HANDLOOMS

1. GENERAL INFORMATION :

Textile Industry is one of the major industries in Bellary District. Around 4,800 families are engaged in this activity.The main activities of textiles industry are as follows

COTTON GINNING

Cotton is the major agriculture product in Bellary District. There are about 115 Ginning mills working in cotton ginning and pressing. About 2500 people are working in these units. Most of the units are using Platt and Bajaj Ginning Machines.

SPINNING MILLS

There are the two spinning mills in the district, out of which, one is at Kottur and another mill is at Bellary. Both the mills produce lower counts yarn.

WEAVING SECTOR

As per 1995/96 Census, there are 2402 Handlooms in the district, out of which 220 are Silk Looms, 840 Cotton Looms and 1342 Woolen Looms. About 6500 people are working in these looms and allied activities.There are 21 Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies and 3 KHDC Sub-Centres engaged in Handloom Weaving activity. Two societies are engaged in Khadi production. The Cotton Weavers Societies are producing Cotton Cloth such as towels, lunges, napkins, double-cloth bed-sheets, dhoties, janatha sarees, mosquito-net-cloth, sheeting cloth etc., Woolen Societies are producing woolen Kamblies only, especially in Kudligi Taluk. There are about 220 silk weavers. They are producing Molkamur type silk sarees. In the district 2010 Weavers covered under Co-operative sector, 210 under KHDC, 500 weavers under master weaver and individual and 105 weavers in Khadi fold.

READY- MADE GARMENTS

Bellary is well known for Ready-Made-Garments: Especially for Jeans pants. There are about 260 Garment units in Bellary and nearly 3000 families are working in these units.

DETAILS OF DISTRICT SECTOR SCHEMES:

Under the district sector schemes in order to strengthen the weaver, Co-operative Societies and to create additional employment to the members, the following schemes like share capital contribution working capital loan are given. And in order to produce improved varieties, and quality products, improved looms and accessories are provided along with requisite training. Dye houses are also provided to get good colour fabrics. For the houseless weavers low cost houses are provided under housing colony scheme and for those weavers who do not have working space in these houses, collective weaving Centre is constructed where in, the weavers are engaged in weaving and allied activities under one roof. For newly registered societies in order to engage the services of paid secretary, managerial grant is given upto 3 years only.

2. STATUS REPORT :

Sl No

Subject

Status as on

31.3.00

1

No. of Handlooms

2620

2

No. of Powerlooms

22

3

No. of Spinning Mills

2

4

No. of Ginning Units

115

5

Ready-Made-Garments

260

6

Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies

21

7

Powerloom Weavers

Co-operative Societies

2

8

KHDC Sub – Centres

3

9

Weavers covered in Co-operative Sector.

2010

10

Handloom Weavers in KHDC

210

11

Handloom Weavers in Individual sector.

605

    1. 2001 – 2002 PROPOSALS :

Sl No

Programme and Head of A/c

Amount (Rs. in lakhs)

Explanatory Notes

1

Training of Handloom Weavers

2851-00-103-0-76

0.55

Training is imparted to un-employed youths through existing handloom weavers co-operative societies. After the training is completed, those youths are provided employment by the weavers co-operative society itself. The trainees are paid Rs. 350.00 stipend, Rs.200.00 Honorarium, and Rs. 75.00 Raw Material cost per month per candidates during training period. For the year 2001-2002 It is proposed to impart training to 20 beneficiaries in the district.

2

Salary Component of Handloom & Textiles

2851-00-103-0-77

8.00

Under this programme the salary of the staff and office expenses are met out. This office is headed by an Assistant Director and assisted by two Textile inspectors, one second division assistant and one group ‘D’ employee.

  TOTAL

8.55

 

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