Maharashtra team visited TS to study weavers’ schemes

To study the weaving techniques and designs being implemented by the weavers, a team from Maharashtra visited the state.

The Commissioner of Textiles, Govt. of Maharastra has deputed a team of Officers to Telangana on January 8 and 9 to study the weaving techniques and designs being implemented by the weavers of Telangana state and also to know the schemes being implemented by the Telangana State.

The team of Officers visited Siricilla, Siddipet on January 8 and interacted with the weavers of Aadarsha and Siddipet Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies and studied the type of Yarn being used by the weavers in producing Gollabhama and Ramappa Silk Sarees and the wages being earned by the weavers.

They also observed the techniques of weaving and designing that go into Gollabhama and Ramappa Silk Sarees. The team has also visited Textile Park and Apparel Park at Siricilla and studied techniques of Rapier Looms and Semi-automatic Power Looms and interacted with the Power loom Weavers to know the benefits of the schemes like Chenetha Mithra, Nethanna Bheema and Nethannaku Cheyutha and Geo-Tagging.

Further, the team visited the Pochemplly Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society, Yadadri District on January 9. During the tour, the team visited the weavers’ houses at Pochampally village and interacted with the entrepreneurs and weavers who are weaving Ikkat in different designs and patterns in silk & cotton.

The team has observed the techniques of Ikkat weaving which requires true precision and skill. The team appreciated the weaving style implemented by the weavers in weaving and designing. The team of Maharastra has appreciated the Schemes i.e 40% yarn subsidy, insurance to weavers, Nethannaku Cheyutha which are being implemented by Telangana State Government. Further, the team has stated that the scheme of geo-tagging of looms will be implemented at Maharastra State.

Later the team of Maharastra exchanged views over the implementation of the various schemes with the Commissioner of Handlooms and Textiles & AEPs, T.S., Hyderabad and expressed their learnings from the Telangana and an intention to implement the schemes in their state.

The Maharastra team has appreciated the priority being given to the handlooms and textiles sectors by CM KCR and minister KT Rama Rao by giving more emphasises on more innovative schemes. And a very good T-TAP Policy to bring the national and international textile industries to the state of Telangana.

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