Health Insurance Scheme for Weavers

Ministry of Textiles
Health Insurance Scheme for Weavers
Posted On: 19 JUL 2019 by PIB Delhi

Health Insurance Scheme was implemented by Ministry of Textiles till 30.09.2014 to provide health care facility to handloom weavers.  The healthcare facility was provided through a Health Insurance Company which was selected by open tender procedure.  Only the annual premium was paid to the Health Insurance Company as per the actual enrolment done.  The health insurance claims submitted by the weavers were paid directly by Health Insurance Company.  No irregularity in utilizing the Government of India funds were noticed in the implementation of the scheme.
The Government of India, Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) is implementing following Schemes for promotion and development of Handicrafts Sector:
National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)
Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS)         
National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)
Base Line Survey & Mobilization of Artisans under Ambedkar Hastship Vikas Yojana 
Design & Technology upgradation (DTU) 
Human Resource Development (HRD) 
Direct Benefit to Artisans (DBA) 
Infrastructure and Technology Support (ITS) 
Research and Development (R&D)
Marketing Support & Services (MSS)
Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme(CHCDS)
Mega Cluster (MC)
Special Projects under Integrated Development and Promotion of Handicraft (IDPH)

The State-wise financial assistance provided under these schemes during the last three years is Annexed.

For strengthening the Yarn Supply Scheme, the guidelines have been revised during 2018-19. Under the Scheme, 10% price subsidy is provided on cotton, domestic Silk, Woolen yarn and Linen yarn in hank form with quantity restrictions, besides the supply of yarn at Mill Gate Price without quantity restrictions.


Financial assistance provided for promotion and development of Handicrafts Industries during the last three years.

STATE/UTs Amount released
(Rs in Lakhs)
A & N Islands 56.89
Andhra Pradesh 2227.66
Arunachal Pradesh 132.14
Assam 1127.32
Bihar 1369.83
Chandigarh 46.67
Chhattisgarh 221.53
Delhi 1313.12
Goa 14.25
Gujarat 644.06
Haryana 258.07
Himachal Pradesh 514.54
Jammu & Kashmir 1276.47
Jharkhand 210.18
Karnataka 432.38
Kerala 253.15
Madhya Pradesh 838.05
Maharashtra 494.33
Manipur 794.22
Meghalaya 233.14
Mizoram 83.52
Nagaland 159.49
Odisha 677.78
Puducherry 83.7
Punjab 501.11
Rajasthan 1192.2
Sikkim 155.16
Tamil Nadu 360.22
Telangana 981.71
Tripura 224.53
Uttar Pradesh 4444.11
Uttrakhand 245.65
West Bengal 415.9
TOTAL 21983.08

This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB

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