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NEHHDC Plans To Set Up Ashtlaxmi Haat & Experience Centre In Guwahati

Utkarsh Classes 02-01-2024
NEHHDC Plans To Set Up Ashtlaxmi Haat & Experience Centre In Guwahati State news 4 min read

North Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC) plans to set up Ashtalakshmi Haat and Experience Center in Guwahati.

Ashtalakshmi Haat and Experience Center in Guwahati:

  • NEHHDC is setting up Ashtalakshmi Haat and Experience Center in Guwahati at a project cost of Rs 7.6 crore.
  • This Haat will have 24 permanent stalls, providing market access to artisans from all North Eastern states.
  • It will also have an artisan residence to accommodate artisans from outside the states.

Establishment of ERI Silk Spinning Plant:

  • NEHHDC is setting up an ERI Silk Spinning Plant at Integrated Textile Park, Mushalpur, Baksa (Assam), at a project cost of Rs 14.92 crore.
  • It is envisaged to provide direct employment to 375 persons and indirect livelihood to about 25,003 families.
  • Once commissioned, the plant will have the capacity to produce 450 kg of ERI silk yarn per day.

Market development in the area at a cost of Rs 14.92 crore:

  • Market development through digitization, authentication and traceability is being carried out by NEHHDC with a project cost of Rs 14.92 crore. It also provides market development covering 10,000 weavers in 7 states of the North-Eastern Region (NER) (except Sikkim).
  • It is estimated that this step of NEHHDC will increase the income of weavers by 20-30 percent in the next 2-3 years.
  • As a part of the project implementation, over 10,000 active loom weavers from the North Eastern States have been identified and registered.
  • NEHHDC has approved the Jewellery and Handicrafts Incubation Center under the ASPIRE Scheme of the MSME Ministry. Its budget outlay will be Rs 1.9 crore.

About North Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation:  

  • NEHHDC connects artisans to potential markets and consumers and provides economic, cultural and social opportunities for artisans. It strives to develop and promote indigenous crafts of the region by adding cultural value to consumers.
  • NEHHDC offers a range of products from all eight North Eastern states. 
  • It procures handicrafts and handlooms from artisans and weavers across the region and retails them.
  • Additionally, it promotes products in various national and international markets through exhibitions and trade fairs.
  • The Corporation also organizes training programs and seminars for the skill and knowledge upgradation of artisans and weavers.

FAQ

Answer:- Guwahati

Answer:- Integrated Textile Park, Mushalpur, Baksa (Assam)

Answer:- ASPIRE Scheme of MSME Ministry
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