Published on: January 12, 2023

Mini Textile Parks

Mini Textile Parks

Why in news? Chief minister of Karnataka pitched  to establish mini textile parks in 25 taluks that have more number of weavers


  • The proposed mini textile parks will help weavers right from processing cotton to manufacturing readymade garments.
  • Steps are being taken by government to partner with e-commerce firms such as Amazon and Flipkart

Why there is a need for Mini Textile Park ?

  • With introduction of cutting-edge technology, the parks can provide an opportunity on creating an integrated textiles including spinning, weaving, processing and printing at a single location.
  • Initiative will address some of the concern areas like relatively small sizes of these parks and lack of complete end-to-end value chain integration.
  • It helps in providing the employment to under tier-2 and tier 3 cities and also strengthening their standard of living with socio economic development
  • Majorly act as production cluster that enhances the export activites
  • It will reduce logistics costs and improve competitiveness of state textiles.

About Nekar Samman Scheme

  • Launched during Covid pandemic 2020
  • Aim: Relief scheme to provide financial support to the weaver engaged in the handloom and textile industry whose livelihood was adversely affected by the pandemic.
  • The assistance is provided only to the weavers registered in the Seva Sindhu portal of the state
  • Financial assistance:5000 transferred to their registered bank accounts through DBT mode
  • Implementation Agency : Department of Handlooms and Textiles
  • Eligibility : The beneficiary must be a resident of Karnataka and must have a valid resident certificate.