Guwahati, August 31: ‘Women Entrepreneurs’ hub would be set up soon in Assam, said state Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary during a three-day exhibition on ‘Traditional Jewellery Designing and Making, Block Printing and Lifestyle Products’ at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati.
‘Women Entrepreneurs’ hub will focus on innovation and quality of the products and artefacts made by the women. Lauding the efforts in crafting exquisite products and designs, Minister Patowary asked the women entrepreneurs to focus on innovation and quality to compete in the national and international markets, while retaining the traditional motifs. He asked the department officials to rope in professional experts to impart training on fine quality commodities.
The programme was sponsored by the Women Cell of the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, Assam. The minister added that the upcoming Incubation Centre at Ambari, Guwahati, would keep two floors of the building for products, goods and artefacts designed and made by women.
Further, Patowary said that an industrial park would be set up at Jagiroad on a plot of 19 bighas with 40 sheds of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) where women entrepreneurs would be given preference. Patowary distributed certificates to the trainees who had successfully undergone the jewellery designing and block printing course at the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur, and IIE, Guwahati, and fashion designing at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata.