SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • Sensex down 74 points, Nifty closes at 11,017  • TDF scheme to encourage MSMEs for defence manufacturing: Rajnath  • Banking reforms to be tailored to local needs: RBI official  • RERA a resounding success: Minister  • Despite extension, US sanctions politically motivated: Huawei 
Last updated: 11 Jul, 2019  

Textiles.9.Thmb.jpg Textiles sector's employment increasing, shows data

   Top Stories
» TDF scheme to encourage MSMEs for defence manufacturing: Rajnath
» Banking reforms to be tailored to local needs: RBI official
» RERA a resounding success: Minister
» National conference of tourism ministers concludes
» Corporate tax to be cut gradually: Sitharaman
SME Times News Bureau | 11 Jul, 2019

Official data released on Wednesday showed that employment in the textiles sector has increased for the last few years.

As per the latest available Annual Survey of Industries, employment in the Textiles and Wearing Apparel were 25.27 lakh in 2014-15, 26.48 lakh in 2015-16 and 26.97 lakh in 2016-17, Textiles Ministry data showed.

Government has been implementing various schemes for welfare and development of textile workers/weavers including handicraft artisans.

Under the group insurance scheme for powerloom workers, insurance cover is provided to all powerloom weavers/workers in the case of natural death, accidental death as well as partial and permanent disability due to accident. 

Additionally, the weavers/workers enrolled under this scheme are entitled for educational grant of Rs. 600/- per child half-yearly for two children studying in 9th to12th standard for a maximum period of 4 years.Under the scheme, total number of powerloom weavers/workers enrolled was 1.11 lakh in 2015-16, 1.32 lakh in 2016-17 and 1.62 lakh in 2017-18. 

Under the Textile Workers Rehabilitations Fund Scheme (TWRFS) which has been merged with the Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana (RGSKY) of the Ministry of Labour& Employment, the textile workers rendered jobless due to permanent closure of the mills, are provided a relief of 75% of the wage employment in the first year, 50% in the second and 25% in the third year.

Under the “Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, (HWCWS), life and accidental insurance are provided to handloom weavers/workers in the age groups of 18-50 years. It was, then, converged under Mahatma Gandhi BunkarBimaYojana (MGBBY). The HWCWS has been merged under Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha BimaYojana (PMSBY).

Total of targeted enrollment of weavers/workers under the PMJJBY and converged MGBBY are 5.32 lakh for 2017-18 and 6.65 lakh for 2018-19 which include 3.84 lakh for general states and 2.84 lakh for North Eastern States.

As add on benefit to the above, scholarship@Rs. 180/- per month per child isprovided toa maximum of two children of the beneficiaries studying 9th to 12th standard.

Welfare programmes being implemented for handicraft artisansare Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana (RGSSBY), BimaYojana for Handicrafts Artisans (Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY), support to artisans in indigent circumstances, credit guarantee scheme, interest subvention scheme and issue of identify cards and creation of data-base.

Print the Page
Add to Favorite
Share this on :

Please comment on this story:
Subject :
(Maximum 1500 characters)  Characters left 1500
Your name:

  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
UK Pound
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 21 Aug, 2019
  Daily Poll
Is the Union Budget 2019 MSME-friendly?
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» Sitharaman meets realty players, discuss liquidity(1)
» US military official visits Turkey for intervention in Syria(1)
» Indian SMEs lagging behind in technology adoption: Marg ERP MD(1)
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter