LAKHIMPUR: The Government of Assam, under the Handloom and Textile Department launched 'Swanirbhar Nari Scheme' for the women weavers to empower them and make them self-dependent. Through the scheme the weavers community can enrol themselves by registering through the online portal swanirbharnaari.gov.in and avail all benefits under the scheme. As per the benefits of the scheme, the women weavers can sell their handloom products directly through the online portal without taking any support from the brokers. The weavers will get a good price of their products through digital payment process. The weavers would learn about the standard length and breadth of their products and also the market demand.
In order to bring more awareness about the Swanirbhar Nari Scheme among the women weavers of Sissiborgaon and Jonai (MSTD) blocks, Bal Raksha Bharat-Save the Children, an International NGO, which has been working in Dhemaji district for two decades on various issues like humanitarian response, livelihood, disaster management etc has started an awareness generation programme in all the Smartpur project villages under the Nokia project which is working basically on education, livelihood, governance and financial Inclusion.
The project team organized an awareness meeting at Dijmur Hindu, Lamaborgorah village under Sissiborgaon Block on Friday and Telam, Lakhipur under Jonai (MSTD) Block on Saturday. In these awareness programme more than 400 women weavers participated. Kishore Sangmai, Inspector from Handloom and Textile Department, Jonai office was present at Telam area and elaborately explained about the benefits of the scheme and the registration process through the online portal. He said that to empower the women of the State and make them self-dependent, the Assam government had launched the scheme. Journalist Tulon Sonowal, who is also the secretary of Ganatantrik Nagarik Surakcha Mancha (GNSM) too, was present in the program as speaker. And as a organizer of the programme, Community Mobilisers Dharma Raj Karki, Labanya Deori, Dilip Mili, Computer and Academic Instructor Lila Doley of Bal Raksha Bharat-Save the Children were present in the awareness programme.
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