State Plan Schemes

A. Sericulture

1. Upgradation of existing Mulberry, Eri and Muga departmental Seed Farm:-

The Objective of the scheme is to upgrade the existing Mulberry, Eri and Muga Seed Farm by way of Modernization of seed preparation. and disinfection for terrace making, ploughing, weeding and replacement of old plantation by high yielding varieties including deflossing machines for cocoons for Seed preparation and Reeling purposes.

2. Strengthening of Headquarter organization:-

The main objective of the scheme is to strengthen the Directorate of Sericulture and Weaving, Shillong and the Branch Directorate located at Tura for supervising and monitoring of State Plan Schemes implement in the field,

3. Strengthening of Silk Reeling Unit:-

This Scheme is to provide marketing support to Sericulture farmers by way or purchasing silk cocoons from farmers, production of Raw Silk and imparting training to the rearers.

4, Promotion and Up gradation of Sericulture Training Programme:-

The Scheme aims to impart skill upgradation training on the know how of Sericulture Techniques in raising of plantation, rearing of Silkworm, production of cocoon etc to the in service personnel of the Department.

5. Research and Development Support for Sericulture:-

The main objective of the scheme is to conduct research on different bi - voltine races to be adopted in the Government Farms and Private level for enhancement of cocoon and yarn production to control diseases and pests of Muga and Mulberry food plants and silkworm, soil analysis suitable to the cultivation of different. varieties of silkworm food plants

B. Handloom Weaving

1. Intensive Production of Handloom Fabrics :-

This scheme aims in taking up manufacturing, mostly non - traditional Handloom fabrics, in different Handloom Production Centres.

2. Handloom Training and Research:-

The objective of the scheme is to conduct research on designing, dyeing and undertake sample orders of the fabrics including weaving trial of the new modern looms attached with device as recommended by the Scientist, Post Cocoon Sector of the Central Silk Board at Training, Institute, Khanapara.

3. Establishment of Handloom Training Weaving Centre:-

The main objectives of the scheme is to set up Handloom Weaving Training Centres in traditional handloom concentrated areas for providing training to the unemployed youth, reviving and improving the traditional handloom.

4. Promotion and Upgradation of Handloom Programme

The objectives of the scheme are as follows:-

To impart training to the Certificate Course Trainees at State Handloom Institute, Mendipathar.

To impart training to the Artisan Weavers for 1(one) year duration in the Department Weaving Training Centres

To depute candidates for training at Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Guwahati.

5. Establishment of Mini Yarn Bank:-

The Scheme aims at procuring 3 (Three) varieties of yarn, Mulberry Silk, Eri Silk and Cotton of different count. These are to be utilized in different handloom centres for production of different items such as home furnishing, bed durries etc.through the engagement of expert weavers. The yarn will be purchased from National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC) Guwahati.

6. Modernization of Handloom:-

This scheme aims to raise the production of Handloom fabrics by introducing power looms in the two districts of Meghalaya i.e., East Khasi Hills and North Garo Hills as a trial basis for demonstration and training purposes.

7. Market Development Assistance:-

This scheme aims at providing support in setting of State Emporium at Baba Kharaksingh Marg, New Delhi.

8. Support to 3300 Silk Weavers Including Upgradation:

The objective of the scheme is to encourage the weavers of the state in shifting from tradition of acrylic yarn weaving to natural filament yarn for raising the income and making use of locally available silk yarn fibre.

C. North Eastern Council Schemes

1. Integrated Development of Muga Seed Project,-

The main objective of the scheme is to produce and supply muga disease free layings by mobilizing the newly created and existing infrastructure wherever necessary.

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

1. The Special Plan Assistance and Special Central Assistance include construction of 60 units Eri, Muga Grainages and Common Facilities Centre for meeting the demand of quality seed cocoon, yarn etc. for Sericulture Farmers and infrastructure support for weavers including assistance of Grant - in - Aid in kind.

2. The Catalytic Development Programme and Integrated Handloom Development Scheme will continue to be implemented for upscaling the production capacity 3 and increase the earnings of the Sericulture Farmers as well as weavers.

3. Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) - The main objective of the scheme is for additional coverage of plantation (Eri and Muga) in the Private Sector, to enhance the production or DFLS and raw silk, financial support for construction of rearing, houses, cocoon sheds and rearing equipments and to bring technology upgradation through capacity building and input support.

4. Objective of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Catalytic Development Programme (COP) Scheme of Central Silk Board.

  1. To promote systematic plantation of hot plants of Mulberry, Muga and Eri Silkworms as an economically viable asset, creating activity through convul'gence of MGNREGA and onward integration also with the Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
  2. Providing livelihood through creation of durable assets and employment generation for the most vulnerable people in rural sector enabling Socio- economic security.
  3. Ensuring higher land productivity, soil protection and improved water conservation.
  4. Empowerment of the socially disadvantaged sections of the society, especially women, Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), small and marginal farmers.
  5. To identify an alternative source of labour ,force for plantation activities in Sericulture Sector, which is labour intensive during the initial years. The trained job card holders, who are ready to work over and above the assured 100 days under MGNREGA, could be utilized to meet the additional job requirement in this sector.
  6. Capacity building of Stakeholders through decentralized, participatory planning and convergence of activities of various agencies.
  7. Conversion of barren and cultivable waste lands to productive use .
  • North Eastern Regional Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) - The main objective of the scheme is to develop the handloom sector by providing the required support to achieve increase in the employment and value of hand loom product by means of improvement and design capability, diversification of product laying and value addition, cluster development and improvement in labour productivity through various intervention. such as base line survey, diagnostic study, formation of (Self Help Groups) SHGs, awareness programmes. engagement of designers, Computer Aided Textile Designer (CATD) etc
  • Health Insurance -this scheme aims at financially enabling the weavers community to acces the best of health care facilities available in the state at an annual limit of 15,000/- for a family. The scheme will cover a family of four i.e, self, spouse and 2 children. It will cover people in the age group of birth to 80 years.
  • Scheme on support to 3300 Silk Weavers including upgradation of skill. The objective of the scheme is to encourage the weavers of the state to shift from the tradition of acrylic yarn weaving to natural filament yarn for raising the income and making use of Silk Yarn fibre produced in the state.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Bunker Bima Yojana :- The basic objective of this scheme is to provide insurance cover to the Handloom Weavers in the case of natural as well as accidental death and in cases of total/partial disabilities. It will be administered by the Life Insurance Company of India and the department shall finalize the insurance coverage of the weavers with the company. The scheme will renew every year and continuation of coverage is ensured only if payment of premium is made 011 the clue date of every year.
  • Establishment of Handloom Weaving Training Centre. - The main objective of the scheme is to set up Handloom Weaving Training Centres in traditional handloom concentrated areas for providing training to the unemployed youth, revising and improving the traditional areas.
  • Integrated Basin Development Livelihood Project (lBDLP) - Objectives: -
    1. To increase area under silkworm food plants.
    2. To increase supply of disease free layings (DFLS) to the farmers.
    3. To encourage on adopting latest Reeling and Spinning technologies.
    4. To strengthen silk: weaving sector by providing training of weavers and diversification of handloom products.
    5. To facilitatle marketing of hand - woven silk fabrics and products.
    6. To develop Silk tourism in the state in convergence with the Tourism Mission.