BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar today said that the government will support the potterman community to use electric-wheel equipment for producing products.
A team of the potterman community association called on the minister here and submitted a memorandum seeking support for modern methods of pottery production. The minister said that the government is ready to support the professional community to adopt modern methods. The government will give electric machines to the community and ensure that they grow financially, Kamalakar said.
The Minister said that 320 people of the community offered DDs to avail themselves a subsidy scheme. The government will offer 80 percent money and each person has to bear 20 percent of expenses for the purpose he said.
The Minister said that Rs 1 lakh to be offered under the scheme to benefit 80 percent to each potterman getting this scheme. The potterman association members urged for approval of the modern electrical machines for pottery work to those who paid DDs from the Huzurabad segment for the purpose.
Later the Minister agreed and instructed the BC welfare officials to take immediate steps to help them get electric equipment. The chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao already offered necessary training on the modern equipment and potterman community will benefit, he hoped.
The Minister said that the new equipment will be used for a variety of products like earthen Ganapathi idols, water bottles, and others.