Bathukamma Sarees: The Government of Telangana to distribute sarees free for 1 Crore women across Telangana State on Bathukamma festival.
Xhief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who believes in nothing short of big announcements and mission projects says every poor woman above the age of 18 years will be eligible or it.
The largesse from the Government will achieve multiple goals. First, it will put more spotlight on the upcoming State festival of Bathukamma. Second, it will give a much needed fillip to the ailing handloom weavers of the country’s youngest State.
Third, it will generate the necessary goodwill to the ruling Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) Government and finally, it could accelerate the many welfare schemes that are under way.
The CM said the sarees should be distributed through the ration shops under the public distribution system on September 18,19 and 20 2017. He urged all the MPs, Ministers, legislators and public representative to make the saree distribution programme a big success The Government machinery in districts led by the Collectors should monitor and supervise the programme. The CM asked K T Rama Rao, minister for IT and Municipal Administration, to write a letter to all the people’s representatives.
The number arrived at to recieve the State gift is 1,04,57,610. The sarees have been ordered for purchase from the handloom and power sectors to support the weavers and workers.
A significant number of the total sarees are being sourced from the weavers of Sircilla in Karimnagar, which incidentally happens to be the constituency represented by KT Rama Rao, son of KCR.