20 women will be trained for two months in Vuppada ‘Jamdani'
Under socio-economic development programme, Zilla Parishad Chairman Ch. Venugopala Krishna has taken lead in solving problems of women weavers in Malikipuram mandal. He evolved a project with the support of Handloom and Textile Development Corporation, first of its kind for women in Konaseema.
The Integrated Handloom Development Project was launched by ZP Chairman Mr. Venu on Thursday in Adavipalem village in Malikipuram mandal under which 20 women will be trained for two months in Vuppada ‘Jamdani' variety of handloom saris. Under the project, according to K.C. Rao, Assistant Director, Handlooms, Rs.3 lakh will be spent on training, giving away machinery, construction of sheds and Rs.1.20 lakh towards margin money. He said that Jakhad machine will costs Rs.60 thousand on which women will be trained.
ZP chairman said that handloom weavers have lost most of their livelihood during last year's rains and it is very difficult for women in their families to take the burden through weaving. He said that Vuppada, which is popular for handloom clothes are going to be inspiration for other centres and Handloom Development Corporation have came forward to give training to Malikipuram mandal weavers on the lines of Jaggampeta and Kesanakurru women. He said that ZP and Handloom Development Corporation will provide margin money of Rs.6,000 and also bank loans to the 20 women after the training.