Itanagar, Oct 18: As part of the handloom and handicraft camps organized across the country under ‘Hastkala Sahyog Shivir’, an initiative of Ministry of Textiles, the Orphan Trust Society, in collaboration with the National Development Corporation Ltd organized a camp at Daporijo on October 16.
Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf, who attended the camp, encouraged the participating weavers and artisans to make best use of the camp to upgrade their skills.
The Deputy Commissioner also distributed Yarn Passbook to 10 beneficiaries.
The officials of SBI briefed about the Mudra Scheme and other related financial schemes of handlooms which will help the weavers and artisans to run their own business.
The programme was attended by ADTH Daporijo, Panchayat members, and beneficiaries.
A similar day-long programme on Hastkala Sahyog Shivir was organized at Crafts Centre Aalo West Siang by the Directorate of Textile and Handicrafts, in association with Assistant Director Textile and Handicrafts, Aalo.
The programme was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan and DFO Abhinav Kumar.
The main objective of the Hastkala Sahyog Shivir is to provide various services to the weavers and artisans, like issuance of credit facilities through Mudra Scheme, assistance for technological upgrade under Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata, distribution of modern tool kits and equipments, issuance of Yarn Pass Book, etc to promote handloom and handicrafts throughout the country. (DIPROs)