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Baseline Survey to promote local artisans launched at Phayeng Village today

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Imphal, July 16: With a view to identify and promote the local handicraft artisans, a Baseline Survey and Mobilisation for Formation of SHGs was launched at Phayeng Village in Imphal West. Organized by the Federation for Artisans Creative Touch (FACT), Thoubal, the baseline Survey and Mobilisation for Formation of SHGs was launched under AHVY Scheme of Ministry of Textiles, govt of India. The launching function was attended by Oinam Indira, Member AIHB, Ministry of Textiles who is also State Executive Member of BJP Manipur as Chief Guest, Angom Tamu Leima, Team Leader FACT Thoubal as President, M.Sanjeevkumar Singh, Asst. Director, M & SEC Imphal, O/oDC(H), Ministry of Textiles GOI, W. Birenjit Singh, Superintendent (Handicrafts) Dept. Of Commerce & Industries Govt. of Manipur as Guest of honours, A.Sobita Devi,Field Officer FACT Thoubal, N.Toyai Chakpa, Khulakpa Phayeng Chakpa Village as Special Guests, S. Sorojini Devi and Mrs. Inaocha Devi, Project Manager WIGS Thoubal as Technical Experts. The baseline survey is conducted as a part of the initiative to form 500 self help groups comprising 17 members each for the villages of Phayeng in Imphal west, Lishamlok in Thoubal district and Sandang Senba Maring Village in Imphal East. A Baseline Survey and Mobilisation for Formation of SHGs was launched at Sandang Senba Maring Village on 9th July 2016. Selected SHG members will be provided skill development Training and Modern designing training to improve their skills in their respective crafts. BJP member Oinam Indira said that Manipur is popular for its handicraft items designed by the local artisans. However, the state government fails to take up initiative to promote the local artisans. “If BJP comes to power in 2017 general election, the party will make the state a corruption free state and focus on promoting the talented local artisans. She said that funds provided by the centre to promote handicraft sector in the state do not reach to the hands of intended artisans. More than 3 lakh artisans in the state are living in a pathetic condition with no encouragement from the state government. She motivated the artisans to build up work culture.

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