Earrings Through The Ages

The others comes in the domestic marketplace at Naogaon, Sadat, batik keris, Sheohara, Dhampur and Kath etc.

At the first instance a thorough baseline survey was in all these clusters by the individual implementing agencies. The government offers allocated rupees two crore for every cluster. The implementing agency gets the action plan accepted by the APEX committee and the funds are sanctioned accordingly. That is a four year project and every year a brand new action plan is prepared and implemented. The important elements of the plan are Advertising, Design development, and training, Technology up gradation, Infrastructure advancement and strengthening of association."

Features of the cluster

The handloom industry provides direct and indirect employment possibility to approx.15000 workers. Around 99% weavers of the spot are Ansari Muslim. Earning per loom/household is approximate `1500 monthly. The common weavers' family size per household is 7 persons. Kids between generation 12 to 15 are also attempting to help the family members. Literacy among the weavers is usually 38%. Females also participate in working the handlooms. The turnover of the cluster is certainly approximately `16 crore.

Bijnore is well-known for mulmul and duster fabric. The mulmul was an extremely cheap quality product initially, and had been purchased in bulk by traders for making bandage cloth. With novelty in thoughts and efforts of the designer the same mulmul looms are now producing scarves in stripe designs. There is a good demand for these scarves since they are cheap and at the same time attractive.

Hand block printing has been launched in the cluster as a worth addition bustle. Already two teaching programs have been conducted till right now which hopes to provide an excellent response in the cluster. People with a slightest of creativeness and an inadequate investment can simply start commercial hand prevent printing. There is a very good demand for women dress materials and bed spreads with hand block printing especially the types printed with releasing techniques.

New Initiatives

Five wheel take up movement has been installed in 20 handlooms at Bijnor handloom cluster. By installing five wheel take up motion all the defects can be avoided and the time lost in the tiresome and slow operations could be saved. It has provided better quality handloom fabric along with an increased production by 25 to 30%. Shirting fabrics of 2/40s x 20s quality are usually produced in these types of looms. A weaver can create 12 mtrs of fabric each day in a handloom without five wheel take up motion. Where as the same weaver can produce 15 to 16mtrs of fabric in the same loom with five tires take up movement. Mr. Kumar states on the Intervention Scheme that," The scheme provides initiated the advancement of new designs and products by Designer, new marketplace linkages, exposure to domestic and export marketplaces, skill up gradation, improvement of wages, good manufacturing procedures and improvement in quality, etc.

Achievements

Introduction of regular customers of scarves and stoles who place bulk orders.
Introduction of Block printing so that people who have little creativity and investment can easily help weavers to start out hand blocks printing commercially. Training is also supplied to them for that.