With around 7000 looms and 13000 weavers model baju batik right here, Bijnore cluster may be the prime nucleus for products like Duster cloths, House furnishing, and Dress components. At the first instance a thorough baseline survey was conducted in every these clusters by the average person implementing . The implementing company gets the action plan authorized by the APEX committee and the funds are sanctioned accordingly. This is a four year task and every year a fresh action plan is prepared and implemented. The important components of the action plan are Marketing, Design development, and training, Technology up gradation, Infrastructure development and strengthening of association."
Features of the cluster
The handloom industry provides immediate and indirect opportunity to approx.15000 workers. Around 99% weavers of the spot are Ansari Muslim. Earning per loom/household is approximate `1500 monthly. The average weavers' family size per home is 7 persons. Children between generation 12 to 15 are also working to help the family members. Literacy among the weavers is 38%. Females also participate in operating the handlooms. The turnover of the cluster is definitely approximately `16 crore.
Bijnore is well-known for mulmul and duster fabric. The mulmul was a very cheap quality product at first, and had been purchased in bulk by investors for making bandage fabric. With novelty in thoughts and attempts of the designer the same mulmul looms are actually producing scarves in stripe styles. There is a great demand for these scarves since they are cheap and at the same time attractive.
Hand prevent printing has been released in the cluster as a value addition bustle. Already two schooling programs have already been conducted till at this point 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 exists a very good demand for ladies dress material and bed spreads with hand block printing especially the types printed with releasing techniques.
Five wheel take up motion has been installed in 20 handlooms at Bijnor handloom cluster. By installing five wheel take up motion all the defects could be avoided and enough time lost in the tedious and slow operations could be saved. It has provided better quality handloom fabric as well as an elevated production by 25 to 30%. Shirting fabrics of 2/40s x 20s quality are normally produced in these types of looms. A weaver can generate 12 mtrs of fabric per day in a handloom without five wheel take up movement. Where as the same weaver can generate 15 to 16mtrs of fabric in the same loom with five wheels take up movement. Mr. Kumar states on the Intervention Scheme that," The scheme has initiated the advancement of new designs and items by Designer, new market linkages, contact with domestic and export marketplaces, skill up gradation, improvement of wages, good manufacturing practices and improvement in quality, etc.
Introduction of regular purchasers of scarves and stoles who place bulk orders.
Introduction of Block printing in order that people with little creativity and investment can simply help weavers to start hand blocks printing commercially.