Nahan: Deputy Commissioner Meera Mohanti today inaugurated the local unit of Himachal emporium on Mall road under the minimum sale guarantee (MSG) scheme of the HP state handicrafts and Handloom Corporation.
Even though the emporium was already functioning in the same premises but corporation have now tried to present the handloom products of the state in a new style. The corporation was come into the existence in 1974 with the objective to assist and promote the interests of the poor weavers and artisans of the state. Deputy Commissioner Meera Mohanti told that now the local unit of the emporium would be able to provide employment to local weavers of the district.
She said that around 200 local rugs manufacturers had shut their productions many years back. She also added that the administration would extend full cooperation to handloom manufacturers of the district which is an identity of the state. The Chairman of the Sirmaur rugs, unit of handloom products Dilshad Aansari said that now the local unit would provide the variety of handloom products of the state in which the priority would be given to local producers of handloom products.
He further added that Apace with changing trends and preferences the Corporation was playing a key role in evolving new designs through the designers appointed from NIFT with the financial assistance and support of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, New Delhi. On the occasion Handicraft organizer K.C. Sharma informed that 400 weavers of the district have been identified under Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, and New Delhi. He informed that weavers would be imparted latest techniques of handloom products. He said that the local unit was left in the inclusion of MSG list.