Government-funded Weavers Service Centre opens in Nagaland
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.