Wokha Handicraft artisans provided training and project awareness | MorungExpress
Wokha, July 10 (MExN): A two-day seminar and workshop for craftsmen under the leadership of Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY) was held at the City Hall of Wokha Town on July 7-8. The event was sponsored by the Office of Commissioner for Development (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and implemented by NEPED.
According to a press release on Sunday, Wokha Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Ranjan, while appreciating the NEPED team for hosting the seminar, noted that efforts should not stop with the seminar and should include follow-up programs to identify gaps and problems encountered by artisans.
He stressed the need to have a greater variety of items to display in the markets and also to accumulate ideas and designs from the different existing aspects of craftsmanship without losing the traditional identity. He also urged the NEPED team and the office of the Ministry of Textile, Government of India to focus and support research on design, technology, supportive credit and financial aid as the state is lacking in these areas and is unable to export the goods to their full potential. .
T Rollee Vareichim, Sr Asst, Director (H) HSC, Kohima gave a brief overview of the various programs of DC (Handicraft) as well as the early access benefits of the Artisan Card while W Nahphoa, Branch Manager Bank of Baroda , Wokha Branch talked about the MUDRA loan which subsidizes the benefits that an artisan can possibly enjoy as well as the documents required to apply for the loan.
According to the release, Rajib Chandra Roy, Handicrafts Promotion Officer, HSC Kohima, spoke about the GeMPortal for Handicrafts Artisans and T Chanbemo Kikon, State Commercial Tax Officer, Wokha, gave an overview. the importance of the GST and tax benefits in crafts for artisans. He also briefed artisans on how to register, required documentation and registration criteria.
Meanwhile, Marilyn Z Yanthan, State Laureate for Jute Handicrafts and Master Trainer at Nagaland Women’s Vocational Institute, emphasized the importance of design. She also gave a brief overview of the Nagaland Women’s Vocational Training Institute which offers free training in different crafts such as cane and bamboo, embroidery, cutting and sewing, jewelry and stuffed animals.
Around 200 participants registered for the seminar chaired by NEPED member Er Renbenthung Humtsoe. The vote of thanks was delivered by NEPED member David V Yepthomi, the statement said.