Handloom weavers, belonging to the CITU-affiliated Tirupur District Handloom Weavers Association, submitted a memorandum to Collector G. Govindaraj seeking the assistance of the district administration to solve their grievances.

V. Shanmugam, secretary of the Weavers’ Association, said the distribution of weavers’ credit card under the government-sponsored scheme had been going slow in the district. “About 500 applications are yet to be processed,” he added.

Similarly, the association called upon the administration to take steps to enhance the wages and dearness allowance of the weavers employed in private units to the scales on a par with that drawn by weavers attached to various cooperative societies.

A few other demands pertaining to social security requirements, too, were highlighted in the requisition.

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