Handlooms Minister KT Rama Rao stated that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared Chenetha Bima insurance coverage for weavers, including powerloom weavers, throughout the State, similar to Rythu Bima insurance coverage for farmers.
The Minister laid foundation for integrated handloom training cum production centre at Kourampally village, Singaram crossroads in the district. The facility is being set up with a cost of Rs 10 crore, which will be completed within a year. He said the State government is committed for welfare of the weavers and different schemes were already being extended for the benefit of weavers.
The government waived the three-year lock-in term and allowed it to withdraw the accrued funds until June 30, 2020. As a consequence, Rs.96 crore was sent to the weavers’ accounts, allowing them to utilise the funds for everyday necessities and production-related activities. The department offers input subsidy for weavers under the Chenetha Mitra scheme, which includes a 50% subsidy on yarn, dyes and chemicals.