Sustainable development from the Land of Dawnlit Mountains

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ITANAGAR | AUG 10, 2020:

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is all set to open the first of its kind training-cum-production centre of Eri Silk, which is traditionally worn by local tribes in Arunachal Pradesh.

The KVIC centre is scheduled to be launched in the first week of September in Chullyu village.

A dilapidated school building was converted into the training-cum-production centre provided by the state government. However, the project was sanctioned during the visit of KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena in February in Chullyu.

Machinery like handlooms, charkha, silk reeling machines, and warping drums have already arrived and the installation of machines is in full swing. The first batch of 25 local artisans of Chullyu village has been selected to begin the training.

Saxena said that the training of artisans and supporting the production of Eri Silk, which is indigenous to the North-Eastern states, will create local employment and sustainable development in the region.