Hyderabad, Aug.7 (Hydnow): The State government on Sunday launched the ‘Nethanna Ku Bima’ Scheme, which extends insurance coverage to handloom and power loom weavers in Telangana.
Minister for Handlooms KT Rama Rao virtually launched the scheme on National Handloom Day here on Sunday. On the occasion, KTR appealed to the union government to withdraw GST on handlooms as it was casting an adverse impact on the weavers and the entire sector.
Alleging that the Centre was the first government to levy GST on handlooms after 75 years of Independence, the Minister said the union government should withdraw its decision in the best interest of weavers across the country and announce incentives to encourage the weaver community.
The Telangana government has introduced the Nethanna Ku Bima on par with Rythu Bima in a bid to instill confidence among the weavers. The insurance coverage scheme, which was being implemented in association with LIC, would benefit 80,000 handloom and power loom weavers in the State, the Minister said.
In case of natural or accidental death of a weaver, Rs. 5 lakh would be deposited into the nominees’ account within 10 days, KTR said. (Hydnow)
Senior Congress leader Aryadan Mohammed (87) passed away at Kozhikode after a brief illness. Aryadan was considered the ‘Chanakya’ of Kerala’s Congress politics. He was a minister in the A.K. Antony cabinet and in the Oommen Chandy government and also in the CPI-M-led left the government of E.K. Nayanar.
Gold rates today in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kerala, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai have been slashed.
Bathukamma will be celebrated on a grand scale at People’s Plaza, PV Narasimha Rao Marg, on September 30 and MLC K Kavitha was invited for it by Mayor G Vijaya Laxmi and Deputy Mayor Mothe Srilatha Shoban Reddy.
BJP leader Vivek Venkatswami today termed the upcoming by-election in Munugodu Assembly constituency as per-finals for their party.
Panchayati Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao today said all arrangements were made for the Bathukammal festival on a grand scale.