Excise and Tourism Minister today exhorted the people to support handloom clothes by using them for a comfortable wearing experience and health.
To mark the “National Handloom Day” the minister participated in a program at Ambedkar Chowrasta expo plaza in Mahabub Nagar district headquarters here.
Speaking on the occasion the Minister instructed the officials to conduct more exhibitions and put up more shops for increasing the sale of handloom clothes in the district. The handloom clothes are good for health as they prevent skin diseases, he said. The handloom clothes are soft and cool to wear giving a comfort experience, he stated.
In addition to Tesco Showroom some more shops of handloom should be opened in the district, he said. For this the district officials should take necessary immediate action, the minister added. See that more cloth shops of the handloom are opened and ensure that the people tend to wear them through workshops and exhibitions. The state government has been encouraging the handloom sector in a big way like never before.
He took potshots at the congress government for neglecting the handloom sector. While the congress gave only Rs 70 cr for the handloom sector the Telangana Government increased it to manifold he claimed. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is kind enough to support by offering Rs 1200 cr budget for the handloom sector, the minister claimed.
The Minister appealed to the people, employees, women, students, and youth to wear handloom clothes. We are using them and people should protect our heritage and culture of handlooms, Srinivas Goud said.
The KCR Government helps handloom workers get income through Bathukamma sarees and some other schemes.
The Minister also took pledge with those present in the meeting to wear handloom clothes and encourage others to make use of the same clothing.