The Government has announced further boost to the Textile sector. In
addition to 4 mega handloom clusters already operationalised, two more
mega clusters, one to cover Prakasam and Guntur districts in Andhra
Pradesh and the other for Godda and neighbouring districts in Jharkhand
have been announced.
In Maharashtra, it is proposed to set up a powerloom mega cluster in
Ichalkaranji to address the need of the local artisans and weavers. A
budget allocation of Rs 70 crores has been made for the Powerloom Mega
A Rs 500 crore pilot scheme for promotion and application of
Geo-textiles in the North East
Region is also being taken up in the 12th plan.