Sircilla, a well-known textile town in Telangana, has witnessed an incredible transformation over the past nine years, according to Industries and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, improving livelihood prospects for weavers and powerloom workers and significantly developing its infrastructure.
Due to the powerloom industry issue and the absence of support from prior governments, weavers and powerloom employees previously endured difficult conditions. They do, however, now have stable jobs and steady pay. Minister Rama Rao ascribed this development to the BRS administration’s persistent efforts to advance weavers.
The State Government has been making significant orders for the production of Bathukamma sarees and sarees intended for distribution during the Christmas and Ramzan festivals, with a total value of almost Rs. 2,500 cr, in order to assure sustained income for power-loom workers and owners. Over 15,000 powerloom employees in Sircilla are assured a monthly wage of Rs. 16,000 thanks to this scheme alone. The building of an apparel park, which would take up 60 acres and cost Rs. 174 cr, is moving very quickly. Additionally, progress is being made quickly on the proposed Rs. 388 cr weaving park, which will span 88 acres close to Sircilla’s Peddur neighbourhood.
Around 950 people now have jobs thanks to the Gokaldas Images Company’s garment unit, which has already started operating at the apparel park. The clothing park is anticipated to offer job possibilities to over 8,000 women once it is finished.
Additionally, the Nethanna Bheema insurance programme for weavers provides crucial financial security to the state’s 80,000 handloom and powerloom workers. In the nine years since Telangana’s inception, Minister Rama Rao cited the Government’s main welfare programmes, such as Rythu Bandhu and Dalit Bandhu, as being essential in attaining key milestones in fields like irrigation, education, healthcare, and other crucial sectors.
The Telangana Formation Day ceremony was attended by Collector Anuraag Jayanti, Superintendent of Police Akhil Mahajan, and other dignitaries who witnessed the celebration of the region’s progress and development.