Nekar Samman Yojane launched by Karnataka Government

Highlights:

  • The Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa has launched a scheme for the weaver’s community in the state of Karnataka on 6th July 2020.
  •  The name of the scheme is ‘Nekar Samman Yojane’, which means Weaver Samman Yojana.
  • As per the 4th All India Handloom Census (conducted in 2019-20), there are 54,789 handloom weavers registered in the state of Karnataka.
Nekar Samman Yojana:
  • For becoming a beneficiary of the scheme, silk, cotton, woolen and other handloom weavers in the state of Karnataka have to register themselves at the Seva Sindhu portal (an initiative to deliver the various schemes and services of the Karnataka State Government at the doorstep of the citizens).
  • As of 6th July 2020, 40,634 handloom weavers have registered themselves under the Seva Sindhu portal for becoming a beneficiary of the scheme.
  • Under the scheme, the state government is transferring Rs 2000 of financial support to all weavers in the state registered with the Seva Sindhu portal.
  • Under the first phase, the Chief Minister at the launch transferred Rs 2000 directly into the bank accounts of 19744 weavers in the state.
  • Annually, the financial assistance will be provided once to all registered weavers under the Seva Sindhu portal. 
  • The scheme will cost the State Government of Karnataka an amount of Rs 10.96 crore every year.
  • The scheme is a part of the Rs 1610 crore of relief package announced by the Karnataka State Government on 6th May 2020.