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Govt plans 40% subsidy to handloom workers

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The state government is planning to provide 40 per cent subsidy to all the handloom workers, master weavers and handloom weavers Associations for...

Gadwal: The state government is planning to provide 40 per cent subsidy to all the handloom workers, master weavers and handloom weavers Associations for buying fabric, dye and colours required by the weaver community through a scheme called ‘Cheneta Mistra’ in the district.

For this the government is providing 40 per cent subsidy to the waver community who buy the fabric, dye and colours through TSCO.Earlier under the Cheneta Mistra which was launched in 2017, the government was providing a subsidy of 20 per cent to the weavers, however this year the government has enhanced this subsidy for enabling the weavers’ better profits.

According to district officials of Gadwal this is in addition to the 10 per cent subsidy provided by the Central government. For this purpose, the State government has allocated Rs 120 crore funds for the year 2018-19 and the same should be utilised by the weavers’ community, said MD Zaheeruddin, Assistant director Handlooms and Textiles Gadwal.

The District Collector has called for more awareness on the various schemes provided by the government for the weavers and urged them to avail the subsidy and get benefited.

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