New Delhi: Ali Husain Ansari, a weaver of embroidered Mughal textiles and owner of Abdul Ghani Silk in Varanasi town of northern India, says he has not benefited from the government’s financial package for weavers announced in December 2011.

“All the money sanctioned by the government has gone to cooperative societies. The poor weaver still makes less than Rs.200 ($4) a day and does not have enough assets for loan guarantee,” Ali told IANS at an event here.