Sarma asked the department to take immediate steps for enhancing easy and direct access to market by the weavers.
The move will empower local weavers as nearly 80,000 khadi shirts, stoles and shawls would be required for the first phase
KVIC also aims to connect the center with the tourists visiting Ziro tourist spot and thus providing an assured market to the local artisans
Bijuli Lahan, an entrepreneur from Darrang district said, “Government announces a lot in the name of supporting the weavers and entrepreneurs involved in the handloom sector. However, nothing happens in reality.”