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Government Of Assam Handloom Textiles & Sericulture Directorate of Handloom & Textiles

National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP)

Block Level Cluster 

The Govt. of India has launched a new concept of setting up of Block Level Cluster for development of Handloom sector under the umbrella scheme of National Handloom Development Scheme (NHDP) by amalgamating the comprehensive schemes like Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme (CHDS), Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) and Technology Upgradation. 

The basic concept of the scheme is to set up a Common Facility Center at the Block Level along with a Common Service Center to serve weavers of the Block with all facilities of pre loom and post loom activities. Computerised Designing and card automatic punching is another component included so that the weavers could be assisted with required designs in electronic format as well as in the jacquard cards weave out the same in fabrics. Skill upgradation facility of weavers has been included in all the disciplines of weaving, dyeing and designing part from the managerial and IT skills. The scheme also provides the facility of modern Fly Shuttle Frame Looms with latest developed design development equipments as well as quality maintenance equipments. 

A Block Level Cluster is budgeted for involvement of Rs.200.00 lakhs. The project to be implemented during the 12th Plan period. The Govt of India will provide the fund in two installments.