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SIVASAGAR, Nov 1: Ligiribari near Desangmukh in the district of Sivasagar has become the first model textile village in the State with over 300 self-employed women involved in textile weaving and 80 families allotted handlooms under the Chief Minister’s Rural Development Scheme. Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tassa declared so while addressing a function held on Monday and said that the objective should be to improve the quality of the products in order to make them world class so as to survive in the fiercely competitive intertiol and tiol markets. Under the scheme, the Chief Minister will grant Rs 1 lakh to every village in Assam, Tassa added. The district administration of Sivasagar, besides the Textile and Handloom Department, granted recognition to the village as a model village through the persistent efforts of Ram Krish Sarma, Assistant Director of the department.
Speaking at the function, Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner rayan Konwar said that every woman of the village would be able to earn at least Rs 1.5 lakh if they work hard on their looms. The Sivasagar district administration will always help the womenfolk in marketing their products through online portals, he assured. Konwar added that a model egg village would also be developed in Thowra and a model textile village would be developed at Jhanji soon in order to make the region self-sufficient in these products. Kushal Duwori, MLA of Thowra, while speaking during the meeting, said that Mising women’s expertise in weaving and textile was legendary and hence the weavers should try to improve their quality by using pure cotton threads. The MLA said he would try to set up a pure cotton seed bank in the district.
The meeting was also addressed by Abhijit Baruah, District Development Commissioner, Sivasagar, Bhaben Mohan, president of BJP, Sivasagar district committee.