Nekar Samman Yojane launched by Karnataka Government
The Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa has
launched a scheme for the weaver’s community in the state of Karnataka on 6th
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
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
As of 6th July 2020, 40,634 handloom weavers have registered
themselves under the Seva Sindhu portal for becoming a beneficiary of the
Under the scheme, the state government is transferring Rs
2000 of financial support to all weavers in the state registered with the Seva
Under the first phase, the Chief Minister at the launch
transferred Rs 2000 directly into the bank accounts of 19744 weavers in the
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.