Implementing Agency

Andhra Pradesh State Handloom Weavers Co-Operative Society Ltd.
Andhra Pradesh

About Cluster :

“Gadapa” Popularly known as Kadapa is a renowned Place for Temples, Foreteller, Poets, Forts, and Arts –Artists –Artisans. It is “Gadapa” ledoor step (or) First Step to Tirumala hills to have darshan of Lord Venkatesswara. Madhavaram is one among the Well –Known Villaged in Kadapa District. Madhavaram was actually situated on the banks of Penna River, which also surrounded by hillocks. Madhavaram and other villages surrounded by it were actually situated in the remote area to which there was no proper road link, Rail link, communication, but consequent on the construction of Somasila reservoir on the banks of Penna River at Somasila the Madhavaram and other villagers surrounded by it in undated in the back waters of the reservoir which forced the weavers to flee the villages and settled at new places. As a rehabilitation on and settlement package the Government of Andhra Pradesh has provided new House sites and other facilities on the National High way – 18 in between Bakhrapeta and Ontimitta, just 20 Km from Kadapa Town. All weaver families who were living in Erstwhile Madhavaram Villages were settled at Madhavaram, Upparapalli, Kondamachu pally, Kotha Madhavaram ect,

The Madhavaram Cluster is having 2500 Weaver households who are solely dependent on handloom industry for their socio - economic up-liftment. Besides handloom weavers numbering 2500 working on looms other population numbering 5000 are extending supportive works in firm of suppliers of dyes, cotton yarn, silk yarn, zari, accessories, warping, street sizing etc