Syed Munavar Sabri
State government would take all the necessary measures to provide steady market and price for weavers’ products,Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in his address at a meeting to discuss various problems being faced by the weavers.
Responding to the charter of demands of the weavers,Bommai said,various government departments would be asked to procure their need for dress materials and sarees from the weavers in accordance with the capacity of the weavers.
Specific quantum would be fixed for this. Marketing facilities on digital platforms too would be provided for handloom products through Handloom Development Corporation.
Other decisions taken at the meeting
*A positive response soon on subsidy for professional weavers on the lines of Tribal Sub Plan.
*The Chief Minister also said that the state government is mulling to impose a small cess on business units to provide various welfare schemes for weavers on the lines of Construction Workers Welfare Board.
*Bommai instructed the Revenue department officials to take action on converting unauthorised habitations into Revenue villages or colonies.
*The Chief Minister instructed the Pollution Control Board officials to take action to avoid harassment of weavers.
*The Chief Minister agreed to the demand of providing scholarship for students from weavers families , medical facilities for weavers and payment of a solatium of Rs.5 lakh for families of those weaver who committed suicide during the Covid lockdown.
Ministers,as,Govind Karjol,Shivaram Hebbar, Shankar Patil Munenakoppa and senior officials apart from the leaders of weavers community participated in the meeting.