Important Schemes under implementation in the State:
Cluster Development Programme:
To support and assist the total gamut of handloom activities.
Housing of Weavers:
It provides grant for construction of fireproof work sheds to weavers.
Integrated Handloom Training programme:
To upgrade the weaving /dyeing / designing skill of the weavers and managerial skills of the entrepreneurs.
Mahatma Gandhi Bunakar Bima Yojana:
It provides insurance coverage with a subsidized premium for death / disabilities to weavers and stipends to their children continuing their in class ix to xii.
Health Insurance Scheme:
It reimburses the medical expenses of weave’s family (Subjected to a maximum of four members and limited to Rs 15,000/- at a subsidized premium)
The handloom industry is the biggest industry in the Non Farm sector which offers considerable wider scope for development and creation of employment opportunities in the rural area to the traditional weavers and also generates heavy potential of self employment to the SC/ST and backward classes. The socio economic development of the country is by and large dependent on handloom industry. The well known handloom industry of India also competes with the modern textile sector in domestic and international market.
The USP of the sector is the combination of unique hand skills with the creative mind of a weaver as compared the power loom and sector.
Nearly all types of fabrics which can be produced on modern machinery can be produced on handlooms but many products which are produced by handloom cannot be produced by modern machinery. This advantage of Handlooms over power loom has created clear and visual difference in the mind of people all around the world. This is the major supporting factor that today the handloom products offer considerable wider scopes of export as compared to power loom products which have failed to fulfill this human demand.
A need has also been felt to empower weavers to chart out a sustainable path for growth and diversification in line with the emerging market trends .
Under this Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme (IHDS) , the Government of India Ministry of Textiles through its office i.e. The Development Commissioner for Handlooms on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Industries Govt. of Rajasthan has approved LAWAN HANDLOOM CLUSTER a known centre for its durries to be developed. The implementation of the scheme has been entrusted to the Weavers service Centre Jaipur (a subordinate office under The Development Commissioner for Handlooms) . Weavers service Centre will supervise all the activities including financial expenditures of the cluster for 3 years during the implementation of the scheme and then handover the cluster to the beneficiaries to run the same by themselves as a self sustainable competitive socio-economic unit as envisaged under the scheme .