GUWAHATI: On Friday, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the formal acquisition of hand-woven items under the Directorate of Handloom and Textile's 'Swanirbhar naari' scheme.
The scheme aims at empowering the local and indigenous weavers of Assam. Approximately 4.8 lakh female weavers from all corners of the state have registered their names on the official portal of Swanirbharnaari. The registered weavers will trade their products in 100 procurement centres being set up for the same.
CM Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the event as a chief guest that took place in the office of Directorate of Handloom & Textile at Ambari in Guwahati.
The CM emphasised on the fact that the local weavers have suffered a lot as the markets have made the produces available in a cheaper price. This particular step is uplift the handloom sector of the state and gain an advantage over the powerloom industry.
The CM further mentioned that Swanirbharnaari would offer some sort of economic security to the weavers as it ensures return on their investments in time and resources.
He expressed his gratitude towards PM Narendra Modi for popularising the Assamese hand woven Gamosa by using it in several official ceremonies in India as well outside the country. Moreover, the state government will make sure through campaigns that the items registered for the handloom sector are not manufactured or produced by the power loom industry.
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