Bhopal : The state government has decided to connect the designing students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) with the Mrignayani Emporium. Royalty will be given to the students if the designs developed by them are liked by the consumers.
Recently, new sale centers of Mriganayani have been opened in Hoshangabad and Betul to popularize the products of the weavers and craftsmen of the state. New show rooms have been opened in Hyderabad and Ekta malls in Kevadia (Gujarat) and Raipur outside the state. MoUs have been signed with other states to provide a wide market for handicrafts and handlooms in the state. New activities have been started in Gauhar Mahal Bhopal, Urban Haat Indore and Shilp Bazar Gwalior to provide employment and instant market facility to handicraftsmen and weavers.
Design development training to weavers
Under the National Handloom Development Scheme and state government’s Integrated Cluster Development Scheme, 280 weavers of the state have been trained in design development. The training was imparted by the Development Commissioner, Handloom’s empanelled Designers and Master Weavers. Apart from this, basic and advanced training was provided to 276 weavers in Indore, Maheshwar and Chanderi.
e-Resham portal started for private sector
The state government has started an e-resham portal from April 2019 to make the process of selection, registration and payment of private sector mulberry beneficiaries transparent. In this, online arrangements have been made to provide assistance to selected beneficiaries for plantation, vermiculture, building construction and irrigation equipment. Arrangements have also been made to generate payment orders on the portal.
Support price of Silk Cocoon
The support price of silk cocoons (Mulberry and Tussar) to be purchased from farmers in the state has been fixed. Automatic reeling machines are being installed soon in Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Indore and Betul districts.
Products appreciated in London
The art skills of the Chanderi, Maheshwar and Bagh weavers and craftsmen of the state are reaching abroad. Products of the weavers and craftsmen of the state were sent to the Friends of MP Conclave held recently in London. These products not only gained international recognition in the Conclave but were also highly appreciated.
Rs 44crore 52 lakh margin money on loan for employment
A margin money of Rs 44 crore 52 lakh 24 thousand was given to 5249 weavers and artisans in a year under the Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana and Chief Minister’s Economic Welfare Scheme. Of this, under the Mukhya Mantri Swarojzgar Yojana, a margin money of Rs 42 crore 23 lakh 77 thousand was given to 3693 farmers and in the Chief Minister’s Economic Welfare Scheme, 1556 beneficiaries were provided with Rs 2 crore 28 lakh 52 thousand as margin money after their loans were approved by the banks.