In its endeavour to empower the indigenous weavers of the state and to provide financial support to the weavers families, the Government of Assam is implementing a flagship Scheme “SWANIRBHAR NAARI” through the Directorate of Handloom & Textiles, Assam.
Under the Scheme, traditional hand-woven items are to be procured directly from the indigenous weavers without involving any middlemen.
Beneficiary weavers to be registered through a specially developed “Swanirbhar Naari” (swanibharnaari.assam.gov.in) portal. Any weaver producing the benchmarked items is to apply in the portal. The registration of the weavers will be accepted subject to physical field verification of the weavers by the Departmental officials. Registration would be mapped with the AADHAAR number of the weavers.
For registration of weavers through the specially developed “Swanirbhar Naari” (swanibharnaari.assam.gov.in) portal, a period of 45 days, from 19th July 2022 to 3rd September 2022, has been given and total 5, 08, 351 applications have been received, out of which 4, 80, 080 applications are approved after thorough verification done by departmental officers.
For procurement of benchmarked traditional hand-woven items from the registered weavers, procurement centres to be set up in weaver concentrated areas based on the registered weavers under the portal.