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Schemes for Promoting Self Employment in Textiles Sector

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Textiles Ministry is implementing various schemes for self-employment in handloom, handicraft and power loom sectors. Under these schemes, MUDRA loans, raw materials, looms and accessories are being provided to weavers and craftsmen among other things to encourage self-employment.   This was stated by the Minister of State of Textiles Shri Ajay Tamta in the Lok Sabha. He said, a Scheme for Incubation in Apparel Manufacturing (SIAM) was launched on pilot basis in January 2014 under which infrastructure in the form of an integrated workspace is provided to the new entrepreneurs along with training support. The Minister informed the House that three Incubation Centers have been sanctioned under the scheme. They are Spinning Mills Federation Ltd (SPINFED) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) in Panipat and Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IIDC) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.