KARIMNAGAR: Even as the government is preparing to celebrate National Handloom Day on Monday, weavers and Handloom Cooperative Societies are a worried lot as bundles of finished goods are lying in godowns waiting for orders. Due to lack of marketing support from state government, the sector is suffering and large quantities of clothes have been piled up.
In the erstwhile Karimnagar district, about 36 Handloom Cooperative Societies were there and among them 20 are active now. The others have fallen sick due to lack of support from government. According to Kothapalli Hanloom weavers Cooperative Society president Kamatam Rajesham, `60 lakh worth of clothes were lying in their society godown as they do not have market.
In the undivided state, orders used to come from Seemandhra, but now, order from there stopped putting societies in difficulty. “The government is ordering new dresses without lifting the old stock,” a weaver society head said. According to sources, at least `30 to `40 lakh worth clothes have been piled up at each society godown.
Rallies for weavers today District Handlooms and Textile department officials made arrangements to celebrate National Handloom Day schedule on Monday. Rallies and felicitation for weavers would be conducted. Essay writing completions will be held for handloom industry’s students.