30 for every penny relatives of weavers don’t go to class, Smriti Irani educates Parliament

30 for every penny relatives of weavers don’t go to class, Smriti Irani educates Parliament


Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today educated the Lok Sabha that around 30 for each penny relatives of weavers don’t go to class and only one for every penny of them finish graduation, as indicated by a review that the Center as of late directed.

The priest additionally said that on August 7 a year ago, the Development Commissioner for Handlooms under Ministry of Textiles went into two separate MoUs with the IGNOU and the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for giving instruction to handloom weavers and their youngsters through open tutoring and separation learning.

“IGNOU offers proceeding with training projects and NIOS offers auxiliary and senior optional level instruction. The MoUs additionally accommodate investigating new courses particularly significant to the yearnings of handloom weavers for vocation movement,” she said.

The priest said all the eager handloom weavers and their kids who satisfy the qualification states of these foundations can profit the learning openings. IGNOU has distinguished two scholarly projects – Bachelor Prepatory Program and Computer Literacy Program. So far 6,175 understudies have been enlisted from weavers group in these projects.

“Rs 10 lakh has been authorized to NIOS for directing the overview regarding the outlining of courses solely for handloom weavers and their youngsters,” she said.


Irani said to advance the weaving business and hone the conventional aptitudes of the weavers, 288 piece level groups under the National Handloom Development Program and the Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme have been taken up amid 2015-16 and 2016-17.

“Under Block Level Clusters different mediations, for example, ability upgradation, innovation upgradation, setting up of Common Facility Centers, including Common Service Centers, engagement of material creator cum-showcasing official, development of worksheds, arrangement of Cluster Development Executives and so forth., are taken up,” she said.

Answering to a supplementary, Irani said the focal government will encourage Tangaliya weavers in buy of weaving machines, giving them a help adding up to 90 for each penny of the cost of weavers.

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