Telangana Govt giving utmost priority to Handloom sector: CM KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has conveyed his greetings to the handloom workers, Padmashali community in the state on the occasion of National Handloom Day.  He said the exclusive handloom craft of Telangana mirrors Indian art and culture.

The Chief Minister said that under the self-governance, the government is giving utmost priority to the handloom sector and developing it.  He said in tune with the changing times, the government is also extending a helping hand to the power loom workers’ welfare. With the government’s visionary approach and Minister KTR able administration, the handloom sector which was collapsed under the united AP rule is being revived within a short time. The government has taken several measures to promote handloom products; the measures taken by the government for the handloom sector have weaned away handloom workers from committing suicide and instill confidence among them Through Bathukamma sarees and other programmes the handloom weavers families are given assurance for their livelihood.  The measures also created confidence and self-respect among them. 

On National Handloom Day, handloom artisans are being honoured by giving away awards to them under the name of Konda Laxman Bapuji awards. He said that the government is encouraging the handloom sector by organizing exhibitions and fashion shows.  He said that insurance facility for handloom workers shall be implemented on par with the Rythy Bandhu.  He also said that Telangana is the only state in the country giving pensions to the handloom workers. 

The Chief Minister said that the innovative schemes being implemented for handloom workers were ideal for other states. The government is successfully implementing several schemes for the handloom workers like the loan waiver scheme, Nethannalaku Cheyutha,  Chenetha Mithra and also providing government share to the handloom societies and also providing subsidies for yarn, dyes and chemicals.  CM KCR expressed his happiness over the steps taken which are yielding good results. He said that socio-economic, political and administrative interests of the Padmashali community have been promoted by the state. (INN)

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