Ministers Kollu Ravindra and Devineni Umamaheswara Rao inaugurated National Handlooms Expo at Krishna District Rice and Oil Millers’ Association Hall in Gandhinagar in Vijayawada. The expo will run till January 11. Weavers from different parts of the country are displaying their products at the expo.
BC Welfare and Handlooms Minister Kollu Ravindra said "To protect interests of the weavers the state government runs many handloom exhibitions to promote the handloom textiles. The Cabinet has given its nod to waive loans of weavers amounting to Rs.110 crore. The decision would benefit as many as 25,000 people from the community."