Telangana

Orders placed for Bathukamma sarees

Handlooms and Textiles Commissioner Shailaja Ramayyar at a meeting on placing of order for Bathukamma sarees on the powerlooms in Sircilla on Saturday.

Handlooms and Textiles Commissioner Shailaja Ramayyar at a meeting on placing of order for Bathukamma sarees on the powerlooms in Sircilla on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Byarrangement

Powerlooms get orders worth ₹300 crore

The State government placed orders for weaving of 94 lakh Bathukamma sarees worth ₹ 300 crore on the powerlooms of Sircilla.

Taking into consideration the past experiences over the delay in weaving of the sarees, the government placed the orders well in advance in the month of February itself. Accordingly, Handlooms and Textiles Commissioner Shailaja Ramayyar conducted a meeting with the representatives of mutually aided cooperative societies and small scale industries in Sircilla town on Saturday and asked the weavers to complete production by August 15.Stating that the government had placed orders to weave 94 lakh Bathukamma sarees for the ensuing festival this year by roping in the services of 121 MACS and 84 SSI units to weave a total of 6.3 crore meters sarees, she said that they had placed well in advance to avoid last minute rush.

With the order in hand there is full work for the powerloom weavers of Sircilla as more than 22,000 powerlooms would be engaged for weaving Bathukamma sarees.

A total of 50 varieties of sarees would be woven by the weavers with zari border and special designs in pallu. She informed the weavers to accord top priority for weaving quality sarees as the orders were three months in advance when compared to last year. AD (Handlooms and Textiles) Ashok Rao and others were present.

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