September 24, 2022
  • September 24, 2022

Telangana minister urges Ministry of Textile to support its textile industry

By on August 8, 2022 0

KT Rama Rao, Minister of Industries of Telangana, reiterated that the central government has done nothing for the textile and loom sector in Telangana.

He accused the Union government of neglecting the textile and loom sector and demanded the removal of all taxes, including GST, on textiles.

The minister wrote a letter to the Union Minister for Textiles, Piyush Goyal, in this regard and sought support from the central government for the state’s textile and looms sector.

He sought funds for Kakatiya Mega Textile Park and for the modernization of electric looms.

KT Rama Rao also called for the establishment of the Handloom Export Promotion Council and the National Textile Research Institute in Hyderabad, in addition to the Handloom Technology Institute.

The state also mandated the creation of 15 block-level handloom clusters and a mega loom cluster in Sircilla.

“The textile sector is in the doldrums in the country solely because of the unbalanced policies of the BJP-led unity government. The BJP government has not provided any additional financial assistance to textile and hand weaving workers in the state,” KT Rama Rao said.

He added: “Instead of making false claims about the Centre’s aid to the textile and hand weaving sector of Telangana, the Prime Minister and other central ministers should sincerely try to extend their aid to the weavers of the state.

It can be mentioned here that last week, Telangana announced the launch of the state program ‘Nethanna Beema’ on National Handloom Day under which up to 80,000 handloom and handloom weavers state electric looms will enjoy free life insurance coverage of Rs. 5,000,000.