2016-07-28

Welfare Schemes for Handloom Weavers : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Welfare Schemes for Handloom Weavers

(a) the details of welfare schemes being implemented by the Government for handloom weavers at present in the country; and
(b) the details of funds allocated, released and utilized for welfare of handloom weavers during each of the last three years and the current year, State-wise and scheme-wise?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TEXTILES
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 712                                ANSWERED ON: 21.07.2016

Welfare Schemes for Handloom Weavers

ANIRUDHAN SAMPATH
Will the Minister of TEXTILES be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of welfare schemes being implemented by the Government for handloom weavers at present in the country; and
(b) the details of funds allocated, released and utilized for welfare of handloom weavers during each of the last three years and the current year, State-wise and scheme-wise?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF TEXTILES
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

(a): Government of India has been implementing Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS) for Handloom Weavers with the following two components:

(i) Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana (MGBBY):
The basic objective of Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana is to provide insurance cover to the handloom weavers in the case of natural death (Rs.60,000/-), accidental death (Rs.1,50,000/-), total disability (Rs.1,50,000/-) and partial disability (Rs.75,000/-).

In addition to above, a scholarship of Rs.300/- per quarter per child is available to students studying in IX to XII standard for a maximum period of four years or till they complete XII standard, whichever event occurs earlier. The benefit is restricted to two children of the member covered.

(ii) Health Insurance Scheme(HIS):
In 12th Five Year Plan, the Government approved implementation of Health Insurance Scheme (HIS) on Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) pattern of Ministry of Labour & Employment (MoLE). RSBY has been transferred to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) w.e.f. 1st April 2015. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued detail instructions on 29th March,2016 for coverage of handloom weavers in RSBY for 2016-17 in the existing pattern of RSBY i.e. Indoor Patient (I.P.) benefits of Rs.30,000/-.

(b): State wise funds are not allocated/released under these Schemes. Funds allocated/released on whole country basis, funds released & utilized under both the components during the last three year and current year is given as under:-
(Rs. in crores)
Year HIS MGBBY
Fund released Fund Utilized Fund released Fund Utilized
2013-14 49.21 49.21 16.63 16.63
2014-15 25.87 25.87 16.39 16.39
2015-16 01.94 01.94 16.67 16.67
2016-17 6.63 06.63 - -

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Source : Loksabha
http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/9/AU712.pdf

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