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Heres How Telangana Is Enabling Growth Of Handlooms and Weavers In The State

Heres How Telangana Is Enabling Growth Of Handlooms and Weavers In The State

Telangana is setting an example in promoting handloom and supporting weavers through a number of initiatives. Home to some of the world-famous weaves like Pochampally Ikat, Gadwal, Narayanpet and Gollabama Sarees and durries from Warangal, Telangana's artisans have captivated the essence of Indian culture, lending a touch of ethnicity to the beauty of Indian attire for many centuries.

The empowering schemes and people-friendly administration have proved to be a winning combination. Here's a quick look at how Telangana was able to turn the tide in favour of its Handloom sector:

- The traditional weavers in Handloom sector were at the verge of collapse, but they got timely support from the government of Telangana with the establishment of TSCO (Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society), an apex body for marketing handloom products. The state government has employed technology to cater to the market and has helped create a platform for younger generations to come with new designs and patterns of clothes besides conducting fashion shows.

This scheme has helped enhance funds from 70 crore to 1200 crore.

- Schemes like Chenetha Mithra are helping weavers by offering them subsidy of upto 50 per cent and other monetary benefits in procuring raw materials.

- Telangana is taking a comprehensive approach to promote handlooms in the State, by adding handlooms onto e-Golkonda, an e-commerce platform for Telangana handicrafts.

- Along with this, the state has Textile/Apparel and Handloom park in Sricilla, which brought about a renaissance in the lives of the weavers and artisans.

With all these steps, Telangana is marching towards a Telangana best in present and future.  Because of various initiatives and schemes by the Telangana government, today the handloom sector of the state has been resurrected. At present, there are about 17,069 working handlooms. The estimated weavers and ancillary workers dependent on the industry is about 40,000. There are 336 Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies in the state consisting of 259 Cotton, 33 Silk and 44 Wool.

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