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Naveen’s plea to Centre

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged Centre to sanction Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme covering 25,000 looms as mega cluster development project for its implementation in district of Baragarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur and Boudh.

In a letter to Union Minister for Commerce, Industries and Textiles Anand Sharma, Mr. Patnaik said Odisha is famous for its handloom weaving and little skill development initiative would help thousands of weavers earn their livelihood and take their traditional skill to international level.