MAHBUBNAGAR: The implementation of GST has affected the handloom sector of Mahbubnagar district. According to Geotagging survey done by the authorities concerned, the four newly-created districts viz. Mahbubnagar, Jogulamba Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Nagar Kurnool have 4,000 weavers families.
Of this 3,300 have their own handloom machines. Around 15,000 seeking out their livelihood by weaving clothes. Gadwal saree made by them is world famous.
The families are now forced to shell out more money due to GST. Rajoli weavers association president Dothre Narayana demanded Centre to immediately withdraw the tax from the handloom raw material and also which is manufacturing from our products.