National Handloom Day 2022


  • National Handloom Day is observed every year on August 7 to mark the importance of the handloom weaving community in India.

Key Details National Handloom Day

  • Prime Minister of India initiated the day in the year 2015.
  • National Handloom Day has its origin in the Swadeshi movement of India during British rule in the year 1905.
  • This was to boost the idea of self-help and self-reliance on Indian goods to boycott foreign products.
  • The significance behind this day is representing the rich culture of India that provides a livelihood in rural and semi-rural parts of the country. The Government of India has come up with various schemes, like Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, the National Handloom Development Programme, the Yarn Supply scheme, and the Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development scheme.

National Handloom Day 2022

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