Bamboo handicraft, jewellry & utility production and training centre inaugurated at Poma

POMA, JULY 5 : The Doimukh local MLA and AH. Vety & DD Minister Advisor Tana Hali Tara on Tuesday inaugurated bamboo promotion centre (Promotion of bamboo handicraft jewellery & utility product) here at Poma in Sangdupota circle of Papum Pare district in presence of Chyangtajo MLA Hayang Mangfi and others.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Hali said that bamboo has become the part of daily use and in several ways we use the bamboo and its products in different ways. He said. 

These days there are different items including bamboo shots, bamboo pickle, bamboo roofing, household items. Utensils and others decorative items, bamboo roofing. Bamboo has not side effect either on human being or pollution or chemical effect and it can be easily obtained from the forest. He said. 

The centre is already in the job at another location and this centre inaugurated today will serve a major role in promoting the bamboo culture. Bamboo is cheap and it can be grown easily in forest and since the state is covering around 80 % of forest cover in state and hope with this centre several local will get training and can become skill and self dependent and increased economic sustainability by selling the products in open market and even to other parts of state, region and country. Said Hali. 

Referring to fiev pint memo submitted on the occasion, Hali assured to support the centre for promotion handicraft and local products.

The MLA appeal all section of society to take advantage of such training and production centre.

He urged upon the local not to sell the land without any proper planning and wait for important development of the area as the area is now developing with so many top class infrastructure and also becoming a hub. The area having NIT, Law college, film and television institute, women college and bamboo production and training centre and many more would be coming if there is scope of land development and extension of such infrastructure. Hali further added.

The Chyangtajo MLA Hayang Mangfi attending the function as guest of honour said that time is changing and we have to think for our sustainability and economic development. Major change has been witnessing with the new era and every development need skilled people and by establishment of such centre would give way to impart skill training to hundreds of local who will learn to earn and become skill and also a craftsmen.  He said.

The bamboo is part and partial of the day to day life of people so we should try to take it as professionally and scheme it for a long term plan so that it can employ large numbers of people and upgrade the economic sustainability. Since the bamboo is a hygiene and does not affect the globally but can support the local handicraft and small and medium industries in the area where the raw materials can be made available. Said Mangfi.

He announced 5 lakhs from his LADs to support the centre and urged the centre to train few batch of women self help groups members from Chyangtajo assembly constituency. MLA Mangfi added.

North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) Managing Director Prof. (Dr) Shailendra Chaudhari who was special guest on the occasion. Addressing the function Dr. Prof. (Dr) Shailendra Chaudhari inform that this is one of very important  project for Poma village of Papumpare District “CFC-cum-Production Centre of Bamboo Handicrafts, Jewellery & Utility Products” The cost of the project is Rs. 50.00 Lakh funded by North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India which has been implemented by North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council, under North Eastern Council, Government of India. The MD Said.

The overall objective of the Centre is to motivate and promote the Communities, SHGs, Farmers, field functionaries, artisans and Entrepreneurs etc. It will also build up a sustainable base for production of value added cane & bamboo products for domestic and export markets with a strong emphasis on clean, green and user friendly technology with suitable marketing network including employment generation. The CFC-cum-Production Centre is having training capacity of 20 (Twenty) persons per batch.  

Ajin Ana society Chairperson Techi Ana briefing the activity said that we have tried our best possible way for promotion of handicraft especially of bamboo products in the area. 

I have a plan with a mission to impart training and skill to maximum people who can sustain their livelihood and by sitting at home can work and earn for their livelihood. As of now hardly the state government support but this support from the NEC would go a logway in promoting the bamboo culture in area and state. as of now I have trained around two thousands from various parts of state. two batch of students from several states come for internship and if sufficient support and cooperation from all concern including the state government is received this centre may develop into one of the best training and production centre of the region. Shed added.

She thanks the NECBDC MD Prof. (Dr) Shailendra Chaudhari for supporting and helping her in getting the project approved and today get a humble beginning. 

senior officer and scientist RK Taj, Geology & Mining Asstiant Director Tassar Talo, ZPM Hina Camdir Tok, Entrepreneur Tana Yami, BJP leader Paney Matung, Nabam Naku, legendary singer Taba Yall Nabam, Gram panchayat members, GBs, locals etc were present on the occasion.

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