Manglour Handloom Cluster, Haridwar

The National Institute for Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development (NIESBUD), R.O is implementing Manglour Handloom Cluster, Haridwar under the scheme of Integrated Handloom Development Schemes (IHDS) sponsored by Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Manglour, Haridwar is the 32 km. away from District Head Quarter, and 82 km. away from state capital Dehradun. The cluster is well connected by roads and train. At present, the population of Manglour handloom cluster is 40000 out of which 395 are involved in weaving activity. Handloom cluster of Manglour (Haridwar) is a century old traditional craft practiced by inhabitants of the area. The inhabitants of this location did not have any other option but to take up this weaving as an occupation to earn their livelihood. Manglour Cluster area is mostly dominated by “Ansari” Community whose principal occupation is weaving and referred as weaver class in the society. Most of the weavers in the cluster area do posses an individual unit of handloom in the common household and the family members support the main weaver in all ancillary weaving activities.


The Weavers of Manglour produced these types of products:

1 LOI Rs.500-Rs.700
2 SHAWL Rs.800-Rs.1500
3 Bed sheet (Single /Double) Rs.300-Rs.1000
4 Stoll (Dupatta) Rs.500-Rs.2000
5 Kurta(Ladies) Rs.1000-Rs.2000
6 Pillow covers (4 Pcs.) Rs.250-Rs.350
7 Cushion covers (2 Pcs.) Rs.250-Rs.450
8 Curtains (1Pcs.) Rs.450-Rs.750
Before the intervention:-

The weavers of Manglour using to weave for their own consumption by procuring old and waste used materials. Shawls, carpet, bed sheets, stole etc. Mostly weaver’s of Manglour to make own products and sell in the market through door to door hawking. This does not look very attractive. These people run their livelihood depends on just weaving.

After Intervention:-

During the implementation of IHDS scheme at Manglour cluster the various component has taken place in the field of skill development, Marketing and financial.

1. The Thirty Two (32) SHGs were formed of Four hundred (395) weavers and Bank Account of Thirty Two (32) SHGs were opened in State Bank of India.
2. The consortium named Manglour Handloom Society was registered under Society Registration act. The account of the consortium is also operative.
3. The weaver of Manglour has participated in Various Buyer seller Meet.
    Buyer Seller Meet at Pared ground, D.dun.
    Buyer Seller Meet at NEDFI Hatt, Assam.
    Buyer Seller Meet at ONGC, Dehradun.
    Buyer Seller Meet at Mussoorie.
4. The institute has opened a yarn depot in Cluster area. Now they are procuring fresh yarn from the depot and producing various ranges of quality products.
5. The weaver of Manglour has participated in Various Fairs/ Exhibitions.
    National Handloom Expo
    Khadi Mahotsav
    Delhi Hatt
    Indo International Trade Fair
    Khadi Mahakhumbh

6. Institute has organized two training programmes on Designing for the weavers. The main objectives are given below:-
    To create awareness about designs
    To create awareness about design patterns
    To create awareness about quality parameter
    To create awareness about colour combination

7. Institute has organized training on Self Help Group's Management for 50 weavers. The main objectives of training are given below:-
    To create awareness about Self Help Groups (SHG)
    To create awareness about Government sponsored schemes for SHG
    To create awareness about Entrepreneurial opportunities for SHG
    To Develop the confidence level of the weavers
    To improve basic management skills ;
8. Institute has organized awareness and exposure visit for Manglour cluster.
    Suwalcoachi, Assam
    Panipat, Haryana
9. Institute has organized training on Weaving for 20 artisans. The main objectives of training are given below:-
    To create awareness about weaving opportunities for youth ;
    To Develop the designing pattern:
    To Improve basic weaving skill ;
    To Develop the pattern of weaving;
    To develop the pattern of colour combination

The weavers are using Chair loom and Bageshwari Charkha. The accessories required for this loom are available in yarn depot and some mechanical parts are imported from Meerut, Devbond, Panipat & Ludiana. Some weavers also arrange assembling of the looms at their village level through local carpenter. In case of repairing of loom requirement, the weavers normally repair their loom by themselves for minor purpose or else take the help of those local carpenters. Carpenters are almost available in villages to take care of loom repairing.

Conclusion: - After the intervention of the institute, the weavers of Manglour cluster has come to know about their work ability and capacity of their enhanced earning. Their participation in various Exhibition and Buyer Seller Meet has raised their confidence in making quality products and saleable price. Now they are working in an organized and systematic manner. There is a scope for enhancing their skill.