Handloom Textile & Sericulture

Last Updated on: March 30, 2022


All round Development of the Handloom & Textiles sector in the State to increase productivity with high end quality to keep pace with the Global Fabric Market and also socio-economic development of the weaving society

Functions & Objectives

  • Planning and implementation of schemes for development of Handloom & Textiles sector.
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Financial Management
  • Regulatory
  • Cooperative Management

Some of the major works of the department are

  1. Skill Development in Weaving,
  2. Production of Handloom Fabrics,
  3. Design Development
  4. Marketing assistance,
  5. Welfare schemes which also contribute to productivity,
  6. Publicity & Exhibition,
  7. Organizing Weavers in Cooperative fold
  8. Cluster based Handloom Development
  9. Enforcement of Handloom Reservation Act.




Wings of Handloom and Textiles:

Handloom Training Centre (H.T.C)

Wings of Handloom and Textiles:

Handloom Training Centre (H.T.C)

The Assistant Director, Handloom & Textiles, Kamrup is running following 4 Nos. of Handloom Training Centre throughout the District, particularly in rural area to impart training for creating artisans and upgrading skill on Handloom Weaving, designing and dyeing etc.

The course duration of these centre is one year with intake capacity of 15 to 20 trainees per training centre per session (session start 1st March every year)

Stipend provision of Rs. 80/- only per trainees per month is available.

  1. Hajo  Handloom Training Centre-Capacity             -20 Nos. Trainees 
  2. Rajaduar Handloom Training Centre-Capacity       -15 Nos. Trainees
  3. Chaygaon Handloom Training Centre-Capacity     -15 Nos. Trainees
  4. Sontali Handloom Training Centre-Capacity          -15 Nos. Trainees

The Instructor is  headed of the Training centre may be contacted any further information.

Weavers Extension Service Unit (WESU):

Objective of the programme is to enable the weavers to weave cloths. The Yarns are Supplied from the WESU to the weavers for production at there household and return the products after payment of the proper wages.   

There is four of such Weavers Extension Service Unit functioning  under the Asstt. Director, Handloom & Textiles, Kamrup. The Weavers Extension Service Unit (WESU) have been providing good extension service to the weavers of the District which are located as below :-

  1. Ramdia             -           Vill & P.O.- Ramdia, Kamrup.
  2. Chaygaon         -           Chaygaon, P.O.-Chaygaon, Kamrup.
  3. Bezera              -           Bezera, P.O.-Bezera, Kamrup
  4. Boko                 -           Boko, P.O.-Boko, Kamrup

The Inspector is  headed of the Weavers Extension Service Unit may be contacted for any further information.

Schemes of Handloom and Textiles:

National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP) Block Level Cluster

The Govt. of India has launched a new concept of setting up of Block Level Cluster for development of Handloom sector under the umbrella scheme of National Handloom Development Scheme (NHDP) by amalgamating the comprehensive schemes like Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), Comprehensive Handloom Development Scheme (CHDS), Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) and Technology Upgradation. The basic concept of the scheme is to set up a Common Facility Center at the Block Level along with a Common Service Center to serve weavers of the Block with all facilities of pre loom and post loom activities. Computerized Designing and card automatic punching is another component included so that the weavers could be assisted with required designs in electronic format as well as in the jacquard cards weave out the same in fabrics. With this objective a Computer Aided Textile Designing unit is set up at the Weavers Service Center, Guwahati from the sanctioned fund of the Rampur Block Level Cluster, Kamrup. Skill up gradation facility of weavers has been included in all the disciplines of weaving, dyeing and designing apart from the managerial and IT skills. The scheme also provides the facility of modern Fly Shuttle Frame Looms with latest developed design development equipment’s as well as quality maintenance equipment’s. Under the scheme already 3 Nos. of cluster proposals were sanctioned by the Govt and implementing by the following registered weaving coop societies.

Sl No. Name of the Block Level Cluster Name of Implementing Agency


Rani Block Level Cluster, Rani

Progati BKSS Ltd.


Chaygaon Block Level Cluster ,Chaygaon

Dakshin Kamrup Tanta Silpi SS Ltd.


