Karnataka Handloom and Textiles – ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕೈಮಗ್ಗ ಮತ್ತು ಜವಳಿ
The State Government of Karnataka established the Department of Handlooms and Textiles in the year 1991-1992 in Karnataka and it is governed by the Ministry of Textiles in India. The main reason behind the establishment of this exclusive Department was to facilitate and encourage the state’s traditional power loom weavers and handloom weavers in India. The Department also invests in large industrial sectors and MSME. Get Schemes and more about Karnataka Handloom from here.
Karnataka is a state that is famous in India for its traditional weaving and silk of excellent quality. Karnataka is the biggest producer of the beautiful Mulberry silk in the whole country as it produces 65 percent of the total Mulberry silk in India. Likewise, the state has also been growing ample cotton.
It delivers as much as 20 bales of good quality cotton every year. The tradition of weaving in the state of Karnataka dates back to the 8th century. Traditional sarees from Karnataka are famous in various parts of India. IIkal sarees that are woven in northern parts of Karnataka have always retained their charm.
Multiple kinds of sarees have got GI (Geographical Indication) like Karnataka Kasuti Sarees, Udupi Cotton Sarees, Ilkal sarees and Mysore Silk Sarees. At present, Karnataka has 120000 power looms and 40000 handloom weavers.
Department of Handlooms and Textiles has introduced different schemes – ಕೈಮಗ್ಗ ಮತ್ತು ವಸ್ತ್ರೋದ್ಯಮ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳ ಇಲಾಖೆ
With the aim of facilitating Karnataka handloom weavers, the Department has launched more than one beneficial scheme. They are as follows:
- Mahatma Gandhi Bunakar Yojana
- NHDP or National Handloom Development Programme
- Health Insurance Scheme
- Thrift Fund Scheme for Handloom Weavers
- Kaimagga Vikasa Yojane
- Training to Handloom Weavers
Modern Textile Industry in Karnataka – ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜವಳಿ ಉದ್ಯಮ
Karnataka has also earned its name for the contemporary Textile Industry in Karnataka. 20% of India’s garments come from Karnataka. RMG Sector is the biggest employer, and its employees are mainly women. It has the largest spinning unit of the world.
Karnataka Handloom Website: http://www.karnatakadht.org
Department of Handloom Karnataka Contact Number: 080 235 61628
Textiles in Karnataka Contact Number: 080 – 22252443,22034340
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Commerce & Industries Department,
The government of Karnataka,
Room No: 106,
Bangalore – 560001,