Govt to support Tangaliya weavers in purchasing looms

Govt to support Tangaliya weavers in purchasing looms

The govt will form an association of Tangaliya workers to oversee the development.

The Dollar Business Bureau 

With an ambitious vision to support and strengthen the domestic textile industry, the Government would facilitate Tangaliya weavers on their looms purchases, by extending them an assistance amounting to 90% of the price of looms.

Interacting with Tangaliya weavers in Surendranagar district of Gujarat, Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani said the government will continue to favour Tangaliya weavers’ interest and will form a special association of Tangaliya workers to oversee their developmental goals.

Appreciating Tangaliya embroidery, Irani said Tangaliya weavers’ exquisite handloom work should be promoted on an international scale, and requested the district administration to make proper arrangements. She also appealed to fashion designers to use and encourage the Tangaliya artwork for their fashionable garments.

The Minister also mentioned Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana during her speech and exhorted weavers to avail its benefits.

Irani also paid a visit to Ahmadabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA), in Ahmadabad, upon which she hailed the achievements of the institute. She also directed the officials to create a scheme to benefit small and medium industries.

Tangaliya, a dotted woven textile of Surendranagar district, is a 700-year-old indigenous weave of Gujarat, employing an exquisite technique of weaving, using raw wool yarn. The Tangalia designs are used for creating shawl, dupatta, dress material and products of home décor & accessories such as bed sheets, pillow covers etc.

The weavers apply unique designs to create a dotted design for floral and geometrical motifs by using cotton or woollen yarn, during the weaving process.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Jan 20, 2017 12:00 IST