MLAs too are asked to follow the same as part of an attempt to promote the labour-intensive sector
Government employees will be encouraged to wear handloom clothes on Wednesdays as part of efforts to promote the labour-intensive handlooom sector, Industries Minister P. Rajeeve has said.
Replying to questions in the Assembly on Monday, the Minister urged MLAs also to switch to handloom/khadi clothes on Wednesdays to boost the sector.
Earlier Governments had issued orders asking employees to wear handloom/khadi clothes on Saturdays, which was then switched to Wednesdays. But the initiative did not catch on as hoped.
It would be ensured that a percentage of the textiles purchased by Government departments/agencies were handloom, Mr. Rajeeve said.
Speaker M.B. Rajesh said the Assembly would ensure that handloom products form a part of its purchases.