Government of Tamil Nadu
Metal

There are eight Metal Workers Industrial Co-operative Societies functioning under this Department, having 2406 members with a paid-up share capital of Rs.22.32 lakh including Government share participation of Rs.2.10 lakh. These societies have been started with a view to improve the economic conditions of the traditional artisans engaged in the manufacturing of utensils. These societies have been set up mostly in rural areas to provide employment to the artisans belonging to the backward community.
                       
Brass, Copper, Aluminum and Stainless Steel vessels are being produced by the members of these societies. The utensils are supplied to the Government Hospitals, Adi Dravidar Welfare Hostels, Nutritious Noon Meal Centres, Temples, Rehabilitation Department etc. by the societies.

The performance of the Metal Societies for the past years are furnished below:

Year

No of Society

No. of Members

Sales
( Rs. in lakhs)

2012-2013

8

2318

153.17

2013-2014

9

2337

203.41

2014-2015

8

2281

207.53

2015-2016

8

2406

530.40

2016-2017

8

2406

269.17