Minister KTR holds review meeting on Handloom and Textiles Department

Minister K.T. Rama Rao chaired a comprehensive review meeting on Tuesday to discuss matters pertaining to the Handloom and Textiles Department. Held at the Indian School of Business (ISB), the meeting saw the attendance of senior officials from the Textiles department as well as representatives from various other departments.

In line with the upcoming National Handloom Day celebrations, the government scheduled a week-long series of festivals starting from 7th August. The Minister, during the meeting, issued instructions to the Textiles department, emphasizing the need for meticulous arrangements to be made. Furthermore, the Minister directed the officials to develop well-thought-out plans for the organization of a diverse range of programs across the state, with a particular focus on areas central to handloom weavers.

During the review meeting, KTR also explored the expansion of the insurance program for weavers and sought ways to simplify the Chenetha Mithra scheme. He underlined the unwavering commitment of the State government towards the well-being of weavers and the overall development of the textile sector. To ensure wider participation, KTR proposed the conduct of handloom week along with awareness programs. In this regard, he suggested active involvement from various organizations, individuals, public representatives, leaders, and handloom lovers.

At the review meeting, the Minister discussed the welfare initiatives implemented by the Telangana government for the betterment of weavers and assessed the progress of key programs, including insurance coverage for weavers. Additionally, the meeting extensively addressed issues related to various upcoming initiatives planned by the Textiles department. The allocation of necessary funds for weaver welfare and development programs was deliberated upon, with an emphasis on exploring equitable distribution options.

Furthermore, KTR instructed officials to establish dedicated museums under the Textiles Department in Hyderabad, stressing the urgency of prompt action. He also recommended collaboration with the RTC and South Central Railway to facilitate the marketing of handloom products. To evaluate the performance, implementation, and outcomes of the welfare and development programs initiated by the Telangana government, KTR advised the Textiles department officials to conduct a comprehensive study, possibly in partnership with esteemed institutions such as the Indian School of Business.