TAMIL NADU

Handloom weavers’ plea to Collector

Members of Tirupur District Handloom Weavers' Union at the Collectorate in Tirupur on Monday seeking free distribution of ‘motorised spool’ to entire weavers by the government.- Photo: R. Vimal Kumar

Members of Tirupur District Handloom Weavers' Union at the Collectorate in Tirupur on Monday seeking free distribution of ‘motorised spool’ to entire weavers by the government.- Photo: R. Vimal Kumar  

Members of Tirupur District Handloom Weavers Union met Collector G. Govindaraj on Monday with a request to cover the entire weavers under the proposed free distribution of motorised ‘pirn’ and steps for streamlining the distribution of weavers credit card.

Plan

Union president N. Kanakaraj said according to the present plan of the government, the motorised ‘pirn’ would be given to only 25,000 weavers, who were the part of the cooperative societies.

Demand

“Our demand is that the gadget should be given to the entire three lakh weavers in the State. The introduction of motorized pirn in lieu of the present hand operated pirn for wounding weft yarn will help the weavers increase the productivity and quality of the fabric,” he added.

Credit card

The members complained to the Collector that there were hiccups in the distribution of application forms for obtaining the weavers’ credit card.

Objective

“Unless the card disbursal is speeded up and the coverage attains 100 per cent, how can the objective of the introduction of scheme for improving the institutional credit delivery mechanism in the handloom sector be achieved?,” they asked.

They further pointed out that some of the weavers who managed to get the cards faced problems in getting credit from certain banks in a speedy manner.

The Collector promised to look into the matter.

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