Hyderabad, Aug.7 : The State Government keeps the promises made and has allotted Rs 60 cr for “Nethannaku Cheyutha” program to provide at least Rs 6000 a monthly revenue to handloom workers from their homes, according to “Handloom and Textiles and industries Minister K Taraka RamaRao.
The government will provide all help and support for the handloom workers to get their livelihood through schemes he said. To mark National Handloom Day the minister launched Chenetha Mitra” and visited a handloom exhibition at Peoples’ Plaza and interacted with the weavers besides giving cheques to some beneficiaries. Later addressing the gathering, KTR said that there is no deadline to get the scheme of subsidy and the handloom workers can join it anytime. We give the encouragement amount into the handloom workers accounts directly avoiding any chance of middlemen and corruption, KTR said.
The government will provide work to the handloom workers and get the produce and market it for getting better benefits he promised. He appealed to the handloom workers to benefit from the two schemes including Chenethaku Cheyutha and Chenetha Mitra. KTR claimed that the state government is spending more funds than the Centre for welfare of the weavers and handloom workers. The credit of allocating Rs 400 cr for the weavers goes to Telangana Government he said. He attributed more funds to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s vision to help the handloom workers get revenue for livelihood. Stating that geo-tagging is being done to get clarity on the total number of handlooms he said that more than 42000 weavers are working in about 17,573 handlooms across the state. He said that Odisha officials appreciated our schemes for weavers’ welfare and KCR is keen to develop the handloom workers further.