Singh made this announcement at the inauguration of Banarasi Vastra Udyog Sangh (BVUS) in Varanasi. He also announced that a special meeting will soon be held to determine initiatives to revive the Banarasi textiles sector.
He went on to state that the government’s power subsidy of INR60 per powerloom per month will now be extended to computer-aided embroidery machines as well.
Rajan Bahal, General Secretary of BVUS, suggested that the government provide subsidy on the raw materials used by Banarasi textile makers. Bahal also suggested help from the government in establishing a designing institute in Varanasi.