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Telangana wants mega powerloom cluster in Sircilla

Nov 17, 2021
Telangana wants mega powerloom cluster in Sircilla


Handlooms and Textiles Minister of Telangana KT Rama Rao on Sunday sent the eighth letter requesting expeditious sanction of a mega powerloom cluster for Sircilla district under the Comprehensive Powerloom Cluster Development Scheme.

He mentioned in his letter that Sircilla has been a major hub of handloom and textiles activity for several decades and that the town has necessary ecosystem and trained manpower required to set up a mega powerloom cluster.

Minister KTR informed that the State government had initiated several measures to ensure the weaver community of the town finds gainful employment. Some of the initiatives include 40% input subsidy linked wage compensation scheme, thrift fund for handloom and powerloom weavers, providing continuous work to powerloom workers. All these have resulted in revival of this industry with major increase in earnings and wages, he noted. Reminding that the Centre had appreciated these measures introduced by the Telangana government, KTR expressed disappointment over the State not receiving any significant support related to Handloom and Textiles sector from the Union government.

Expressing his anguish over not receiving any support from the Union government, Minister KTR wrote in his letter that due to lack of support to progressive States, the country is unable to compete with smaller countries. Minister KTR also highlighted that Telangana has been able to attract some marquee investments into the textiles sector and that the track record proves that Telangana could achieve these investments.

He mentioned that Telangana State has earmarked extra budgets for the Handloom and Textiles sector and has taken up world class projects like Kakatiya Mega Textile Park. The youth of Telangana are eagerly waiting for employment opportunities that will be created by projects like mega powerloom cluster.

Source: The Hans India

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