Gov­ern­ment-funded Weavers Ser­vice Cen­tre opens in Na­ga­land

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A Weavers Ser­vice Cen­tre (WSC), es­tab­lished by the De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sioner of Hand­looms, Min­istry of Tex­tiles, was re­cently launched at the en­trepreneur­ship-friendly re­gion Luy­ong (Tuli) in Na­ga­land.

The cen­tre was in­au­gu­rated by the Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for In­dus­tries and Com­merce, NIDC, Amenba Yaden, to cater pri­mar­ily to hand­loom weavers. Also present on the oc­ca­sion, K. Hok­ishe As­sumi, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Na­ga­land Hand­loom & Hand­i­craft De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion and Ad­di­tional Direc­tor of In­dus­tries and Com­merce, Na­ga­land, re­port­edly claimed that the Cen­tre for Naga so­ci­ety is the first of such cen­tres ap­proved and funded by the Cen­tral Gov­ern­ment for the state. A Com­mon Fa­cil­ity Cen­tre (CFC) will also be added to it (WSC) in the fu­ture.

The WSC has been set up with an aim to pro­mote eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in the re­gion and pro­vide av­enues to the youth for self­em­ploy­ment. It would fo­cus on im­part­ing train­ing to the lo­cal ar­ti­sans mainly on three dis­ci­plines: weav­ing, de­sign­ing and dye­ing.

The passed out trainees would be pro­vided with equip­ment worth Rs. 27,000 at a sub­si­dized price of Rs. 1,300 per unit.

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