IT and Textiles Minister KT Rama Rao today said that the government is giving complete support to handloom workers to get sustainable income for making better livelihood. He gave away a cheque of Rs 1 cr to Padmasri Chintakindi Mallesham of Alair of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district to produce adequate number of “Lakshmi Asu” type of machines helpful for the handloom sector to increase clothes production in a speedy manner.
At a program here the minister appreciated Mallesham for developing the new machine. There is a demand for 650 machines in the state right now and the government will support Mallesham to research and make new inventions. The machines are being produced from his home and now can set up a company to manufacture the machines and make new inventions. The awardee can produce the machines which are helpful to the handloom workers in old method of producing Pochampally silk saris. Funding by the government will help Mallesham to acquire machinery and get facilities required and boost the handloom sector by delivering them to the workers.
The minister also promised to extend more funds in future. Extending thanks to the Minister and the government Mallesham said that he will focus on producing the Lakshmi Asu machines to boost rural economy of handloom workers. (NSS)