Visitor No. 240227
Progress Report   2007 - 2008 and Action Plan 2008 - 2009
Name of the Cluster: BURDWAN, W.B.
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY: NHDC, LUCKNOW 
PROGRESS REPORT [2007-08] & ACTION PLAN [2008-09]
2007-08
Amount sanctioned Rs. 65.90 Lakhs 
Amount utilized     Rs.  39.03 lakhs 
 % utilization – 59.22%
2007-08
Sr No 
Physical Activity              
Physical
Target [Frquency / No:]
Financial Target
[Rs. In lakhs]
Physical
Achievement
[2007-08]
Financial Achievements [2007-08]
Remarks 
1 Financial Linkages           
1.1 Interaction with bankers, stakeholders & SHGs
10
0.50
8
0.49
50 SHGs formed. Credit linkage for financial support under process for 12 Nos of  SHGs.          
2 Market Linkages 
 
2.1 Meeting with corporate and other buyers (B-S Meet)
4
4.00
6
6.00
Work started with FAB India, CCIC, State Apex (Tantuja). Kalna Tant Silpi Sangha, Consortium/ Association is supplying material to Tantuja on regular basis and so far Rs. 3.20 Lacs of material supplied by them.  
2.2 Exhibition cum sale including participation in different expos.
5
10.00
10
9.88
Participated in Cottons of India,  New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad & 4 district level mini exhibitions. Total Sale turnover Rs. 72.48 lakhs  & orders worth Rs 7.8 Lakhs received.  
2.3 Publicity 
1
1.00
1
1.02
TV/ News paper, advt. Done just before Durgapuja festival for cluster exclusive products.  
2.4 Web portal 
1
0.50
1
0.50
Common Web Portal done by NRA.
  Design & product Development 
 
3.1 Engagement of designer
1
3.60
1
2.70
Developed 248 No. of papers and samples designs for diversified product item. 
3.2 New design development
1.40
0.34
New Products based on new designs prepared viz; Home furnishing and made ups etc;
3.3 Workshop with master weaver for value addition & product diversification 
1
0.75
1
0.68
Workshop conducted with faculty member from NIFT,WSC, Kolkata & Jayasree Textiles Ltd (Linen Group) for knowledge on diversified product & value addition for weavers & Master Weavers. One more such training proposed in the next year.  
3.4 Appointment of Technical resource person for product diversification 
1
1.50
1
1.09
Technical person helped in the introduction of Linen yarn in Tangail Sarees in weft combination with Cotton & silk warp - results in soft touch, good Luster & better durability.   
4 Training 
 
4.1 Group-wise training of 
  (a)    Dyers & Designers & Orientation workshop on Veg. Colour
3
2.00
4
2.28
WSC Chennai trained the local dyer to adopt Veg. Colour for exportable item. 
  (b)   Workshop on export training Process 
1
1.50
1
1.15
Conducted in coordination with Export promotion officer of HEPC,New Delhi. 
  (c)    Handloom Mark Regist. For 50 SHG
50
1.00
50
1.00
Textiles Committee, Mumbai conducted a workshop for GI / Handloom Mark. 
4.2 (a) Skill Orientation training for preparatory process 
2
1.50
2
1.12
24 women weavers attended training at WSC Kolkata in two phases. 
  (b)Workshop on implementation of G.I. 
1
0.50
1
0.53
Workshop conducted in association with Textile Committee, Mumbai. 
5 SHGs & Strengthening of Association/consortium 
0
 
5.1 S.H.G. formation
50
1.50
50
1.50
50 SHGs [Coverage 672 weavers] formed. Bank account opened. Initiative taken  for opening a/c for Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojna by all individual weavers under SHGs & registration process of Handloom mark also done. 
5.2 Strengthening and formation of consortium 
1
1.00
2
1.00
Burdwan Handloom Developer & Producer Company Pvt. Ltd , A Consortium has been formed to undertake the operation of CFC-Dyeing unit under PPP (60:40) mode. Capacity building for the Consortium to be carried out in the next year. 
5.3 Awareness workshop
10
1.00
10
0.98
10 Nos. of awareness meeting in different area under cluster has been conducted where 978 weavers briefed about different govt. schemes, utility of formation of SHGs & their support through cluster programme. 
5.4 Exposure visit 
2
4.00
2
1.56
Kanchipuram, Arani - 16 master weavers learnt the use of upgraded pneumatic Jacquard system. This system being introduced in the cluster. 08 local designer visited NID, Calico Museum, Ahmedabad for better exposure of latest design development.
6 Dye House 
 
6.1 Establishing of Dyeing unit under PPP mode 
1
23.40
--
0.04
Land purchased by consortium. Civil work yet to start.  
7 Raw Material Bank 
 
7.1 Corpus –Raw Material (Yarn)
1
5.00
--
5.00
Yarn worth Rs 5.00 Lakhs received from NHDC. Yarn in dyed form catered to individual weavers under Mill Gate Price Scheme. 
8 Monitoring 
 
8.1 Monitoring activities through CDCC meeting
5
0.25
4
0.17
CDCC meetings held with the members for briefing activities & better monitoring. CDCC meeting to continue in 08-09. 
  GRAND TOTAL
65.90
39.03