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R&D centre for handlooms in Masula on the anvil

Union Minister for Textiles Kavuri Sambasiva Rao on Thursday said that setting up of Research and Development Centre for Kalamkari and Handloom products in Machilipatnam was under consideration of the ministry.

“The Ministry has proposed to spend Rs.35 crore on the research centre” he added. Addressing weavers belonging to Kappaladoddi and Pedana town, he made clear that Krishna district authorities had already accepted to allot the land necessary for the centre. Mr. Sambasiva Rao inaugurated one-month special training on ‘Jamdani saree design programme” in Kappaladoddi village and Handloom expo, being conducted by the Weavers’ Co-operative Societies in Krishna district in Pedana. He also inaugurated the Common Facilitation Centre for handloom weavers. Responding to the marketing woes of the handloom weavers, the Minister welcomed them to participate in any national or international handloom expos to meet huge demand for their products.

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