The state government will procure handloom items directly from indigenous weavers via a web portal under the scheme.
CM Sarma tweeted, “Happy to launch 'Swanirbhar Naari' a scheme to empower our indigenous weavers. Govt will procure handloom items directly from them through an online portal.”
The scheme will help in preserving the heritage of handlooms and textiles in the state, he said.
The Assam CM said, “I am sure this scheme will help preserve our heritage of handlooms and textiles by ensuring assured income to our weavers.”
Meanwhile, further speaking on the occasion, CM Sarma lauded the love of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards the Assamese ‘gamosa’. He called for the handloom and textiles department to generate more awareness on it.
“PM Narendra Modi's love for Assamese gamosa has made it known far and wide. Taking advantage of the favourable ecosystem, I urge Handloom and Textile Dept to generate more awareness on gamosa. I also urge all concerned to procure handloom-made gamosa only,” he wrote on Twitter.