With an aim to promote the economy of the artisans and weavers from Meghalaya through their different products, the Meghalaya government through the Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited has opened a sales emporium in Kolkata.
The inaugural function was held in the auditorium of the commercial complex of Meghalaya House located at Russel Street, Kolkata.
It may be noted that this emporium was set up by the State government to showcase different products and for marketing the products of artisans and weavers through handloom and handicraft.
Commerce and Industries Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar graced the inaugural function as the chief guest while the MLA of Jirang constituency and chairman of Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation Limited, Sosthenes Sohtun was the guest of honour.
Addressing the function, Dhar said that this sales emporium was set up by the government in Kolkata to extend support and uplift the economy of artisans and weavers of the State and whatever products being produced by them will be sent to the emporium for showcasing and market purposes.
He also said that handloom and handicraft play very important roles in the local people’s economy.
“It is one of the largest economic activities providing direct employment, hence, the government has set up this sales emporium to boost the economy of the artisans and weavers of the state for marketing,” Dhar added.
Others who were present in the inaugural function include the Deputy Director (M), Directorate of Commerce and Industries, M L Wanshong, Trade Advisor and Director Movement, Kolkata, K L Nongbri, and Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation Limited Managing Director H Marbaniang.