Andhra Pradesh

Jagan promises to end weavers’ plight

YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing a public meeting at Vadamalapeta in on Tuesday.

YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing a public meeting at Vadamalapeta in on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: ByArrangement

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‘Will do everything to boost their living standards on coming to power’

YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday promised to initiate immediate steps for the welfare of the weavers in the State if his party was voted to power in the next elections.

Addressing a public meeting at Vadamalapeta in the Nagari constituency, where weavers population was predominant, Mr. Jagan said: “The powerloom and handloom workers are like two eyes to the constituency.”

The weavers were bogged down with a plethora of problems following escalation of the prices of raw material and lack of remunerative prices for their products, he said.

Apart from providing subsidies, the YSRCP would do everything to boost their living standards, Mr. Jagan said.

During former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s tenure, ₹4,900 crores had been spent on the Galeru-Nagari project, the Opposition leader said, and added that the TDP government did nothing to complete it.

“YSR had taken steps to reopen the two cooperative sugar factories in the district by sanctioning ₹57 crore.

But the Naidu government had closed them again. In the absence of cooperative sector units, the private sector is looting the farmers,” he said.

Nagari MLA R.K. Roja, Chittoor parliamentary constituency in charge Jangalapalle Srinivasulu and senior party leaders were present.

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