Guwahati: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B D Mishra and Managing Director of North Eastern Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC) Limited Rajiv Kumar Singh discussed incentivizing local weavers, promoting their loom products and its marketing during a meeting at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on January 18.
The Governor specifically emphasised the fact that the weavers should benefit from the projects and programmes developed for them in Arunachal Pradesh through North Eastern Council.
He advised the officials concerned to reach out to the weavers by providing necessary assistance as per their way of working and skill performance.
The Governor asked the NEHHDC Managing Director to promote the local weavers and motivate them through capacity building, identifying new avenues for sale of their local produce and regular supply of yarns.
The Governor’s wife, Neelam Misra, who has been championing for time-honoured loin loom weaving, called for revival of this vanishing traditional art. She said that traditional weaving has been an important factor for women empowerment since ages.
The NEHHDC managing director said that the corporation will go for a ‘rapid need assessment’ of the identified weavers at the earliest to identify the gaps and challenges being faced by the artisans and explore ways to assist them in terms of technology, tools, yarns, training and capacity building.
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