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A total of 1,49,429 weavers and handloom organizations put on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal


06 APR 2022 Delhi

The Handloom weavers/agencies are facilitated to sell their products online and 23 e-commerce platforms have been associated with Ministry of Textiles under a policy framework. In addition, steps have been taken to on-board Handloom weavers/agencies on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to enable them to sell their products directly to various Government Departments and organizations. As of now, 1,49,429 weavers and handloom organizations have been on-boarded on the GeM portal, including 6,252 weavers already on-boarded on the date of initiation of the exercise.

The State/UT- wise details of weavers and Handloom organizations on-boarded on the portal through this initiative is as follows:

Name of State No. of Weavers/Handloom Agencies on-boarded  
Andhra Pradesh 32,435  
Arunachal Pradesh 2,183  
Assam 3,816  
Bihar 1,270  
Chhattisgarh 2,578  
Delhi 160  
Gujarat 3,422  
Haryana 1,896  
Himachal Pradesh 393  
Jammu And Kashmir 28  
Jharkhand 911  
Karnataka 8,533  
Kerala 7,007  
Madhya Pradesh 5,686  
Maharashtra 893  
Manipur 3,423  
Meghalaya 961  
Mizoram 505  
Nagaland 1,178  
Odisha 4,145  
Punjab 240  
Rajasthan 1,187  
Tamil Nadu 16,495  
Telangana 22,440  
Tripura 4,088  
Uttar Pradesh 6,865  
Uttarakhand 1,593  
West Bengal 8,846  

To support handloom weavers, social media campaigns were organized under the #Vocal4Handmade in the year 2020 and #MyHandloomMyPride in 2021. Central Ministers and State Chief Ministers, besides others, were requested to participate and support these social media campaigns. Marketing events, Quiz Contests etc. were organized to popularize handlooms, stimulating interest of the Indian public and creation of sales opportunities for the weavers.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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