Skill upgradation is a continuous process. Need-based skill upgradation programmes for handloom workers in technical areas viz. weaving, dyeing, designing, etc. were earlier conducted under National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP), Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) and now under SAMARTH- Capacity Building in Textile Sector. Training programmes for handloom workers are conducted through 28 Weavers’ Service Centres (WSCs) functioning in the country under administrative control of Ministry of Textiles. List of WSCs and State-wise details of handloom workers imparted skill upgradation training from financial year 2017-18 to 2019-20 are annexed as Annexure- I and II respectively.
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Rajya Sabha today.
|List of Weavers’ Service Centres(WSCs)|
|S. No.||State/UTs||Location of Weavers’ Service Centers|
|Himachal Pradesh||Extension Centre of Delhi at Kullu|
|8||Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar|
|State-wise details of handloom workers imparted skill upgradation training during last three years (2017-18 to 2019-20)|
|S. No.||State/UTs||No. of handloom workers|
|Jammu & Kashmir||731|
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