VIRUDHUNAGAR MEGA HANDLOOM CLUSTER
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Other Clusters  (IA- Cooptex)

The Tamilnadu Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society  Ltd.,(Co-optex) is working as an  Implementing  Agency (IA) for 14 Mini Clusters and 2 Major Handloom Clusters in addition with 1 Mega Handloom Cluster (VMHC).

Mini Handloom Clusters (Phase II)

The Government of India has sanctioned 10 Mini Clusters (Phase ‚Äď II) under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), in the year 2007-08 for implementation by Co-optex.¬† The total project cost per cluster is Rs.60.00 lakhs of which the GOI, State Government and Beneficiary share is at 70:20:10 ratio, which has to be implemented over a period of 3 years.¬† The Mini Clusters are implemented in the following areas.

1

Sholinghur, Vellore District

2

Padirivedu , Thiruvallur District

3

Kandachipuram, Villupuram District

4

Appakudal , Erode District

5

Thandampalayam, Erode District

6

Sirumugai, Coimbatore District

7

Nilaliyur, Madurai District

8

Palani, Dindigul District

9

Jayankondam, Perambalur District

10

Veeravanallur, Tirunelveli District

          The sanctioned activities and the fund allotted for each activity are as follows:

                                               

Sl. No

Activities

I year

II year

III year

Total

1

Formation of Consortium

0.500

-

-

0.500

2

Corpus Fund for Consortium

3.000

-

-

3.000

3

Skill up-gradation

4.750

-

-

4.750

4

Design development and
Product diversification

1.200

3.900

2.900

8.000

5

Publicity and Marketing

1.225

6.280

4.245

11.750

6

Common Facility Centre

-

-

15.000

15.000

7

Project Management Cost

2.400

2.400

2.400

7.200

8

Basic Inputs

6.800

1.800

-

8.600

 

Total

19.875

14.380

24.545

58.800

The 1st year, 2nd year and the 3rd year financial assistance have been released for all  the 10 mini Clusters.

100% UC for 1st year 2nd year had been submitted to DCH Office already.

The 3rd year activities mainly the Construction of CFC in all the clusters are going on.

Mini Silk Handloom Clusters (Phase VI)

In addition to the 10 mini handloom Clusters, the Government of India have sanctioned four more Mini Handloom Clusters (phase VI) during the year 2010-11 in the following 4 places at a total project cost of Rs.60.00 lakhs per cluster. These clusters are to be   implemented in 3 years.

1

Pallava Handloom Cluster

Kancheepuram District

2

Varadharaja Handloom Cluster

Kancheepuram District

3

Arni Handloom Cluster

Tiruvannamalai District

4

Rasipuram Super Silk Handloom Cluster

Namakkal District.

The 1st and 2nd year financial assistance had been released to the 4 clusters as follows:

Sl. No

Name of the Clusters

Total Project Cost

Fund released

1st year

2nd year

1

Pallavar Silk

60.00

17.15

17.27

2

Varadharaja Silk

60.00

18.76

13.84

3

Arni Silk

59.55

18.38

8.34

4

Rasipuram Super Silk

59.18

15.94

14.65

Total

238.73

70.23

54.10

The financial assistance is intended for implementation of Basic inputs, Publicity and Marketing, Training for skill up gradation and Design intervention.  All these activities are under implementation in the respective clusters.

The 1st year activities had been completed and the 100% Utilisation certificates are being furnished.

The 2nd year financial assistance of Rs.54.10 lakh is released to the Clusters concerned and the Activities are going on in the concerned Clusters.

Major Handloom Clusters

The Government of India have introduced integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (IHCDS) for creation of infrastructure facilities and also to extend basic inputs to the Handloom weavers on need based approach for the integrated and holistic development Handloom concentrated areas.

Under this scheme, the Government  of India  have sanctioned 2 Major Clusters each one at Kurinjipadi and Tiruvannamalai at a  total cost of Rs.2.00 crore for cluster during the year 2006-07.  There is no share by the State Government for these 2 clusters. However the beneficiaries have to borne their share according to the activities.

Out of the total Project cost of Rs.2.00 crore for each cluster, a sum of Rs.180.00 lakh is earmarked for each cluster for implementation of various activities.  Of this, a sum of Rs.179.61 lakh and Rs.172.83 lakhs had so far been released by Government of India to Thiruvannamalai and Kurinjipadi Handloom Cluster respectively with the last and final spell of financial assistance received on 28.08.2012.

All the Activities had been completed and 100% UC had been furnished to DCH Office, New Delhi.

The process of handing over the Project activities to the concerned Cluster’s Consortium will be completed shortly.

S.No.

Activities

1

Conducting Buyer seller Meets

2

Conducting Exhibition

3

Formation of Consortium

4

Documentation of IHCDP

5

Providing of Jacquards and accessories to silk saree producers of weavers

6

Exposure Visit

7

Replacement of Loom Accessories - Healds and
Reeds and warp beam and cloth beam.
[This amount is sanctioned at 75% subsidy and 25% member contribution.

8

Supply of wooden Slay to silk weavers

9

Marketing Survey

10

Promotion and adoption of Handloom mark

11

Visit to Marketing organisation for business linkage

12

Engaging Professional Designer for development of new design and product

13

The Diversification of FDS looms to Produce Diversified Product

14

Product Development

15

Financial linkages with banks for Societies/SHG consortium for raw
materials and Marketing

16

Cluster News letter

17

Management Training to office bearers

18

Formation of SHG/weavers consortium

19

Conducting of CDCC Meeting

20

Awareness meetings take holders workshop other line
department focused meeting

21

Base Line information collection for 5000 looms including
survey meeting data
analysis and focused group discussions

22

Dyer workshop

23

Orientation workshop of dyers at the cluster level