Ministry of Textiles

25,46,285 Women working in Handloom Sector of Textiles Industry

Posted On: 16 MAR 2022 3:25PM by PIB Delhi

According to the Handloom Census 2019-20, about 35,22,512 Handloom workers were employed across the country, out of which 25,46,285 were Women workers with a share of 72.29% of the total handloom workers. In addition, there are around 16,87,534 Women Handicraft artisans registered with Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). The figures showing the number of women working in the unorganized sector viz. Handlooms and Handicrafts sector of the textile industry, State-wise are at Annexure I & II respectively.

With a view to attract investment, boost employment generation and position itself strongly in the global textile market, the Government has recently approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles and Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM-MITRA) Scheme which have potential to generate large scale employment in the sector. In addition, the Government is implementing various schemes viz the Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS), Schemes for the development of the Powerloom Sector(Power-Tex), Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP),SAMARTH- The Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector, Jute (ICARE- Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise), Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS), Silk Samagra, National Handloom Development Programme, National Handicraft Development Programme, Integrated Wool Development Programme (IWDP), National Technical Textile Mission etc. for promotion and development of textile sector on pan-India basis.

 

Annexure-I

State-wise number of Women Handloom workers as per 4th All India Handloom Census 2019-20 are as under:

SN

States/UTs

No. of women handloom workers

1

Andhra Pradesh

86,398

2

Arunachal Pradesh

73,871

3

Assam

11,79,507

4

Bihar

6,444

5

Chhattisgarh

9,730

6

Delhi

2,219

7

Goa

25

8

Gujarat

4,725

9

Haryana

14,078

10

Himachal Pradesh

10,059

11

Jammu And Kashmir including Ladakh

13,973

12

Jharkhand

11,614

13

Karnataka

28,192

14

Kerala

14,175

15

Madhya Pradesh

9,269

16

Maharashtra

1,266

17

Manipur

2,11,327

18

Meghalaya

30,320

19

Mizoram

22,083

20

Nagaland

37,142

21

Odisha

57,640

22

Puducherry

1,083

23

Punjab

332

24

Rajasthan

6,244

25

Sikkim

673

26

Tamil Nadu

1,26,549

27

Telangana

23,245

28

Tripura

93,589

29

Uttar Pradesh

93,054

30

Uttarakhand

8,595

31

West Bengal

3,68,864

 

All India

25,46,285

 

Annexure-II

State-Wise Women Handicraft Artisans Registration Count with Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)

Sl.No.

State

Total Women's Count

1

Andaman and Nicobar

1,963

2

Andhra Pradesh

40,439

3

Arunachal Pradesh

6,876

4

Assam

58,114

5

Bihar

78,046

6

Chhattisgarh

8,721

7

Delhi

11,820

8

Goa

7,465

9

Gujarat

98,683

10

Haryana

23,112

11

Himachal Pradesh

13,713

12

Jammu and Kashmir

60,458

13

Jharkhand

51,694

14

Karnataka

16,493

15

Kerala

33,181

16

Ladakh

245

17

Madhya Pradesh

57,209

18

Maharashtra

35,149

19

Manipur

55,609

20

Meghalaya

2,364

21

Mizoram

1,187

22

Nagaland

5,051

23

Odisha

78,890

24

Puducherry

4,925

25

Punjab

25,775

26

Rajasthan

79,884

27

Sikkim

1,285

28

Tamil Nadu

46,995

29

Telangana

19,721

30

Tripura

9,902

31

Uttar Pradesh

5,53,895

32

Uttarakhand

30,326

33

West Bengal

1,68,344

 

Total

16,87,534

 

 

 

 

Annexure-III

Estimated production of man-made fibre, filament yarn, spun yarn for last three years and current year:

(Figures in Million)

Period

Man-made fibre (Kg)

Manmade filament yarn (Kg)

Cotton yarn (Kg)

Blended & 100% Non-Cotton yarn (Kg)

Total Spun yarn (Kg)

2018-19

1,442

1,160

4,208

1,682

5,890

2019-20

1,898

1,688

3,962

1,702

5,664

2020-21   (Apr-Jan)

1,299

1,226

2,950

1,225

4,175

2021-22   (Apr-Jan)

(Provisional)

1,803

1,676

3,410

1,462

4,872

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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