By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 28: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani today iugurated an apparel and garment making centre at West Boragain, Guwahati.
Speaking on the occasion, Irani made mentioned of Vrindavani Bastra that had been weaved during the days of Srimanta Sankardeva. She spoke of adequate potentials of handloom and textiles industries in Assam. She said that her department would extend all help to Dispur if it took measures for the development of handloom and textiles and generation of employment avenues. She said that the App E-Dhaga is now available in Assamese, and through this App cotton and jute yarn can be bought by weavers.
State Handloom and Textile Minister Ranjit Dutta was also present at the meeting. He said that the State Government took measures for the development of handloom and textiles in the State. "The State Government is going to sell the products through the ARTFED," he said, and added: "The tiol Institute of Fashion Technology will be set up at West Boragaon in a 60-bigha plot of land."
MP Bijoya Chakraborty, Handloom and Textiles Commissioner-Secretary Mukti Gogoi, Director Pradip Talukdar and others were present.