The weavers of Kothwada in the city cry for help from the State government on the lines their counterparts got in Pochampalli and Sircilla. They say the geographical indication (GI) tag was of little use unless their produce is bought and they get good remuneration for their labour. The government agency TSCO, which is the sole buyer, has asked the weavers to reduce the production as there was not much demand. The GI tag comes as the final hope for the traditional weavers to promote their products in India and abroad, he opined. The weavers of Pochampalli and Siricilla have received the government’s help but the Kothawada weavers are still waiting.
Source: The Hindu May 16, 2018 18:45 UTC