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  project name ~ SIPINIR Handloom Project

category ~ livelihood generation

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

SIPINIR Handloom Project

  NGO

 

NEN (North East Network)

  Category

 

livelihood generation

  District

 

Kamrup, Sonitpur and Morigaon

  State

 

Assam

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 224650

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Tulika Narayan

 

College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

Looms such as these are common in Assamese houses. Women typically weave the cloth for their families.

 

  Summary

 

 

The project proposes to initiate a village based handloom programme with 150 weavers in three districts of Kamrup, Sonitpur and Morigaon. 50% of these weavers are already involved with NENs livelihood crafts project which has enhanced their income. In addition to generating income this project will involve the following activities in the first year:

v Community meetings in new villages ;
v Capacity building of field coordinators and their assistants;
v Training in group management, production planning, costing and quality control,
v Inclusion of training on health care and rights to livelihood for food security.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Three weavers from each of the three districts visited SEWA, Gujarat (www.sewa.org) for exposure and training. The visit was deemed to be an ''eye opener'' by the weavers.

 

  Goals

 

 

The handloom project is expected to revitalise village groups, build capacities of women to proficiently manage their own yarn and weaving units and enhance economies of local communities. It will be a platform to mainstream the NE through exhibition of traditional products and also provide an outlet for young weavers to remove the feeling of hopelessness resulting from conflict. Women will be empowered to have better control of their lives and resources. Above all, it will enable weavers to establish themselves both on the personal and professional fronts and bring visible and positive changes in their communities.

 
 

  


 
 
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