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Telangana's Textile Town of Sircilla Undergoes Remarkable Transformation in 9 Years, Declares KTR

Speaking at the Telangana Formation Day ceremony in Sircilla, Minister Rama Rao praised the government's unwavering commitment to the welfare of weavers and various other initiatives implemented to empower them.

Shivam Dwivedi
Telangana's Textile Town of Sircilla Undergoes Remarkable Transformation in Just 9 Years, Declares KTR (Photo Source: Pexels)
Telangana's Textile Town of Sircilla Undergoes Remarkable Transformation in Just 9 Years, Declares KTR (Photo Source: Pexels)

Sircilla, a renowned textile town in Telangana, has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the past nine years, providing improved livelihood opportunities for weavers, powerloom workers, and significant infrastructural development, according to Industries and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao.

Previously, weavers and power-loom workers faced dire circumstances due to the crisis in the power-loom sector and the lack of support from previous administrations. However, they now enjoy assured orders and sustainable incomes. Minister Rama Rao attributed this positive change to the BRS government's dedicated efforts to uplift weavers.

To ensure sustainable income for power-loom workers and owners, the State government has been placing substantial orders for the production of Bathukamma sarees and sarees intended for distribution during Christmas and Ramzan festivals, with a combined worth of approximately Rs 2,500 crore. This initiative alone guarantees a monthly income of Rs 16,000 for over 15,000 power-loom workers in Sircilla.

The construction of an apparel park, occupying 60 acres and requiring an investment of Rs 174 crore, is progressing rapidly. Additionally, work on the proposed Rs 388-crore weaving park, spanning 88 acres near Sircilla's Peddur area, is also advancing at an accelerated pace.

Already, an apparel unit operated by Gokaldas Images Company has commenced operations at the apparel park, providing livelihoods for around 950 individuals. Once fully completed, the apparel park is expected to create employment opportunities for approximately 8,000 women.

Moreover, the Nethanna Bheema insurance scheme for weavers covers around 80,000 handloom and power-loom workers in the State, offering them valuable financial protection. Minister Rama Rao highlighted the government's flagship welfare programs, including Rythu Bandhu and Dalit Bandhu, as instrumental in achieving significant milestones in areas such as irrigation, education, healthcare, and other crucial sectors within the nine years since Telangana's formation.

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.

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