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Implementing Agency

Bhagalpur Handloom Cluster
Asian Society for Entrepreneurship
Education & Development
Aseed House, C-8/8007, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi - 110 070

About Cluster :

Bhagalpur is a divisional town of historical importance situated on the southern bank of the Ganga river. The Bhagalpur. Weavers history traces back to over 100 years. It was a family tradition among the lower income group of people to take up the weaving job.

There are about 30,000 (Approx) handloom weavers found in Bhagalpur, out of which 95% are jobworkers with 25,000 Handlooms. The product mix being produced in Bhagalpur is as follows:

  1. Sarees
  2. Dress Materials (Salwar Suits, Dupatta,Kurta- Pyjama)
  3. Home Furnishings (Cushion Covers,Bed Sheets,Curtains,Throws,Table Covers,Napkins, Runners).Out of these majority of the products made are of Home furnishings (50%)& Dress material (35%)and rest 15% are sarees.

The Raw material used in this cluster are tussar silk, Matka silk, Eri.Mulberry,Staple,Viscose & Chinese silk.. The price fluctuation of most of the raw materials is on higher side.