The Hindu thehindu.com 06 Aug, 2022 14:15 am

Expo inaugurated ahead of National Handloom Day

Expo inaugurated ahead of National Handloom Day

Weavers from 42 Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies across south Tamil Nadu put up stalls displaying a variety of sarees including soft silk, art silk, cotton, kora cotton, tie-and-dye cotton, organic cotton, dhotis, shirts as well as bedspreads, bedsheets, towels etc.Madurai Collector viewing handloom saris at the expo being held in Dindigul on Saturday.The expo, also held as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' initiative to commemorate 75 years of Indian Independence, will be open between August 6 and 8, stated the release.Ten weavers received loans at a total cost of ₹10 lakh under Weavers MUDRA Scheme from the Collector, as part of the event.

Further, five weavers received yarn passbooks through National Handloom Development Corporation and old-age pension sanction orders were issued to five other weavers, said Mr Venkatesalu.Visakan inaugurated a handloom exhibition-cum-sale ahead of the 8th National Handloom Day at a private hall near the Revenue Divisional Office in Dindigul on Saturday.

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