Telangana

Rs 1,000 crore to empower weavers; CM lays foundation stone at Siricilla

Rs 1,000 crore to empower weavers; CM lays foundation stone at Siricilla

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today reiterated that he will provide succor to weavers in Telangana by spending funds and revive their profession to get back past glory. He said Rs 1000 crore was allotted for the welfare of the handloom workers and weavers in the state. KCR took exception to the Opposition for politics on Bathukamma sarees distribution to women.

Addressing a public meeting at Siricilla after laying foundation stones for integrated Collectorate, SP Office, Apparel Park and others, KCR said that he was determined to empower the weavers by encouraging their profession and purchase clothes from them for the government schemes. He also appreciated his son and Minister for IT and Handlooms KT Rama Rao for seeking Rs 300 crore for Sircilla district development.

“Earlier KTR asked me to make Sircilla into a district and now seeking funds which will be given for speedy development”, he announced leaving one and all in splits”. He expressed concern that Sircilla was hit by problems like drought and unemployment during the combined AP State and now they will get all help and cooperation from the TRS Government.

“I determined to change the fates of weavers when I made a visit to Sircilla as the TRS president and saw some wall writings against suicides by farmers”, he said. The handloom workers in the State will get work and money through the government, he said. He also said that only Telangana government is giving pensions to the poor in the state. To boost the weavers we are giving 50 per cent subsidy to get material he said adding that the government will purchase clothes from them for all schemes. (NSS)