Manian said the state government had allotted ₹40 crore this year for the new ‘Support Handloom’ project announced by the chief minister to help handloom weavers, according to a report in a top Indian newspaper.
The minister was chairing a meeting of various handloom association office-bearers, handloom weavers and management representatives of textile companies in Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Namakkal and Karur districts at the Erode collectorate.
There are 3.19 lakh handloom weavers in the state and 2.44 lakh handlooms function through 1,139 cooperative handloom weavers’ associations, out of which 86 are silk handloom weaving associations and the rest are cotton handloom weavers associations, he said.
Nine hundred and fifty nine weavers’ associations were functioning profitably, he added. (DS)
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