2 10 overview: the handloom sector is one of the largest unorganized economic activities after agriculture and constitutes an integral part of the rural and semi rural livelihood.
The strength of handloom lies in the introducing innovative designs, which cannot be replicated by the power loom sector thus, handloom forms a part of the heritage of india and exemplifies the richness and diversity of our country and the artistry of the weavers. In india, textile sector today comprises four important segments viz, modern textile mills, independent powerlooms, handlooms and the garment sector there is also a huge, informal tailoring enterprise handloom weavers are known for their knowledge, innovation and brilliance in designs.
Handloom sector faces many other challenges like the lack of market demand for their products and a large number of government interventions which have oversimplified the diversity of this sector and have made the weavers dependent, killing any potential entrepreneurial spirit. The relevance of the handloom sector in the agrarian economy is massive because of its linkages with crucial and sensitive sectors like agriculture it uses agricultural products as raw materials and, therefore, provides an ever-ready market for agricultural produce.
Along with the artistry of weavers, the indian handloom industry demonstrates the richness and diversity of indian culture with over 43 million people directly and indirectly involved in the production, the handloom industry is the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in india after agriculture.
The handloom sector a great tradition in decline asha krishnakumar the handloom sector is in tatters, but if the government extends its support other branches of the textile industry receive, handlooms can transform themselves into engines of rural revitalisation. Company profile handicrafts and carpet sector skill council (hcssc) is an organization registered under societies act of 1860 hcssc is promoted jointly by epch and cepc with the inclusive.
Chief minister hd kumaraswamy should initiate steps to promote the handloom sector of north karnataka if he has concern for the overall development of the region is genuine, said handloom activist p.