Handloom industry produces cloths worth 717 cr: KTR

Handloom industry produces cloths worth 717 cr: KTR
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Minister for Textiles and Information K T Rama Rao on Friday said a survey conducted by the government on handloom weavers will ensure that all the weavers are offered geo- tagging and Aadhar linkage. 

Hyderabad: Minister for Textiles and Information K T Rama Rao on Friday said a survey conducted by the government on handloom weavers will ensure that all the weavers are offered geo- tagging and Aadhar linkage.

In a review meeting conducted by the Minister, he said, the government will implement welfare schemes for the cause of handloom workers. Stating that handloom workers in the State produce a record Rs 717 crore worth clothes of 209 lakh metres, he asked the officials to immediately set up a separate corporation to procure the handloom product from the weavers and help them get marketing facility.

A major 80 per cent share of total production comprises silk production worth of Rs 539 crore, he said and added that steps will be taken to promote the handloom clothes in the markets.

The handloom industry in the State needs Rs 206 crore worth yarn and the State government plans to give 40 per cent of input subsidy of Rs 82 crore in addition to 10 per cent of subsidy being offered by the Centre.

The government is offering sops and incentives to the handloom workers and weavers and will also procure major production to get them marketing facility and benefits.

As per a survey there are 16,776 handlooms including 5,505 under societies. He said the officials concerned had completed a study of Co-optex type of handloom industry in Tamil Nadu. Textiles Director Shailaja Ramaiyer and other officials were present.

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