DIPHU, Sept 9: A seminar on dissemination of government schemes was organised by National Handloom Development Corporation Limited (A Govt of India undertaking) at the office of Handloom & Textiles department, Rongnihang here on Friday.
Attending the seminar, Executive Member (EM), Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Handloom & Textiles, Fisheries and Adult Education, Madhuram Lekthe said, “The Handloom Department under KAAC is trying to develop the handloom sector by supporting local weavers through providing financial assistance and material. Our Chief Executive Member, KAAC, Tuliram Ronghang always speaks about promoting traditional dresses. We are banning products coming from outside so that our traditional dresses can be promoted.”
Assistant director, Handloom & Textiles, Tapash Kumar Das said the purpose of organising the seminar is to inform the weavers about opening of Yarn Passbook so that weavers can purchase yarn at factory rate.
He said the weavers have to buy yarn at different rates in the market. The rate is always high and there is no quality. But through Yarn Passbook weavers can purchase yarns at factory rate through direct supply by National Handloom Development Corporation Limited.
If weavers buy yarns with a Yarn Passbook they get double benefits. There is a 15 percent fee for purchase of yarns through yarn passbook and the amount will be added in weavers’ accounts.
Earlier, an officer from National Handloom Development Corporation Limited, Debajit Baruah in the seminar explained about the dissemination of raw materials supply scheme of Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India.
EM Lekthe distributed yarn passbooks to weavers. Forms for yarn passbooks were also distributed to the weavers.
Joint secretary, Handloom & Textiles, Michael Timung was also present in the event.