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Darzee Special: Government Initiatives for Small-Scale Garment Makers and Handloom Artisans

Updated: Oct 2, 2023


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In India's diverse tapestry of culture and tradition, small-scale garment makers and handloom artisans hold a special place. They not only cherish our heritage but also bolster our economy. But, with the IT boom and growth of large-scale industries, the small-scale and cottage industries in India have become a shadow of themselves.


Recognizing their significance, the Indian government has introduced various programs and aid to empower these industries, providing the boost they need to thrive and succeed.


So, today with Darzee Special - let us look at some government schemes and funds that can help your small business take off.


National Handloom Development Program (NHDP)


At the heart of India's handloom industry stands the National Handloom Development Program (NHDP). This comprehensive effort is the cornerstone of government support for handloom weavers.


It covers essential areas like financial aid, skill enhancement, marketing support, and technology upgrades. For countless artisans and craftsmen, the NHDP is a lifeline, guiding them toward a brighter future.

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)

For small-scale garment makers and entrepreneurs in the textile sector, the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) offers a sigh of relief. This scheme provides crucial loans to micro and small businesses, ensuring they have the funds they need to operate smoothly. It's not just about financial support; it's about nurturing dreams and fostering growth.


Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE)


Small enterprises often face hurdles when seeking credit. The Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) addresses this issue. By offering credit guarantee coverage, this program encourages banks and financial institutions to lend to textile and garment businesses with confidence. This means fewer roadblocks to expansion and more opportunities for success.


Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS)

In today's fast-paced world, staying competitive requires embracing technology. The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) offers subsidies for technology upgrades, driving increased productivity and higher quality in the textile and garment sector.


Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS)

Artisans and textile workers often face challenges related to skills and employability. The Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) tackles this issue by offering skill development and training opportunities. By improving the skills of the workforce, this program not only enhances employability but also increases income levels.


Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS)

Weavers are the backbone of the handloom industry. Recognizing their vital role, the Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS) offers a safety net. It provides weavers with essential welfare measures, including life and health insurance, as well as financial assistance during critical illnesses. This support ensures that they can continue to weave their magic without worrying about their well-being.




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Cluster Development Programme for the Powerloom Sector

The powerloom sector is a major contributor to India's textile industry. The Cluster Development Programme for the Powerloom Sector focuses on its growth by providing financial support for infrastructure development, technology upgrades, and marketing. This support benefits not only individual entrepreneurs but also advances the industry as a whole.


Market Promotion and Development Scheme (MPDA)

The Market Promotion and Development Scheme (MPDA) understand the significance of marketing in the textile and garment sector. It provides financial support for marketing activities, including participation in exhibitions and fairs. This assistance helps small-scale businesses showcase their products to a broader audience, spurring growth and expansion.


Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP)

For those aiming to venture beyond domestic markets, the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) offers vital infrastructure support. These textile parks provide state-of-the-art facilities that encourage investment and growth in the textile and garment sector. They serve as launching pads for entrepreneurs seeking international opportunities.


Export Promotion Councils


The government acknowledges the importance of global markets for textile and garment businesses. Export Promotion Councils play a crucial role in this regard. They offer support and information to small-scale exporters, helping them navigate international trade waters. These councils act as compasses, guiding entrepreneurs toward export success.


GST and Intermediate Tax Advantages

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime provides specific tax benefits and exemptions for the handloom and small-scale garment sector. These benefits lighten the tax burden on businesses, making them more competitive both domestically and globally. It reflects the government's commitment to fostering growth in these industries.


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