Mumbai. Nagpur. Ahmedabad. Kolkata, Guwahati. Kohima, Chennai, Agartala, Imphal, Baghlapur, Bhubaneshwar, Kanchipuram. Bangluru, Salem, Srinagar, Jaipur, Indore, Bananas. Bargarh, etc.

List of Weavers’ Service Centres 

North Zone

1. Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Weavers Colony, Bharat Nagar, Delhi-110052   Ph. office : 011-27303793 (O), 26885129 (R),  27302999 (O),  27301002  Fax / Email : 27307560, 27304012, 

2. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Chowkaghat, Varanasi-221002, Uttar Pradesh  Ph. office : 0542-2203834 (O), 2207685 (O)  Fax / Email : 2203834, 

3. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, UNDP, Project Complex, Baghe Ali Mardan Khan, Nowshere, Srinagar-190011,  Jammu & Kashmir   Ph. office : 0194-2411043 Fax / Email : 2425298, 

4. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Upper Chamoli,  Garhwal, Chamoli-246424, Uttarakhand  Ph. office : 09372- 262059(O), 262237(O) Fax / Email : 262237, 262075, 

5. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Scheme No.1, Mangal Pandey Nagar, University Road, Meerut-250004, Uttar Pradesh  Ph. office : 0121-2772589 (O), 2602511 (O)  Fax / Email : 2602511, 2773589,  

6. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Old Court Road, Plat No. 17-22, Industrial Area, Near State Bank India, Panipat-132103, Haryana  Ph. office / Residence : 0180-2650407  Fax / Email : 2655715, 

7. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Kamdhenu Comercial Complex, Civil Line,  Ajmer Raod, Jaipur-302006, Rajasthan    Ph. office : 0141-2224165 (O), 2784436 (R)  Fax / Email : 2224760,

West Zone

8. Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, 15-A, Mama Paramanand Marg, Opera House, Mumbai-400004, Maharashtra.  Ph. office / Residence : 022-23610923 (O), 23691238 (O)  Fax / Email : 23625626, 

9. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Gujarat Khadi Gram Uodyog Bhawan Complex,  Ashram Road, Old Vadaj, Ahmedabad – 380013, Gujarat     Ph. office / Residence: 079-27557081 (O), 25323437 (R), 27557185 (O)  Fax / Email : 27557081, 

10. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  F-4, Industrial Estate, Polo Ground, Indore-452015, Madhya Pradesh  Ph. office / Residence : 0731-2420545 (O), 2421501 (O), 2495052 (R)  Fax / Email : 2420545, 2420723, 

11. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, 1st Floor New Secretariat Building, Civil Lines, Nagpur-440001. Maharashtra   Ph. office : 0712-2552135 (O), 2560176 (O)  Fax / Email : 2552135, 2522460, 

12. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  3rd Floor, Sunalia Bhawan, Sattigudi Chowk,  Raigarh-496001, Chhattisgarh  Ph. office : 07762-231576 (O)  Fax / Email : 231576, 232028, 

East Zone

13. Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, I.I.H.T, Campus, Jawahar Nagar, National Highway No. 37, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022, Assam    Ph. office : 0361-2302599 (O), 2303586 (O) Fax / Email : 2302599,    

14. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Gorkhabasti, Opp. Tripura Housing Board,  P.O.Kathal Bagan, Agartala-799006, West Tripura, Tripura Ph. office : 0381-2325255 (O),  2224912 (O)Fax / Email : 2325255, 

15. Assistant Director  : Weavers’ Service Centre, Industrial Estate, Takyelpet, Imphal-795001, Manipur  Ph. office : 0385-2451204 (O), 2224591 (R)  Fax / Email : 2451204,  

16. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Flat No. A-101, Ground Floor, Garment Park” Paridhan”, 19 Canal South Road, Beliaghata, Kolkata-700015, West Bengal    Ph. office : 033-23232236 (O), 26729946 (R), 23232232(0)  Fax / Email : 23232237, 

17. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Kanchangarh, Barari, Bhagalpur-812003, Bihar  Ph. office : 0641-2400770 (O),  2400812 (R), 0641-2400770  Fax / Email : 2403146, 

18.  Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Bunkar Bhawan, Plot No. A/407, Sahid Nagar, Maharishe, College Road, Bhubaneswar-751007, Odisha   Ph. office : 0674- 2549849, (O) 2549878  Fax / Email   :  2549859, 

19. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  The Chota Nagpur Regional Handloom Weavers Coop. Union  Ltd. Campus,  P.O. IRBA, Ranchi- 835217 Jharkhand   Ph. office : 0651-2275170      Fax / Email: 

20. Assistant Director  : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Dimapur , Nagaland      

21. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Aizwal, Mizoram      

South Zone

22. Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, C-I-B, Rajaji Bhawan,  Besant Nagar,      Chennai-600090, Tamil Nadu  Ph. office : 044- 24918655 (O), 24917964 (O), 24461951 (O)  Fax / Email : 24465015, 24916707, 24917496,  

23. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, 24,  Nagareeswarar, Koil Street, Kancheepuram-631502, Tamil Nadu Ph. office : 044-27222730 (O), 27222985 (R)  Fax / Email : 27231653, 

24. Deputy Director    : Weavers’ Service Centre, No. 2 & 4, Iind Main Road, Okalipuram,  Beside RRR Kalyana Mantapa, Bangaluru-560021, Karnataka   Ph. office : 080-23121662 (O), 23113454 (R)  Fax / Email : 23120058,  

25. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre,  Madena Complex, 1st & 2nd Floor, South Bazar, Kannur-670002, Kerala  Ph. office : 0497-2761937(O),  2316288 (R)  Fax / Email : 2761085, 

26. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Arulnagar, Adjacent to Machavaram Police Station, Vijayawada – 520008, Andhra Pradesh  Ph. office : 0866-2492213 (O),  2490916(O), 2535403 (R)    Fax / Email : 2492213, 2472940,  

27. Assistant Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, IIIrd Floor, Chenatha Bhawan, Nampalli, Hyderabad-500001, Andhra Pradesh  Ph. office / Residence : 040-24603637 (O)  Fax / Email : 24730668, 24656048, 24614918, 

28. Deputy Director : Weavers’ Service Centre, Foulke Compound, Thallai Nagar, Salem-636001, Tamil Nadu  Ph. office : 0427-2295323 (O)  Fax / Email : 2295623,