Promotion of rural industries is among the priorities of the Government. This sector
provides employment opportunities to vast sections of the society which mainly comprise of
the weaker sections, the minorities and the women. This sector, in addition, has immense
export potential which needs to be exploited to earn valuable foreign exchange for the
country. To give thrust to this sector, the Government aims to provide benefits in the
Handloom is labour intensive cottage industry sector providing employment to around 1.50
lakh weavers throughout the State.
Various incentives to the handloom weavers are being provided under Deendayal
Hastkargha Protsahan Yojana, which aims at taking care of wide gamut of activities such as
basic inputs like looms and accessories, product development , infrastructure support,
institutional support, training to weavers, supply of equipment and marketing support , both
at micro and macro levels in an integrated and coordinated manner for an overall
development of the sector and benefit to handloom weavers .
24.2.3 The State Government shall also aid this sector by setting up Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided
Manufacturing (CAM) centres. In addition, marketing outlets shall also be set up. Steps shall be taken for upgradation of technology
and improvement in existing looms. Raw material shall be provided through NHDC, designs through CAD Centre, training to weavers,
its production and manufacturing through State Run Weavers’ Training Centres and Weavers’ Service Centres of the Govt. of India.
Weavers’ Training Centre shall be upgraded by improving the quality of looms.
24.3.1 Handicrafts of Jharkhand reflects the cultural heritage, customs and traditions of the State. Suitable and effective steps shall be
taken to provide training, improved tools, design development, technological improvement, raw material support, providing bank
financing and marketing assistance to boost the growth of this sector.
24.3.2 The State will take steps to boost the manufacturing of sophisticated and intricate handicrafts in cane and bamboo works,
wood carving, stone ware, brass ware, lac based handicraft items, paper mache, terracotta, etc.
24.3.3 The State Government shall set up a ‘Handicraft Village’ in Ranchi during initial phase and in Santhal Pargana in the next
phase. This Village would provide marketing platform to the rural artisans of the State. Craft Melas would be organised across the
State to boost marketing in this sector. Handicraft emporiums would be set up at the District and the State level with private
24.4 KHADI & VILLAGE INDUSTRIES
24.4.1 The KVI sector would be accorded high priority with the objective of promoting a self-reliant rural economy and decentralised
process of growth.
24.4.2 The State Government would set up a Khadi and Village Industry Board to give impetus to this sector to provide services with
respect to training, financing and marketing needs of various institutions, societies, co-operatives and individuals. Preference shall be
given by Government departments / institutions to products of Khadi and Village Industries while making purchases.
24.4.3 The State Government would facilitate the setting up of a Bamboo Research Institute.
24.5.1 Jharkhand carries the envious status of producing 60% of the total tassar production of the whole country. The Government
shall strive to attain the following objectives in a time bound manner :
(i) quantum jump in production of tassar
(ii) extensive plantation of Arjun / Asan / Sal / Mulberry in the denuded forest areas, waste lands and other areas available for the
(iii) To promote research and development to improve the product and productivity.
24.6 MINOR FOREST PRODUCE
24.6.1 Various minor forest produce available in the state are mahua seed, sal seed, lac , kendu leaf, harre, bahera etc. The
Government shall encourage research and development for increasing use of minor forest produces, to increase the production and
provide marketing assistance to give boost to this sector.