Ministry of Textiles

A total of 1,49,429 weavers and handloom organizations on-boarded on GeM portal

Posted On: 06 APR 2022 6:25PM by PIB Delhi

 The Handloom weavers/agencies are facilitated to sell their products online and 23 e-commerce platforms have been associated with Ministry of Textiles under a policy framework. In addition, steps have been taken to on-board Handloom weavers/agencies on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to enable them to sell their products directly to various Government Departments and organizations. As of now, 1,49,429 weavers and handloom organizations have been on-boarded on the GeM portal, including 6,252 weavers already on-boarded on the date of initiation of the exercise.

The State/UT- wise details of weavers and Handloom organizations on-boarded on the portal through this initiative is as follows:

 

Name of State

No. of Weavers/Handloom Agencies on-boarded

 

Andhra Pradesh

32,435

 

Arunachal Pradesh

2,183

 

Assam

3,816

 

Bihar

1,270

 

Chhattisgarh

2,578

 

Delhi

160

 

Gujarat

3,422

 

Haryana

1,896

 

Himachal Pradesh

393

 

Jammu And Kashmir

28

 

Jharkhand

911

 

Karnataka

8,533

 

Kerala

7,007

 

Madhya Pradesh

5,686

 

Maharashtra

893

 

Manipur

3,423

 

Meghalaya

961

 

Mizoram

505

 

Nagaland

1,178

 

Odisha

4,145

 

Punjab

240

 

Rajasthan

1,187

 

Tamil Nadu

16,495

 

Telangana

22,440

 

Tripura

4,088

 

Uttar Pradesh

6,865

 

Uttarakhand

1,593

 

West Bengal

8,846

 

 

 

To support handloom weavers, social media campaigns were  organized under the #Vocal4Handmade in the year 2020 and #MyHandloomMyPride in 2021.  Central Ministers and State Chief Ministers, besides others, were requested to participate and support these social media campaigns.  Marketing events, Quiz Contests etc. were organized to popularize handlooms, stimulating interest of the Indian public and creation of sales opportunities for the weavers.

 

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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