Handlooms & Textiles
Telangana is one of the important States in the Handloom Industry and is famous for Pochampally Ikat, Gadwal, Narayanpet & Gollabama Sarees and Durries from Warangal. There are about 17,069 working handlooms. The estimated weavers and ancillary workers dependent on the industry is about 40,000. There are 336 Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies in the State consisting of 259 Cotton, 33 Silk and 44 Wool.
The Department of Handlooms and Textiles is concerned with Handlooms, Powerlooms in the Co-operative and decentralized sector and setting up of Apparel and Textile Parks in the Garment sector. Telangana is one of the important States in the Handloom Industry. There are about 40,533 Handloom weavers including ancillary workers. There are about 35,762 Powerlooms working in the State there are 615 Weavers Cooperative Societies in the State consisting of Cotton-259, Silk-33, and Wool-44. Besides this, there are 157- Powerlooms and Garments/Tailors-122 other societies. There is one Apex society i.e. TSCO for marketing the Handloom products. Several Centrally Sponsored Schemes as well as State Schemes are being implemented for the socio-economic development of Handloom and Powerloom Weavers in Telangana including schemes with matching share of Central and State Government
Department Website : http://handtex.telangana.gov.in
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