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Aug 26, 2019

Smriti Irani lays foundation stone of Integrated Textiles Tourism Complex in Meghalaya

In Meghalaya, the Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani today laid the foundation stone of the Integrated Textiles Tourism Complex at Nongpoh, Ri Bhoi district in the presence of Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.

The Union Minister during her address said that the Central Government is committed to supplement the endeavours of the State Government for development in the sector of textiles; women and child development. 

She said the complex and the activities therein have been funded by the Government of India so that the art of Meghalaya prospers. The Union Minister informed that it has been the direction of the Prime Minister to skill the people of Meghalaya, specially for a state like Meghalaya which celebrates the aptitude of 54000 artisans in the beautiful state, to ensure that those who currently undertake crafts in wood, bamboo, stone carving, embroidering, pottery, dry flower and jewellery get benefitted and aided from the Government of India.

She also announced that under the ‘Samarth’ scheme which erstwhile plans to skill 7,200 youth in apparel and garments, textiles and handloom sectors has now been extended, after the request of the Chief Minister, and now Meghalaya has the historic opportunity to skill 30,000 citizens.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister appreciated the efforts put in by the Government of India and the commitment of the Union Minister to work for the welfare of the people of Meghalaya.

The Union Minister before laying the foundation stone earlier also interacted with the children and Anganwadi Workers at the Umdihar 1, Ri Bhoi district.


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