Imphal, June 2: Manipur has the highest concentration of weavers as well as the possession of loom in the country. The Handloom Census 2009-10 reported that Manipur has 2.04 lakh handloom workers (sharing 5.30% of all India) and 1.90 lakh loom (sharing 8.02% of all India, according to a press release of Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) Manipur.
The Handlooms & Textiles Section under the Department of Commerce & Industries, Govt. of Manipur aims to promote the socio-economic conditions of the handloom weavers and to work for the harmonious growth of this sector, having implemented various promotional, development and welfare schemes for the better earning and well being of weavers of Manipur, some of which are:
Margin Money: a form of financial assistance provided to weavers to avail credit facilities from FI/Banks. The amount so provided to weavers deposited in the bank account of the agency or SHG.
Manipur has the highest concentration of Weavers in the country