Assistance to Carpet Industry


Exports of Handmade Carpets & Other Floor coverings for the last three years and the current year is as under:-

          Year                              Export figures (in Rs. Crores)


2013-14                                   Rs.7108.31 Crores.

2014-15                                   Rs. 8441.95 Crores

2015-16                                   Rs. 9481.36 Crores

2016-17                                   Rs. 5786.85 Crores

(upto October, 2016)

The State/UT wise export statistics is not maintained.

The steps taken/being taken by the Government to assist the carpet industry in the country as follows:-

  1. 5% Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports of Hand Made Carpets and other Floor Coverings under MEIS.
  1. 3% Interest Equalization Scheme on Pre-Shipment & Post Shipment Credit.
  1. Market Development Assistance (MDA) Grant and Market Access Initiative (MAI) Assistance for participation in Fairs & Exhibitions/Reverse/Buyer-Seller Meet in India & abroad.
  1. Assistance provided by the Government for marketing study, branding, participation in Fairs & Exhibitions, Buyer-Seller Meet in India & abroad, Compliance, Social and other welfare measures etc. through Marketing Support and Service Scheme.
  1. Setting up of Mega Clusters in Bhadohi-Mirzapur& Srinagar for increasing manufacturing and exports.
  1. Providing Skill Development Training for Carpets weaving.
  1. Providing financial assistance for running Carpet Weaving Training Centres in Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur areas for creating new Artisans/ Weavers with stipend.
  1. The Excise & Customs Duties paid for importing inputs are refunded through Duty Drawback channel.
  1. Setting up of Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi.

The above information was given by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today, in a written  reply to a Rajya Sabha Question.

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