Weavers to get Grant of 1.30 lakh

Bhubaneswar: The state government has solved the big problem of workers engaged in weaving and related work of the state. Indira Awas Yojana/Biju Pakka Ghar/Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana will provide more space to build a weaving sheds next to the residence. A change in the proposed rule has been made for this purpose. The Odisha Weavers Maha Sangha thanked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and VK Pandian, Chairman of ‘5- T’ and ‘Naveen Odisha’ for solving a major problem of the weavers. In this regard, the notification issued by the Department of Handicrafts, Weaving and Handicrafts said today that arrangements have been made for the construction of houses and weaving sheds for the weavers included in the government housing scheme. There was a lack of adequate space to weave the cloth and store the valuables used in it safely. Because of this, their business was suffering. The Odisha Weavers Maha Sangha drew the attention of the Chief Minister. Considering this, the government has taken appropriate action. According to the decision, the weaving sheds will have a total floor area of 22 square meters (240 square feet). Financial assistance will be provided to construct pavements for weaving sheds. Weavers of the districts included in the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) will get Rs 1,30,000 for construction of weaving sheds and weavers of non-IAP districts will get Rs 1,20,000. Disability weavers and workers engaged in related work will also be paid an additional 10 thousand rupees. In addition, those weavers who will complete the construction of a full-fledged weaving sheds within three months and four months of receiving the first installment, will be paid Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively as incentives. The beneficiary will be disbursed in four installments through DBT. The work must be completed within 6 months after receipt of first installment. In order to get financial assistance, the beneficiaries will apply online through handwritten income proof along with income certificate from Tahsildar, copy of land lease, copy of Aadhaar card, copy of first page of bank passbook. The district-level scrutiny committee chaired by the District Collector will review the application and take steps for approval. Preference will be given to widows, destitute, divorced women, disabled (more than 50% disability), Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste, applicants above 40 years of age at the time of application approval. The program will be managed by the Zone level Textile Office.

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