About HSS Yojana:
The government has introduced Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata (HSS) Yojana for the welfare of handloom weavers. The scheme was launched in 2015-16 and was renamed Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata Yojana in December 2016. The scheme was introduced to promote technological upgrading in the field of handlooms by providing 90% of subsidies to weavers to purchase looms and accessories.
♦ Promote the upgrading of loom unit technology.
♦ Encourage the development of the ability to create jobs in emerging technological areas.
♦ The scheme is under the Ministry of Textiles.
♦ Technical upgrades aim to improve fabric quality and increase the productivity of handloom weavers.