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Sat, 23 Sep 2017

Northeast Today

Handloom Emporium Soon in Every Districts of Manipur

Handloom Emporium Soon in Every Districts of Manipur
May 15
15:26 2017

With an aim to develop the handloom and handicraft industry of Manipur, state Commerce and Industry minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh has promised to distribute 4000 solar power loom to the existing clusters of the state.

“For improving the condition of handloom and handicraft industry, we have to invite entrepreneurs from outside to invest in our handloom industry,” he stated, adding, “If the weavers can deliver with quality production, our industry will boom.”

He further added that in this regard a minimum of 10 National and Regional level Handloom and Handicrafts Expos will be organised inside and outside the state to create more marketing avenues.

“Efforts are being made in order to revive Loitang Khunou spinning mill with the new set of machines with the objective to provide good quality and subsidised yarn and for that the textile ministry are going to give 70 percent subsidy for the overall cost of Rs 33.5 crore,” he mentioned, adding, “Handloom emporium will be opening soon in every district. The employees of handloom and Textile offices must use traditional dresses on every Monday and Saturday in a week.”

He also declared that a textile mill is going to set up at Murei, dyeing and printing institute which will help in skill development of weavers in order to produce quality dyed yarn, “The government will soon introduce Handloom and Handicrafts Delivery schemes in which weavers and artisans required raw materials and yarn will deliver at their doorstep at one phone call.”

“Incentives and assistances will be given to the outstanding artisans under state award, modernisation of crafts as 100 percent technical equipment, ex-trainees of handicrafts and Handicrafts Cluster Development for establishment of crafts work-shed will be provided,” he pointed out, adding, “Power looms at Industrial Estate, Takyelpat will be running with solar power system in the next month.”

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