Visitor No. 240227
Progress Report 2007-2008 and Action Plan 2008-2009
Kurinjipadi  Handloom cluster  
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY:  CO-OPTEX, CHENNAI 
PROGRESS REPORT [2007-08] & ACTION PLAN [2008-09]
2007-08
Amount sacntioned = 57.55 Lakhs
Amount utilized = 27.95 Lakhs
% Utilization : 48.56% 
2007-08
Sr No 
Physical Activity              
Physical
Target [Frquency / No:]
Financial Target
[Rs. In lakhs]
Physical
Achievement
[2007-08]
Financial Achievement [2007-08]
Remarks 
1 Institutional formation  / Strengthening
 
1.1 Conducting awareness programme for stake holders in the cluster
10
1.00
10
0.75
10 programmes completed in 9 cluster pockets. 1000 Stake holders participated. One camera purchased for cluster use and documentation.  
1.2 Exposure visit to Meerut to study the drop box weaving technology
1
2.00
1
2.00
Twin shuttle box loom purchased from WSC, Jaipur for Kurinjipadi cluster. Training provided to  220 Weavers for 22 days. For the balance amount it is decided to supply Twin shuttle box sleys to 33 weavers instead of exposure visit.[Expenditure booked] . 
1.3 Exposure visit to Chennamalai for product diversification of Home textile for export market.
1
0.50
1
0.50
One exposure visit carried out  to Chennimalai with 40 stake holders. Exposure Visit to Kannur being proposed for disseminating the consortia model. 
1.4 Formation of Self Help Group among Women Folk of Weaving Community.
50
1.50
46
1.50
Engaged 3 NGOs and arranged for formation of 60 SHGs.  46 SHGs formed.[coverage 690 weavers]  Training on Tailoring  & Embroidery with DRDA funds to be provided to SHGs.
1.5 Release of quarterly news letters to disseminate about cluster activity.
0
0.00
-
-
Engaged a resource person in the field for release of news letters but activity not completed. 
2 Marketing Linkage   
 
2.1 Participation in  HEPC fair for direct export market. 
1
1.00
1
0.90
Sent and displayed cluster silk cushion cover and silk curtain in Heim Textile Fair, Frankfurt. Exporters showed interest on the samples.

2.2 Analysis of current / new market trend
1
0.03
-
0.03
Study not carried out. Rs.0.72 lakh amount is diverted for participating in Exhibitions / BSM vide DCH letter dt.11.3.2008.
2.3 Conducting exhibition inside and outside cluster for direct retail market.
6
6.47
6
6.50
Three Exhibitions - Delhi Ahmedabad & Mumbai, One BSM at Delhi & One National Expo at chennai. Total sales realization was Rs.10.00 lakh. Orders worth - Rs 50 Lakhs 
2.4 Publicity and documentation 
1
1.00
-
0.10
Printed 1000 brochures. Rest of the amount to be spent on Silk societies and Co-optex showroom for advertisement  during  festival by installing Hoardings. News letter to be published. 
2.5 Web portal 
1
0.50
1
0.50
Common web Portal developed by NRA
2.6. Promotion and adoption for Handloom Mark Scheme and label on the cluster
2
1.00
2
1.00
Distributed 50000 Nos. of Handloom mark labels by DRO, Cuddalore to 10 Societies each 5000 Nos. 
3 Financial Linkage 
 
3.1 Financial linkage with Banks for existing Co-operative sector for raw material and marketing
0
0.00
-
-
Rs.0.25 lakh allotted for conducting exhibition (2.3) vide DCH letter 11.3.08.
4 Design and Product Development 
 
4.1 Engaging of professional designer for design development as per new market demand.
1
4.00
1
1.30
Engaged one designer and developed 20 new 2/100s quality shirting out of which ready made shirt has been stitched for sales during Ahmedabad and Mumbai Cluster Expo.
4.2 Skill up gradation  for local designers in the cluster
1
1.00
-
-
Activity not carried out this year however, proposed by CDCC to give embroidery designing training to the Women Weavers' [members] in the SHGs.  
5 Quality up gradation 
 
5.1 Orientation workshop for dyers to upgrade the technology
1
1.00
1
0.80
Training conducted by Gandhi Gram Trust to impart training on natural dyeing of Cotton and silk for five days for 12 dyers from the Cluster for upgrading the New Dyeing Technology. 
5.2 Providing loom accessories to 1000 weavers on replacement basis for quality up gradation 
500
5.00
170
5.00
Quotation called for. Rate fixed and order placed with advance. 170 Sets of healds and reeds supplied.
6   Common Facilities Centre   
 
6.1 Establishment of CFC including cabinet dyeing machine for improving the dyeing quality.
1
18.00
Activity not started. To be carried out in the next financial year. 
6.2 Establishment of CAD Centre for Design development.
1
2.00
-
-
This amount transferred for Sizing unit.
6.3 Establishment of common shed for street warp sizing. 
1
2.80
-
-
Sizing shed will also be constructed at Singapuri Weavers Coop. Society, Kurinjipadi, Plan, design & estimates prepared. Society CONSENT letter obtained & Tenders to be invited. 
7 Corpus for yarn   
 
7.1. Corpus for yarn as working capital 
1
5.00
1
5.00
Fund transferred to NHDC.  Consortium formed among stakeholders. Bank account opened and TIN Number obtained. So far Rs 5.00  lakh worth of yarn received and sold to societies. Further order placed with NHDC.
8 Training    
 
8.1 Providing management training to existing office bearers.
0
0.00
-
-
Rs.1.50 lakh allotted for conducting exhibitions / BSM vide DCH letter dt.11.3.2008.
8.2 Organizing Seminar for information dissemination for export procedure for methodology.
1
1.00
-
-
Will be conducted in Ist week of August- 2008 with the help of HEPC, Bank, Customs, ECGC  etc., 
9 Social Capital Intervention 
 
9.1 Conducting medical camps for health check up for the aged weavers. 
10
1.00
5
0.50
Contacted Joint Director for health for deputation of Doctors. Sofar five medical camps conducted upto this month.  Another three camps planned during August- 2008. 
10 Monitoring    
 
10.1 Conducting CDCC meeting for every quarter.
5
0.25
1
0.07
CDCC meeting was held at Bhuvanagiri cluster pocket on 14.11.2007.  On behalf of Collector, Dist. Revenue Officer, Project Officer (DRDA) conducted the meeting. Managing Director, Co-optex , Executive Director, HEPC, ADH&T, AGM, Nabard and other members reviewed the cluster activities and proposed various actions for the development of cluster.
10.2 Engaging of resource person for     Co-ordination
1
1.50
2
1.50
Two resources persons engaged for the cluster co-ordination in Kurinjipadi.
  GRAND TOTAL
57.55
27.95