JHARKHAND INDUSTRIAL POLICY 2012
OF SERICULTURE, HANDLOOM & HANDICRAFT
20.1 Jharkhand ranks first in the country in production
of Tasar Silk. In order to maintain the leading edge and give special
thrust to the sector, Jharkhand Silk, Textile and handicraft Development
Corporation (JHARCRAFT) was
established in 2006 to provide support in design, training, entrepreneurship
development, marketing, raw material support in clustered and organized
manner by grouping local artisans, SHG’s and NGOs involved in similar
activities. JHARCRAFT has emerged as a brand not only in the country but
also abroad. JHARCRAFT is supporting more than 2.0 lakh rearers, reelers,
spinners, weavers, artisans etc. It also maintains cocoon banks using
existing infrastructure besides creating new infrastructure with the
financial support of the State Government and has 18 marketing outlets in
cities including Ranchi, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Marketing is also being extended under franchisee mode.
development efforts in the area of Sericulture, Handloom and Handicraft
have been intensified with the setting up of Jharkhand Silk Training
Centre, Kharsawan, in collaboration with NIFT, Kolkata; Saheed Nirmal Mahto
Institute at Bhagaiya in collaboration with NID, Ahmedabad; and Apparel
Training Centre, Namkum, Ranchi in collaboration with Export Promotion
20.3 Further expansion of this sector for
setting up of reeling / spinning / weaving etc. is envisaged in PPP mode
with viability gap funding.
State Govt. will make efforts to set up in each district of the
State at least one unit for sericulture, handloom, handicraft (one of these
or mixed) activities for generation of direct employment of atleast 250, if
one of the above mentioned activities is taken up for implementation and
1000, if all the activities are taken up for implementation.
(b) Activities under (a) may be taken up
under joint venture, PPP mode or as Private Enterprises under broad
supervision and assistance of Director, Handloom, Handicraft and
Sericulture / Jharcraft.
(c) All necessary help / assistance in
marketing of products will be extended by Jharcraft.
Financial assistance will also be extended for establishment of
Skill Development Centre (SDC).
(b) The assistance will be restricted to Rs
5,000 maximum per trainee to be trained in such SDC.
(c) The SDC will have a minimum training
capacity of 2000 trainees per year.
(d) Financial Assistance of 90% of training
cost will be provided to SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped / women and 75% to
(c) SDC will be duly graded by competent Authority.
20.6 Quality power supply will be made
available to powerlooms.
Interest rate subversion of
2% will be given against working capital to weavers, reelers, spinners,
handicraft artisans etc of Self Help Groups (SHG) of 10 or more members for
producing articles / products worth more than Rs 1 lakh per member.
(b) This financial benefit will be available
to such SHGs who are registered with JHARCRAFT / KVIB / NABARD / Government
/ PSU / Scheduled Financial Institutions / Banks and are supplying products
worth Rs 10 lakh or more per annum for sale through Jharcraft / KVIB / any
authorised State Government approved agency.
(c) A detailed administrative
procedure will be worked out in consultation with NABARD, Financial