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Power Loom Industry in India

In our country, powerlooms are a predominant segment in the entire textile value chain.  Highlights of the powerloom survey carried out in 2013

24.86 lakh powerlooms in the decentralized sector, out of which 1.03 lakh (4.1%) are shuttleless looms. It accounts for more than 57% of the total cloth production and provides employment to nearly 44.86 lakh persons. Around 60% of fabrics and garments manufactured by powerlooms are exported.

Looking into the various socio-economic problems faced by the powerloom weavers and the low technology levels in the sector, the Government has focused its attention for the development of powerloom sector through multi-pronged schemes and interventions. An Integrated Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development (ISPSD) was th launched during 11 Five Year Plan.

The scheme is hugely beneficial to the th decentralized powerloom sector and it was extended to the 12 Five Year Plan with additional components of Yarn Bank, Tex-Venture Fund and Common Facility Centre to help the economically weaker powerloom weavers and for the overall development of the powerloom sector. A new Scheme of In-situ Upgradation of Plain Powerlooms in SSI sector was launched th in the 12 Five Year Plan with a target of 1 lakh plain powerlooms to be fitted with additional attachments for quality improvement.

Components of the Scheme:

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New Schemes

To address the felt needs of the Powerloom Sector, these schemes are now modified with additional components and new schemes are added. The new schemes include Solar Energy Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Credit Scheme for Powerloom Weavers. Additional components include creating Awareness and Publicity of the poweloom schemes, providing facilitation services and IT enabled online services.

The existing schemes of Group Workshed Scheme, Common Facility Centre, Yarn Bank and In-situ Upgradation of Plain Powerlooms have been rationalized and upgraded. A comprehensive scheme with all these features is now launched as the Comprehensive st Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development and the same comes into effect on 1 st April, 2017 and would be for a duration up to 31 March, 2020.

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Other Schemes

  • Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS)
  • Modified Comprehensive Powerloom Cluster Development Scheme (MCPCDS)
  • Ÿ Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS)

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  • To provide financial assistance to economically weaker low-end powerloom units, for upgrading existing plain looms to semi-automatic/shuttleless looms by way of fixing certain additional attachments/kits.
  • To improve quality and productivity of the fabrics being produced and enable them to face the competition in domestic and international markets.


Powerloom units having upto 8 Looms


To facilitate the establishment of worksheds for shuttleless looms in an existing or new cluster, which will provide required scale of economy for business operations.

 To organise powerloom units in a cluster and to provide improved working condition in terms of more space, work environment, improve the work efficiency to enhance their competitiveness in the global market.


  • State Government (or) its agency.
  • Aregistered Co-operative Society.
  • A Company set-up under the Companies Act, 1956 as amended (or) a firm set-up under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 as amended, by a group of powerloom owners (minimum of four beneficiaries).
  • The local powerloom association


  • To provide interest free corpus fund to Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) / Consortium to enable them to purchase yarn at wholesale rate and give the yarn at reasonable price to the small weavers.
  • To avoid middle man/ local supplier’s brokerage charge on sales of yarn.


  • Registered Co-operative Society.
  • Trust.
  • Company set-up under the Companies Act, 1956 as amended.
  • Firm set-up under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 as amended.

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To provide financial assistance for setting-up of Common Facility Centres such as design centre / studio, testing facilities, training centre, information cum trade centre and common raw material / yarn / sales depot, water treatment plant for industrial use, dormitory, workers’ residential space, common pre-weaving facilities viz. yarn dyeing, warping & sizing, twisting etc., and post weaving facilities viz. processing, etc.,

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  • State Government (or) its agency.
  • Registered Co-operative Society.
  • Trust.
  • Company set-up under the Companies Act, 1956 as amended.
  • Firm set-up under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 as amended.


To provide financial assistance viz. Margin Money Subsidy and interest reimbursement as against the credit facility (term loan) availed under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to the decentralized powerloom units / weavers.

Margin Money Subsidy as against the credit facility (term loan) availed under Stand-up India scheme by the SC, ST & Women Entrepreneur of the decentralized powerloom units / weavers to meet their credit requirements such as for investment needs (Term Loan) and for working capital etc.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Existing individual powerloom units (or) New individual / group enterprises involved in weaving activity.



  • To provide financial assistance/capital subsidy for installation of On Grid Solar Photo Voltaic Plant (without Battery back up) and Off Grid Solar Photo Voltaic Plant (with Battery back-up) by small powerloom units to attain sustainable development goal of Government and to give thrust to renewable energy.


  • Powerloom units having upto 8 Looms.
  • Powerloom permit / Acknowledgment issued by the concerned Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner.
  • Units should have shade free roof top/ area.



  • Promote awareness and to trigger the developmental mode of decentralised powerloom sector.
  • Disseminate information about the modalities and benefits of schemes, programmes.
  • Create an enabling environment for publicity.
  • Give wide publicity, including event based publicity etc. through electronic, print, film media, multimedia, to the Powerloom schemes, programmes.
  • Encourage voluntary action for ensuring effective implementation of schemes, programmes.
  • Organize Buyer-Seller Meets and Reverse Buyer-Seller Meets to promote market for powerloom product.
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  • SIDBI Venture Capital Fund Ltd., (SVCL) invests on behalf of Ministry of Textiles in the form of equity in MSMEs to kick start an enterprise/ expansion.
  • Investments will typically be in innovative private powerloom MSME companies.


  • Maximum 50% of the project cost with a ceiling of Rs 3 crore is invested by SVCL.



  • To create world class infrastructure to integrate production chain, to fulfil the business needs of the local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and to boost production and export.
  •  Development of infrastructure, common facilities, other need based innovations, technology upgradation and skills development.
  • Overcome the bottlenecks in infrastructure and common facilities in brownfield clusters.

Eligible Components:

Common Facility Centres (CFCs) for pre and post weaving process, Mini-Industrial Parks with Worksheds supported by Core Infrastructure, Innovative Ideas and other need-based interventions.

To provide one time Capital Subsidy for investments in employment an technology intensive segments of the textile value chain.



To provide insurance cover to the powerloom workers in case of natural death, accidental death and partial / permanent disability due to accident.


  • To provide specific skills as per the requirement of Apparel and other Segments of Textile Industry.
  • Placement of trained person in the related occupations.



  • Institutions / Textile Research Associations under Ministry of Textiles – 5 Lakh trainees
  • State Government Agencies – 5 Lakh trainees
  • Private bodies in Public Private Partnership (PPP) – 5 Lakh trainees SCALE OF ASSISTANCE
  • 75% of the cost subject to the ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per person. Balance 25% to be mobilized by the Implementing Agency.


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