Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed the concerned officials to formulate a comprehensive plan to revive handloom industry in the state and in the process create a market for its products to help the weavers.
For lack of remunerative wages, handloom workers have either left the industry or are working in the powerloom sector.
At a review meeting on the handloom sector, Mr. Rao suggested as part of the plan, the government place more orders for uniforms for school children, police and hospitals.
He also said subsidy on yarn could also be extended, while providing skill based training for handloom workers, seeking alternative professions.
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