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Minister urges leading temples in India to use handloom fabrics
Oct '11
The Union Minister of State for Textiles, Ms Panabaka Lakshmi has urged the endowments department of leading temples in the country, including the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), to make use of handloom fabrics.

The Minister said it would not only strengthen the handloom sector, but also enhance welfare of weavers and attract more people to the weaving occupation.

She stated that handloom sector would be prioritized in terms of budgetary allocation during next annual Union budget. She also pitched for utilization of handloom fabrics by offices under the Andhra Pradesh State government.

While talking about the welfare measures for weavers, she assured that all possible efforts would be made.

She informed that Andhra Pradesh government is in the process of relaxing the medical facilities being extended to weavers, pursuant to which the weavers would henceforth be allowed to avail these facilities at any hospital of their choice.

Medical reimbursement facility would also be shortly extended to this community, she added.

The Minister even revealed that Andhra Pradesh has provided the largest amount of advances to weavers compared to other States in the country.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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