Vivek Gupta speaks on Promotion of Handloom Industry of Bengal | Transcript

Sir, through you, I would like to know from the Hon’ble Minister about one of the products of the handloom industry. The jute industry is going through tremendous hardship and 40 lakh jute growers and 4 lakh jute workers are affected, specially in West Bengal. What initiatives have been taken by the Minister to prevent the dilution of the jute packaging order and also for the revival of the Khardah and Kinsan units, which had earlier received approval of the¬†Cabinet for a Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction scheme, but now suddenly on November 20 have been removed from that scheme? And now five jute mills in Bengal have been declared sick and face immediate closure.

There has been no increase in the number of people being given health insurance. What is the reason behind this? According to Annexure I, after 2012, the number of people is fixed at 3,81,714. Does this mean that new additions would not be made?

According to Annexure IV, regarding handloom marketing assistance, why has New Delhi been named while mentioning the districts of Bengal? From when has New Delhi become a part of Bengal?