Industries & Textiles Minister KT Rama Rao today vowed that the State government was taking every measure to ensure that Weavers’ community live with self respect.
Launching a three-year development plan for Sircilla segment which he represents, KTR asserted that the government is with the weavers and working people in the handloom industry who will get orders for producing clothes and get enough income to lead better lives. He also said the government has offered an order of clothes worth Rs 200 crore from the Weavers community.
In the budget the government allotted a significant Rs 1200 cr for development and revival of Handloom and Textiles wings in the state. The plan is to implement the scheme for the cause of weavers and handloom workers by offering them work and getting income he said. We are asking the various departments to purchase the handloom clothes and giving orders for the same. KTR said that the welfare of all sectors is key for the state growth and the weavers should not get panic about their regular work as the government determined to get them all help. “Let us not carried away with false propaganda of some vested interests, who used to stall the development and oppose welfare”. KTR stated it is only the Telangana State that was spending a whopping Rs 5300 crore every year to disburse pensions to about 40 lakh of people.
Indeed, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is for the welfare of the weavers who should get ample work and financial support, KTR said. NO other state in the country is giving such huge funds for the welfare he claimed. The KCR Government is giving six kilos of rice per head of a poor family and giving Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 pensions to the eligible who are old aged, widows and physically challenged and single woman and Beedi workers. The government has been offering uninterrupted power supply will increase the same for 24 hours for farming activity to agricultural production and help revive rural economy, KTR added. (NSS)