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Feb 22, 2019
2:18PM

Smriti Irani launches Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming in Arunachal Pradesh under NERTPS

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Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani launched the Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming in Arunachal Pradesh under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme  (NERTPS) in Itanagar today. Initially, the Project will cover five districts of the state, that are: Papumpare, East Kameng, Siang, East Siang and West Siang.
 
While launching the centrally funded Scheme for Eri silk Farming, Union Textiles Minister said that about one thousand acres land will be covered for Eri Farming in the chosen districts of the state. Mrs Irani said Government has decided to provide financial assistance to 4000 (four thousand ) beneficiaries under NERTPS. Mrs Irani also assured that skill training will be imparted to eri silk farmers and weavers under the Samarth Scheme.

Union Minister of State for home affairs Kiren Rijiju said that the NERTPS is also a scheme for women empowerment and employment generation. He said the traditional weaving culture in the state provides vast opportunity for Textile sector in Arunachal Pradesh. Member of Parliament Ninong Ering and a large number of women farmers and weavers were also present on the occasion. Earlier, Mrs Irani met lion loom weavers at Rajbhawan in Itanagar.

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