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Close to 15 Lakh Weavers and Handloom Organizations Are on GeM Portal

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.

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 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 StateNo. of Weavers/Handloom Agencies on-boarded 
Andhra Pradesh32,435 
Arunachal Pradesh2,183 
Assam3,816 
Bihar1,270 
Chhattisgarh2,578 
Delhi160 
Gujarat3,422 
Haryana1,896 
Himachal Pradesh393 
Jammu And Kashmir28 
Jharkhand911 
Karnataka8,533 
Kerala7,007 
Madhya Pradesh5,686 
Maharashtra893 
Manipur3,423 
Meghalaya961 
Mizoram505 
Nagaland1,178 
Odisha4,145 
Punjab240 
Rajasthan1,187 
Tamil Nadu16,495 
Telangana22,440 
Tripura4,088 
Uttar Pradesh6,865 
Uttarakhand1,593 
West Bengal8,846 

 

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.

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