In a unique gesture, the IT minister KTR distributed handloom sarees to Anganwadi teachers and Aayahs. It has already revised their salaries that were too low in the past.
Now the Aganwadi teachers and ayahs get more salaries as the state government revised them three times offering 30 percent of pay revision commission recommendation.
With a view to promote handlooms and ensure more work orders to the beleaguered weavers, the government decided to give away sarees to as many as 67,411 Anganwadi teachers and ayahs.
The minister also released the jute bags made by transgenders. There are 31,711 main Anganwadi centres and 3989 mini Anganwadi centres all over Telangana state.
The Women and Child welfare department has been offering two sarees to Anganwadi teachers and Aayas every year. Now, an additional handlooms saree is being distributed to them by the department.
Women and Child welfare department Commissioner Divya Devarajan said the Anganwadi teachers and Aayas were getting honorarium, besides sarees. All efforts were being made to strengthen the centres and extend quality pre-primary education and nutrition food that that centres, she said.
Handlooms Minister KT Rama Rao along with Minister Satyavathi Rathod distributed the sarees to Anganwadi teachers and Aayas at Pragathi Bhavan here on Thursday.