Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai instructed officials to establish the mini-textile park in 25 taluks which have the more concentration of weavers population in the coming days.
Speaking after launching DBT for the handloom and power loom weavers/workers under the Nekar Sanman here on Wednesday, he said the mini textile parks will help weavers starting from the processing cotton and manufacturing readymade garments. “I have close links with weavers individually and saw their problems from the closeness. The weavers must focus on the quality of products and come forward for exports. The market must be extended through the digital forum and for this, the Department of Handlooms and Textile will extend full support. Steps are being taken to agree with Amazon, Flipkart, and other Online forums.
“Til now, the assistance was only for the weavers but now it has been extended to the power loom weavers and workers after understanding their travails. It’s the Sankranti gift for the weavers. While B.S.Yediyurappa was the chief minister, he responded to the problems of weavers. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he took bold decisions such as loan waiver and the Nekar Sanman scheme. The incumbent government is also helping them in a big way. Demands of those legislators in whose constituencies there is a big concentration of the weavers’ population is fulfilled immediately”.
On this occasion, he interacted with the weavers of Bengaluru Rural, Urban, Tumkur, Belagavi, and Bagalkot.
Textile and Sugar Minister Shankarpatil Munenkoppa, Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation Chairman Siddu Savadi, MLAs Mahadevappa, Shivalingappa Yadwad, M.D.Lakshminarayana and others were present.