Day long stakeholders meeting organised by NEHHDC

Day long stakeholders meeting organised by NEHHDC

Shillong, March 12: A Day long stakeholders meeting organised by NEHHDC at the conference Hall of Shillong Club. Where open discussion on the scope of collaboration and networking through which the Co-rporation can initiate convergence with the Government department of Meghalaya in near future for the upliftment of the handloom and handicraft sector of this region was discussed.
Incorporated in 1977, North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (NEHHDC), as the name suggests is an organisation that attempts to develop and promote the indigenous crafts of the region by connecting craftsmen to prospective markets and consumers and generating economic, cultural and social opportunities for creators while adding cultural value for consumers. The corporation is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India.
It offers a range of products from all the eight North Eastern states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The organisation procures handicrafts and handlooms from artisans and weavers across the region and retails the same through its chain of “Purbashree” Emporia located at Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and a Sales Promotion Office at Chennai. Moreover it promotes the products at various national and international markets through exhibitions and trade fairs. The Corporation also conducts training programmes and seminars for skill and knowledge upgradation of the artisans and weavers.
Speaking on the occasion Manager (entrepreneur & livelihood) NEHHDC Smt. Tribeni Saikia said that the vision of the department is to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in the handicraft & handloom sector of the region so that the artisan communities of the North Eastern States enjoy growth parity with the rest of the country.
The objective is to make handicraft & handloom sector self-sustainable for inclusive growth. Empowerment of the artisans through upskilling, reskilling & technological upgradation. Also to focus and flexible and holistic approach to meet the challenges of the domestic and global market.
The meeting was attend by all allied government department from Meghalaya.


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