A news item caught the attention in August 2016. It was the celebration of National Handloom Day. This event highlights the contribution of handlooms to the economy of the country, a celebration of a nation’s pride, a heritage that has to be preserved at all costs.
Handloom Policies & Research
Handlooms are nothing new to India. An age old tradition of making cloth by spinning and weaving since historical times, handloom has been the backbone of a vast number of the rural populace for their livelihood, till date.
By pure definition handlooms are looms operated by hand and before the loom became operational crafted simply by hand and elementary devices. You have the warp or the longitudinal part of the loom over which the threads are stretched. You have the weft or transverse part which moves perpendicular or transverse to the warp thereby creating a lattice of interstices that becomes the woven fabric.
Every year close to the announcement of the Budget for the following year, India is always agog with excitement about what could be in store for it. Individuals from every class of society, small and large firms, corporates, are curious to know how the budget would be affecting their day to day lives in terms of increase or decrease in the existing rates of various class of items