Visitor No. 240227
Highlights

CHIRALA HANDLOOM CLUSTER
Major Highlights / achievements up to March 2011.

  • 23 Awareness meetings have been conducted. About 1720 weavers, Master Weavers and other cluster actors have attended.
  • 146 SHGs formed covering 1481 weavers.
  • One Master Weavers' Consortium named The Consortium of Ipurupalem Handloom Cluster has been registered under 35 of 2001 Act. Covering 2013 weavers & Master weavers.
  • Two exposure visits have been conducted with 70 weavers and master weavers to Tamil Nadu and Kerala States
  • 62 SHGs, consisting of 622 weavers have given financial assistance of 45.90 Lakhs by Banks.
  • 350 weavers have been trained in Weaving, Designing and Dyeing by the Weavers Service Centre, Vijayawada.
  • 2 workshops on Natural dyeing conducted for 243 weavers.
  • Mobile Sales: 10 villages covered in Prakasham District generating sales worth Rs. 1.29 lakh.
  • One pedal loom has been erected for demonstration of weaving plain fabrics for getting higher   production and better quality. 7 reeds & healds supplied to individual weavers.
  • Participated in 30 exhibitions & BSMs and generated Sales worth Rs. 75.00 lakhs. Sales generated through Handloom house is Rs. 16.84 Lakhs, Total Sales being Rs 91.84 Lakhs.
  • 220 nos. of designs developed. No sales generated by the designer. 35 designs converted into products/fabric.
  • Yarn Bank status – Rs 243.36 Lakhs worth of yarn supplied to 2100 weavers. 49 cycles completed.
  • CFC / Dye House – CFC / Dye House – fully functional. So far 434 bales of 39,030 of yarn were dyed.

Fund Utilization: Year 2006-07 to 2010-11

Total Amount Sanctioned: Rs. 180.00   Lacs

Total Amt. released by DCH, office: Rs.168.78   lacs upto 31.03.2011.

Total Amount Utilized: Rs.150.70 Lacs (upto March 2011)

% of utilization against funds released    : 89.29