LUCKNOW: The state government is working on a scheme to provide power subsidy to over 2.5 lakh powerloom weavers in the state.
In a review meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, the CM said that this move would not only help to empower the weavers but also bring down cases of power theft.
Power Corporation should make arrangements to provide subsidies to the weavers. This will even prevent power theft,” the CM said while reviewing a presentation on the MSME Weaver Scheme. He said that in the prominent centres related to weaving, like Ambedkar Nagar, Varanasi, Mau, Gorakhpur, Meerut etc, officials should establish communication with leading weavers and businesspersons to ask for their suggestions related to the scheme. “The scheme of electricity consumption for weavers should be taken forward in the direction of solar power by linking it with net billing. Currently, we are giving subsidies of up to Rs 30,000 per consumer for installing solar panels. Weavers must be encouraged to take advantage of this scheme,” the CM said.
The CM also directed officials to encourage weavers to upgrade their products and designs.

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