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Government Of Assam Sonitpur District

Handloom & Textiles - Introduction

Name of Department      :-         Handloom & Textiles, Sonitpur, Tezpur.
Contact Details               :-         
Address                          :-         O/O the Handloom & Textiles, Rubber Bagan, Tezpur,  P.O.:- Tezpur, Pin: 784001, Dist:- Sonitpur, Assam.
Official E-mail ID            :-         adhtsonitpur@gmail.com

Department Profile :

The Handloom sector is the second largest employer in India. The handloom sector represents the continuity of the age old Indian heritage of hand weaving and reflects the socio-cultural tradition of the weaving communities. It is one of the most important cottage industry of Assam. In rural areas, Handloom is gendered as one of the most important activities and most of rural folks get engaged in weaving activities. Handloom textile cottage industry plays an important role in the socio-economic life of Assamese People. It is one of the major ways of earning livelihood next to agriculture of Assamese rural people. Assamese women from the commoners to the royal houses and irrespective of cast, creed, community, status and pursuit had woven all there required garments and other household apparels by themselves As such the govt. of Assam is playing more importance for the upliftment of socioeconomic status of the female by launching various schemes relating to handloom technology through the department (The directorate of Handloom &Textiles, Assam, Guwahati).

The main objectives of the Handloom & Textiles department are as follows:-

    i) To upgrade the socio-economic status of poor weavers living below the poverty line in the rural areas.
    ii) To make them self-dependent.
   iii) To provide various types of essential looms and accessories and yarn by implementing various scheme.
   iv) To make the women folks of rural area economically sound empower them in real sense of the term.
   v)  To Provide Economic support to the weavers of compact area and mini compact areas by implanting various development projects.

In Sonitpur district the District office of the Handloom & Textiles department is situated at Rubber Bagan area, near the Public Health Engineer Office. The Handloom Sector schemes in the Sonitpur District is implemented and observed by the Assistant Director, Handloom &Textiles, Sonitpur, Tezpur with the support of the Technical Officer’s & officials.

    Nodal Officers                 :-       Sri Nilamani Das
    Designation                     :-       Circle Inspector, Handloom &Textiles, Tezpur.\
    Contact No.                     :-        9864381085