Dimapur, December 7: Exotic Echo Society-Dimapur has conducted the International Loin Loom Festival-2018 at Diezephe Village, Dimapur and during second day, Dr.V Sivakkumar, Dy. Director, WSC-Dimapur has participated for chairing the competition event for Warping, Weaving and Designing among weaves and he has explored the various Central Government Schemes for Handloom weavers.
Notably, the current schemes like Skill upgradation (Stipend Rs.210/day) , Technology Upgradation (90% subsidy), Construction of workshed (100% free for ST/BPL/Women weaver) and lighting units (75% subsidy), Raw materials supply under subsidized rate through NHDC, Registration of Handloom Products in Handloom Mark /India Handloom Brand / Geographical Indication, MUDRA Loan at concessional rate, Handloom weavers / their wards in NIOS/IGNOU and scholarship courses, Handloom weavers Comprehensive Welfare schemes were explicated nicely and he has requested to enroll the genuine Handloom weavers in those schemes.
The programme was ended by honoring the price winners and followed by vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)