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Seeking suggestions on ways to enhance the handloom sector of Assam

Assam has a rich tradition of weaving and handloom. It has been existing in the Assamese society since ancient times and occupies a position of pride. The Assamese women, ...

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Assam has a rich tradition of weaving and handloom. It has been existing in the Assamese society since ancient times and occupies a position of pride. The Assamese women, irrespective of caste, class, community or status, used to weave clothes and garments for the entire family. Even the ancient scriptures like the Kalika Puran has descriptions of uses of silk from cocoons and dyeing techniques. The handloom sector also holds multiple opportunities for commercial production. It is the largest sector in terms of economic activities and employment generation, next only to agriculture.
In times of increasing inclination towards mechanisation and standardisation, handloom provides a refreshing change through its mesmerising manual skills. It is one of the most vibrant aspects of our cultural heritage.
Thus, MyGov Assam seeks suggestions from citizens on ways to develop and create awareness on this age-old tradition of handloom.

Last date of submitting suggestions: October 31, 2018

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C J Prabhakar 1 month 2 weeks ago

It is indeed a rich resource of Weavers’ congregation that gives untapped resource pool to Assam. What is required is a strong brick by brick to wall networking of shg,CLA and federation establishment done in an impartial and transparent mode that is sustainable. ThThis solves major issues of raw material availability, procurement and distribution evenly at fair price. Marketing issues can be an added activity once the maturity of shg and cla sustains over couple of years. Government should doit

PRIYANKAR PRATIM DEKA 2 months 4 days ago

Enhancing direct market linkage is the need of the hour.The middle men who buy the handloom products from the rural women in cheap price results in low earning for the hardworking rural women.Also increasing the yarn bank numbers will result in low input cost for them.