Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Ra will resolve weavers’ woes: KTR
Textiles Minister K T Rama Rao on Saturday stated that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was well aware of the problems faced by the weavers’ community and has been allocating huge funds to address their issues. State government had appointed actress Samantha as the Brand ambassador for handlooms to inculcate enthusiasm among weavers to welcome the changes coming in fashion designs, he added.
Textiles Minister K T Rama Rao along with other Ministers launched the Weavers Thrift Fund Scheme
Bhoodan Pochampally: Textiles Minister K T Rama Rao on Saturday stated that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was well aware of the problems faced by the weavers’ community and has been allocating huge funds to address their issues. State government had appointed actress Samantha as the Brand ambassador for handlooms to inculcate enthusiasm among weavers to welcome the changes coming in fashion designs, he added.
Rama Rao on Saturday launched the Weavers Thrift Fund Scheme at Bhoodan Pochampally in Yadadri district. Addressing the weavers, the Minister reminded them that K Chandrashekar Rao did Bikshatana in Pochampalli to assist seven weaver families during the Telangana agitation period.
He said, the Telangana handlooms lost glory in the united Andhra Pradesh so after the formation of the State Chief Minister gave top priority to handlooms and allocated Rs 1,283 crore in the State budget.
Government had decided to provide 50 per cent subsidy on Yarn and Chemicals, and Chief Minister will make an announcement very soon in this regard, he said.
Rama Rao expressed happiness over the positive response of government officials to support the weavers of the State by wearing handloom dresses on every Monday. State government is working to form handloom clusters in Telangana for the welfare of weavers, he added. He assured that the government will take all measures in favor of handloom workers to get minimum salary of Rs 15,000 per month.
He also assured that a huge showroom will be set up in Hyderabad for conducting handloom exhibitions and an establishment to house the modern handloom bazaar on four acres in Pochampally, similar to the one located at Shilparamam in Hyderabad.
Rama Rao added that the Chief Minister would soon lay the foundation stone for the Mega textile park in Warangal to promote power looms.
Rama Rao held Congress leaders Jana Reddy and Uttam Kumar Reddy responsible for the problems faced by the people of fluoride hit villages. Even though the district had Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir the Congress leaders with selfish motives completely ignored the problems faced by the people, he said. He questioned Congress leaders eligibility for requesting support for the next elections.
Finance Minister Eatala Rajender said as part of carving Bangaru Telangana, the State government is striving for the welfare of handloom workers and Beedi workers. He requested the Central government to extend their cooperation for the empowerment of weavers in the State. He stated that the Weavers Thrift Fund Scheme is the beginning and that the State government is designing several other programmes for the welfare of weavers.
BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna stated that the State government paid special attention to the development of highly populous BCs in the State. As part of this, government is encouraging caste based professions to retain their lost glory.
Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy listed out the State government welfare schemes for the development of all sections of the society and achievements of the Chief Minister.
Director handlooms and textiles Shilaja Ramayyar, IT principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Collector Anitha Ramachandran, ZP Chairman Balunaik, Government Whip Gongidi Sunitha, DCCB chairman Pandu Ranga Rao, MP Bhoora Narsaiah Goud, MLCs Krishna Reddy, Ravinder, MLAs Shekar Reddy, Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy, Gadari Kishore , local body representatives, TRS leaders and weavers participated in the programme.