Ministry of textile and handlooms, K.T. Rama Rao has assured that the Telangana government will announce a ‘Handloom Policy’ soon, to take more measures for development of handloom products and the weaver community. The policy will include establishment of 12 handloom clusters in the state.
Visiting the Pochampally textile park in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district, Rao said the government will also try to increase budgetary support for the sector.
Lamenting that only 250 looms out of 2000 are working in Pochampally, he also said the government will provide funds and programmes for development of the textile park. He also visited the textile park in Malkapur.
The online marketing facility for handloom products will be expanded through talks with e-commerce websites, and special outlets will be opened at Yadadri and Malkapur to sell the products.
The products will also be displayed and sold at ‘Golconda’, the handicrafts showroom being established in New Delhi by the state government.
On the welfare front, the handloom workers in the park will be provided health insurance and pension facilities. All these measures will be incorporated into the handloom policy.
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