Minister K Taraka Rama Rao said that the TRS government had decided to distribute saris to women in Telangana state for Bathukamma as a mark of self-respect. KTR said that several political leaders are not aware of the difference between saris made by powerloom and handloom. Congress leader and former Minister DK Aruna said that women know the difference between sari made by powerloom and handloom. She stated that a sari made by handloom will cost the minimum of Rs 500 and it will take at least two days to make a sari. She asked KTR as to how many saris were made by handloom workers.