Handloom

 

 

To the rural population of the North Eastern region of India, handloom forms an essential part of their everyday life. In the beauty and excellence of a variety of handloom products produced by succeeding generations of weavers have reflected the creative urge, aesthetic sense and hopes and aspirations of the people.

 

Handlooms, as rich village industries, were originally being practiced in the region as hereditary occupation. Some of the handloom products, which are known for their excellent craftsmanship are - carpets of Arunachal Pradesh, muga silk products of Assam, lashingphee of Manipur, shawls of Nagaland and Mizoram.

 

Other common handloom products such as bed sheets, chaddar, scarf, jackets are found in almost all the States of the region.

 

Another interesting fact is that it is mostly the womenfolk, who are engaged in these occupations. Mahatma Gandhi at the time of his first visit to the then erstwhile Assam, having seen the womenfolk on looms, reported to have remarked 'Assam women weave their dreams in their fabrics'.

 

State-wise Number of Weavers Covered under Health Insurance Scheme in NER, (2005-2006 to December, 2010-Upto 10.07.2011):

 

State-wise Amount Released and Utilised thereon under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), (2008-2009 to 2011-2012-upto June, 2011):

 

State-wise Funds Released and Utilised thereon under Marketing and Export Promotion Scheme of Handloom Sector, (2008-2009 to 2011-2012-Upto 30.06.2011):

 

State-wise Number of Clusters and Amount Released for their Integrated and Holistic Development under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), (2009-2010 and 2010-2011):

 

State-wise Indicative Number ofHandloom Clusters (Proposed), (2010-2011):

 

State-wise Number of Handloom Clusters Sanctioned, (2005-2006 to 2009-2010 upto February, 2010):

 

State/Location-wise Number of Handloom Worker Households by Purpose of Usage of Looms, (2009-2010):

 

State-wise Handicrafts Artisans Benefited under AHVY, (2003-2004 to 2009-2010):

 

State-wise Number of Handloom Weavers (Including Allied Workers) in NER, (2009-2010):

 

State/Location-wise Number of Total Handloom Workers by Age Group in NER, (2009-2010):

 

State/Location-wise Distribution of Total Population of Handloom Worker Households by Gender in NER, (2009-2010):

 

State/Location-wise Number of Handloom Worker Households by Type in NER, (2009-2010):

 

State/Location-wise Number of Handloom Worker Households by Religion in NER, (2009-2010):

 

State/Location-wise Number of Handloom Workers Engaged in Allied Activities by Social Group in NER, (2009-2010):

 

State-wise Number of Weavers Covered under Various Schemes of HandloomSector in NER, (2008-2009):

 

Distribution of Handloom in Northeastern Region:

 

Item-wise monthly Production of Handloom Textiles:

 

Productivity per loom in Northeastern Region:

 

Working status of full time Handloom weavers in Northeastern Region:

 

State-wise Indicative Number ofHandloom Clusters (Proposed) in Northeastern Region (2010-2011):

 

State-wise Financial Assistance to Handloom Sector under Various Handloom Plan Schemes in NER, (2005-2006 to 2009-2010):