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Tamil Nadu CM's initiatives make handloom weavers rejoice
Jul '11
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has initiated several steps that would make handloom weavers in the State to rejoice.

The new initiatives aimed at safeguarding jobs of these weavers include a year-round procurement of various handloom products like saris and dhotis, and paying for the same on week-to-week basis.

Currently, prior approval of higher authorities needs to be obtained for procuring dhotis and saris prepared by the handloom and pedal-loom weavers. Also, as these items are procured only for six months during the year it causes the weavers to face a number of problems.

The CM has ordered that the procurement of dhotis and saris meant for free distribution should be undertaken throughout the year on a daily basis. She has also directed that the quality-checks for the handloom items should be completed within seven days of production.

Further, the CM has ordered Co-optex to alter its present system of making payment once in 40 days to two months time and release payment to the weavers for all items including silk saris, cotton saris, towels, dhotis, curtains and lungis within a week from the date of procurement from the weavers.

Besides, orders were also released to the effect that henceforth the yarns that these weavers require would be supplied by the Handlooms Department in place of Co-optex.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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