Good News for indigenous weavers of Assam . Assam government has launched a scheme to procure handloom items directly from the indigenous weavers without involving any middle men. We all know that handloom & textile sector of Assam has a rich history and it has been playing an important role in the state economy. Assam’s handloom & textiles sector reflects the state’s civilization and cultural heritage and the textiles of different ethnic groups have enriched this.
Under the scheme, the Government has decided to procure handloom items directly from the indigenous weavers without involving through a specially developed Swanirbhar Naari web portal. The scheme will be implemented with the help of ARTFED and AGMC under the administrative control of Director, Handloom Textiles, Assam. Altogether 31 hand woven items are covered in the scheme belonging to various communities residing in the state.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched “Swanirbhar Naari”, an initiative of the Handloom & Textiles Department, to empower the indigenous weavers of the state and to provide financial support to the weavers’ families. Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a distinguished identity to Assamese gamosa across the country, the Chief Minister said that this has immensely popularized gamosa in India today.