Raw Material Supply Scheme is being implemented throughout the country to make available Yarn to Handloom weavers at reasonable price. Under the Scheme, freight charges are reimbursed for all types of yarn; and component of 15% price subsidy is there for cotton hank yarn, domestic silk, wool and linen yarn and blended yarn of natural fibres, with quantity caps. National Handloom Development Corporation, State Governments through Commissioner/Director of Handlooms & Textiles, Apex Societies and State Handloom Corporations under the direct control & supervision of the State Governments are implementing agencies. Dyes & Chemicals of desired quality are also made available by National Handloom Development Corporation to handloom weavers through a network of depots and warehouses.

Skill upgradation is a continuous process. Need based skill up-gradation programme for handloom workers in technical areas viz. weaving, dyeing, designing etc. are conducted under SAMARTH- Capacity Building in Textile Sector including Handlooms.

This information was given by The Minister of State for Textiles Smt. DarshanaJardoshin a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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