National Handloom Day

The National Handloom Day is observed on August 7 every year in India. Government of India has been commemorating National Handloom Day since 2015 to mark the Swadesi Andolan that began in 1905 on August 07


Key Point and Facts For Pre 

  • National Handloom Day theme 2021’s: Handloom, an Indian legacy.

  • Objective of generating awareness about the importance of the handloom industry to the socio economic development of the country.

  • August 7 was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate because the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this day in 1905 in Calcutta Town Hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government. The movement had aimed at reviving domestic products and production process.


Discussion for Main Point 

  • Handloom sector is a symbol of the country’s glorious cultural heritage and an important source of livelihood in the country. The sector is key to women empowerment as over 70% of handloom weavers and allied workers are women.

  • The resolve Handloom weaving community is honoured and the contribution of this sector in the socio-economic development of this country is protect our handloom heritage and to empower the handloom weavers and workers with greater opportunities is reaffirmed.

  • The Government has ensure sustainable development of the handloom sector thereby empowering our handloom weavers and workers financially and instilling pride in their exquisite craftsmanship.


Schemes related to Handlooms

  • National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP)
  • Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme
  • Yarn Supply Scheme/Mil Gate Price Scheme
  • Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme
  • Weavers MUDRA Scheme

Source: IE & Govt Web

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