THE Telangana Government has started the door-to-door distribution of over one crore sarees to women as a gift for the ‘Bathukamma’ festival. The distribution of the sarees began across Telangana on Friday as Ministers and other public representatives formally launched the activity in the districts. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities are undertaking a door-to-door distribution of sarees to women aged above 18 years and having white ration cards.
The State Government has spent Rs 317.81 crore on the sarees produced in 287 different designs. The sarees would be delivered at the doorstep of the beneficiaries by IPK and Anganwadi workers by duly following the COVID-19 safety guidelines. “Sarees; a beautiful gift to the one crore women in Telangana and a wonderful boon to the 20,000 plus distressed power loom weavers.
287 plus designs this year,” tweeted Industry Minister K T Rama Rao. This is for the fourth year in a row that the Government is distributing sarees on the occasion of Bathukamma, a floral festival celebrated around Dussehra.