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Apow­er­loom unit, with 11 looms, was in­au­gu­rated by Ma­nipur Tex­tile, Com­merce and In­dus­tries Min­is­ter Thongam Biswa­jit in Im­phal’s In­dus­trial Es­tate, Takyel­pat re­cently.

The set­ting up of the powerloom unit in the In­dian state will boost pro­duc­tion and sub­se­quently in­crease the in­come of the weavers in the re­gion who con­sti­tute the high­est num­ber in the coun­try.

The im­proved pro­duc­tion in the sec­tor will aug­ment in­come for ar­ti­sans and cre­ate more em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the lo­cals in the state.

The Min­is­ter said that ap­parel and gar­ment cen­tres will be set up in other in­dus­trial es­tates as well as in all the dis­tricts of the state. He also called for the pro­mo­tion of weavers in

the state while ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing at the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the powerloom unit. How­ever, Biswa­jit ex­pressed con­cerns over the sur­vival of tra­di­tional hand­loom as powerloom sec­tor has started su­per­sed­ing it.

Biswa­jit sug­gested that cer­tain items must be re­served for pro­duc­tion through tra­di­tional hand­loom in or­der to pro­tect the tra­di­tional hand­loom weavers. “The State Govern­ment would come up with a list of such items by next month, to be ex­clu­sively pro­duced by the hand­loom weavers only,” he averred.

The move is ex­pected to pro­tect the hand­loom weavers and de­velop the hand­loom and tex­tiles busi­ness so that they can con­trib­ute sig­nif­i­cantly to the growth of the econ­omy of Ma­nipur.

Thongam Biswa­jit, Tex­tile, Com­merce and In­dus­tries Min­is­ter, Ma­nipur in­au­gu­rated the powerloom unit

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