Uniforms for children, staff to be sourced by the corporation
The BJP will establish a Handlooms Corporation at a cost of ? 1000 crore to come to the aid of weavers and promote their products if it is voted to power in Telangana, said state president K. Laxman on Wednesday.
The corporation would ensure that uniforms for school children, RTC staff and other government undertakings are purchased directly from the corporation.
After addressing public meetings at Marikyal and other places on the fifth day of his ongoing ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ Mr. Laxman told presspersons that the party aimed to improve the lives of the poor and downtrodden especially those belonging to the SC/STs and BCs.
Most of the weaving community had lost out in the four years of TRS rule and instead of making provision for loans, the government had sourced Bathukamma sarees from Surat and Coimbatore, he charged.
The Centre had been providing training to scores of weavers under the ‘Kausal Vikas Yojana’ programme but the government had failed to provide any employment potential. He demanded that the government immediately procure handloom material for uniforms to RTC staff and others.
The BJP leader said the TRS party will end up like the JD (S) party in Karnataka and ridiculed the effort of political parties in coming together irrespective of ideological differences to fight against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.