Visitor No. 240227
Progress Report 2007-2008and Action Plan 2008-2009
Name of the Cluster: Trichy             
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY: Textiles Committee, Mumbai 
PROGRESS REPORT [2007-08] & ACTION PLAN [2008-09]
2007 - 2008
Amount Sanctioned : Rs. 73.85 lakhs
Amount Spent : Rs. 32.98 lakhs 
%  of Utilization : 44.65
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 Market Linkages          
1.1 Buyer – Seller Meet at 2 places – Karur, Chennai / Bangalore
2
2.00
10
10.05
Participated in Handloom Clusters Expo New Delhi Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Also participated in Heimtextil India, Mumbai. About Rs.5 lakhs/- worth goods sold in this initiative.And about Rs. 10 lakhs worth sarees supplied to the Marketing outlets. 
1.2 Two Exhibition with the existing Products
2
4.00
1.3 Participation of Consortium in Heimtextile trade fair – October 2007 at Mumbai
1
0.60
1.4 Analysis of Current Market Trends & Conducting One workshop [Metro Cities]
2
2.00
1
0.5
Engaged Agency for the Marketing Survey. Preliminary Report submitted.
1.5 Publicity & Documentation
1
1.00
1
0.15
Cotton bags printed and issued for public during purchases in fairs. To be continued further. 
1.6 Creation of Web- Portal 
1
0.50
1
0.5
Common web portal developed by NRA.
2 Financial Linkages
 
2.1 Meetings with Banks 
20
1.00
2
0.1
Organised Credit linkage meeting of Handloom weavers snd SHG members. 
3 Design & Product Development and Product diversification
 
3.1 Engagement of Designer
1
5.00
1
2.4
About 90 New designs developed for Heimtextil India. France Buyers visited the Cluster and gave a sample order worth Rs.1 lac.
3.2 Product Development 
1
4.00
90
4.18
Home furnishings desined by the Designer. The raw material available will be used for developing the samples for domestic market.
3.3 Replacement of old accessories like healds / reeds to get quality fabrics duly avoiding defective and damaged accessories( Product Development )
700
7.00
510
2.47
Issued Heald and reed sets to 510 weavers. Remaining are followed up. Another 500 accessories to be given in 2008-09.
3.4 Replacement of old / damaged equipments of preparatory and sizing units to enhance their production and earnings
1
1.00
36
0.46
36 sizers were issued the Sprayer for the Street Warp Sizing.
4 Skill up Gradation & Training
 
4.1 Training on Value Additions like Tailoring, Embroidery etc., 
2
3.00
13
5.63
6 programmes worth Rs. 5.02 lakhs for SHGs has been converged with State Govt. for Power Machine Sewing and also Pure Silk Handloom Weaving Training. 
4.2 Training of local dyers on Natural dyes
2
3.00
2
0.29
A workshop and Practical Training on Natural Dyes organised.
4.3 Export Procedure Training / Workshop / Propagation of Handloom Mark
1
1.00
1
0.2
Textile Export Management workshop Organised. More such workshop to be organized. 
5 Institutional Strengthening
 
5.1 SHG formation
50
1.50
10
0.25
10 SHGs formed for the benefit of the handloom weavers and warpers. 
5.2 Formation of SPV for managing the CFC, Strengthening linkages on consortium/ corporate
2
1.00
1
0.38
Identified Govt. Land for CFC. Pursuing with the Collectorate. 
5.3 Exposure visit 
1
0.50
2
0.37
Exposure visit to Gadag orgnaised to study the long warp up to 250 mts length.
6 Infrastructure Development interventions 
 
6.1 CFC Study and Project Proposal
1
0.50
0
0.00
Activity not carried out since CFC land allocation work still not done. 
6.2 Establishment and strengthening of CFC with the provisions for modern dye unit, testing lab, preparatory sheds for warping / sizing and training centre
1
30.00
0
0.00
Efforts are on to form new company for the CFC Proposal and Management. 
7 Monitoring
 
7.1 Towards conducting CDCC meetings
5
0.25
1
0.05
One CDCC Meeting organised on 07.03.2008.
8 Corpus for Yarn
5.00
1
5
Rs. 5 lakhs sent to NHDC. So far about 265 bales of cotton yarn worth Rs. 46 lacs consumed by the cluster stake holders . Cooperative societies also started purchase of yarn from the depot.
  GRAND TOTAL [In Rs Lakhs]
73.85
32.98