Bunkar Mitra Helpline for Handloom Weavers (Download PDF)


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Bunkar Mitra helpline started functioning now. The helpline is meant to extend professional expertise to distressed handloom weavers. The helpline was launched by the Union Textiles Minister Zubin Irani on the occasion of Good Governance Day.

Handloom Helpline Centre by Ministry of Textiles

Handloom Helpline Centre by Ministry of Textiles

Handloom Helpline Centre by Ministry of Textiles


  • The helpline is a great mix of technology, youth and tradition.
  • Corrective actions can be taken by the agents of call Centre housing the helpline.
  • The helpline is designed to address to respond to weavers’ queries and grievances.
  • The helpline provides a single point of contact to handloom weavers across the country.
  • The helpline can be accessed by dialing the toll free number 1800-208-9988.
  • Weavers can call from anywhere in India, from any number.
  • The service is available from 10.00 A.M to 06.00 P.M, on all 7 days of week.
  • Seven languages: Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Assamese included in service.
  • The Minister of Textiles announced “Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata” to meet the needs of the handloom weavers for assistance for looms and accessories on larger scale with an objective to improve quality of fabric and productivity.

Services Available by Helpline

  • Assistance on technical issues.
  • Guidance for:  Raw material supply, Availing credit facility, Quality control.
  • Access to marketing linkages.
  • Information about various schemes and procedure to avail benefits.
Ministry of textiles

Ministry of Textiles

Ministry of textiles

- Published/Last Modified on: January 4, 2017


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