‘Govt. plans to give incentive to investors’
The proposed new textile policy to come up for discussion in the next Cabinet meeting would focus on offering more employment opportunities to women by promoting textile industries across the State, Industries Minister N. Amaranatha Reddy said on Saturday.
Interacting with the Self Help Groups (SHGs) at the Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium of Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam here, Mr. Reddy said the government would come up with one of the best textile policies in the country that would be more beneficial for women.
During training period it was proposed to give women a stipend of Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 10,000 and wages of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3,750 to those working in an industry or groups, he said.
“The government is also planning to offer an incentive of 45% to those keen on investing in the industry,” the Minister said.
Referring to the welfare schemes being implemented by the government, Mr. Reddy said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was committed to developing the State despite deficit budget. Mr. Reddy later gave away 500 sewing machines to women beneficiaries and released a cheque for Rs. 20.69 crore to the SHGs as loan via bank linkage. MLA M. Suguna was among others present.