Rural mart inaugurated

NAMPHAI-I, Jan 17: The NABARD’s Itanagar regional office General Manager Gyanandra Mani inaugurated a rural mart here in Changlang district on 17 January.
The rural mart has been sanctioned to local SHG Shanti. It is promoted by the RK Mossang Memorial Society (RKMMS), with NABARD sponsorship, to assist rural weavers and artisans in selling their products by providing them with a readymade platform.
The rural mart will provide a market link for handloom and handicrafts produced and manufactured by women SHGs, besides generating income and employment at the grassroots level.
“The main objective of the rural mart scheme is economic empowerment of women in the village level, so that they can support their families,” Mani said, and assured to provide technical support to the SHGs.
He also commended the work done by the RKMMS in promoting SHGs by setting up rural marts in the district.
The GM later interacted with members of SHGs and farmers’ clubs.
Mani was accompanied by DDM Kamal Roy, NERCORMP PD Sukhajit Singh, Miao Textile Officer HP Kurmi, and RKMSS secretary Arup Kumar Choudhury.