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Kerala handloom sector may get Central govt assistance
Jul '12
Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi
Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi
The Union Minister of State for Textiles Panabaka Lakshmi has assured that the Central Government would mull over extending a special assistance package aimed at preservation and promotion of traditional handloom industry of the southern Indian state of Kerala.
The handloom textile industry, which once happened to be a leading source of employment in the industry-starved state, is now in a dismal condition for several reasons. 
Speaking at a function organized by the employees and workers of the Kerala State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society (Hantex), the Minister said that her Ministry is devising a proposal for giving concession to the industry in the Central package, so as to ease the financial liabilities of Hantex.
Hantex Managing Director Abdul Haleem, President Peringamala Vijayan, Vice-President C. Madhavan, Governing Committee members and other top officials were present on the occasion.

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