Rampur Block Level Cluster,Rampur

Saru Tezpur Mohila BKSS Ltd.

APART- Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project

APART would lay special focus on value addition in the production and post-harvest segments of selected agricultural commodity value-chains, handloom industry in the state ; facilitate agribusiness investments through inclusive business models, that provide opportunities to small farmers as well as stimulate the establishment of new small & medium agribusiness enterprises; and support resilience of agriculture production systems in order to better-manage the increasing production and risks associated with climate change, in the targeted districts .

The project would adopt a cluster strategy, to generate economies of scale; promote vertical and horizontal links between local agricultural enterprises; enable diffusion of innovations; leverage network externalities; and channel public support for services and infrastructure. By adopting a cluster approach, project would enable all the value chain participants to develop competitive and innovative products that meet current market demands.

Under Kamrup District Total 1324 Nos of beneficiaries were selected mostly related from Eri and Muga activities.


The ‘Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)’ shall be known by the name “समर्थ (Samarth)”, signifying the broad objective of the scheme to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector. Presently 9 nos. of Training Centre are running in different places with the capacity of 15 to 30 per centre for skill upgradation of Jacquard/Designing/ Weaving.

Interested applicant can apply for training in Jacquard weaving/dyeing/ Handloom weaving for a period of 45 days may contact with P.Das, D.H.O.,Kamrup. Mobile No-9101689908.


  1. To provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textile, excluding Spinning and Weaving.
  2. To promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
  3. To enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self-employment to all sections of the society across the country.

The Scheme would target to train 10.00 lakh persons (9 lakhs in organised & 1 lakh in traditional sector)

The skilling programmes would be implemented through following Implementing Agencies:

  • Textile Industry.
  • Institutions/Organization of the Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having training infrastructure and placement tie-ups with textile industry.
  • Reputed training institutions/ NGOs/ Societies/ Trusts/ Organizations/ Companies /Start Ups / Entrepreneurs active in textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry.

The scheme will broadly adopt the following strategy:

  1. Aadhaar enabled biometric attendance system with minimum 80% attendance for assessment
  2. Training by certified trainers having Training of Trainers (ToT) certification by RSA/SSCs
  3. CCTV recording for entire training programme and assessment process.
  4. Third party assessment and certification by assessment agencies empaneled by RSA
  5. Placement linked skilling programme with mandatory wage employment in organized sector (70%) and in traditional sector (50%) and post placement tracking for one year
  6. Random physical verification of active training centres
  7. NSQF aligned courses
  8. Robust MIS and real-time Scheme information publicized in Ministry of Textiles website.
  9. Call centre (Helpline) set-up to collect feedback
  10. Mobile app for different stakeholders to ease out monitoring and implementation mechanism.
  11. Preference given to marginalized social groups and 115 aspirational districts
  12. Public Grievance redressal with designated Grievance Redressal Officer from Ministry of Textiles
  13. Internal complaints committee to be constituted under the Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, redressal) Act ,2013
  14. Funding as per common norms of MSDE
  15. Common branding as per guidelines of MSDE
  16. For self-employment, concessional credit under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana will be provided for beneficiaries.

Weavers MUDRA Loan Scheme

Weavers Mudra Loan is a loan facility extended to the needy weavers with a minimum interest of 6% to 7% where the credit limits are fixed based on assessment of working capital requirements as well as cost of tools and equipment required for coming out weaving/ allied activity.

Ministry of Textiles will provide financial assistance for margin money, interest subsidy and credit guarantee fee for loan sanctioned under weavers “Mudra Scheme”

The scheme also includes a maximum margin money of Rs.10,000.00 (That is 20% of loan amount not exceeding Rs. 10,000.00)

Interested and eligible weavers may contact with Ruprekha Borkakati, Asstt. Superintendent of this office, Mobile No- 9706046146


Sri Nishi Kanta Sarmah , Assistant Director

Assistant Director, Handloom & Textiles, Kamrup

Phone No. 9401142815,

Email Address : adhtkamrup@gmail.com

Office Address : G.N.B. Road, Ambari Guwahati- 781001,  (Bastra Bhawan, 4th Floor)