Chanderi saris’ identity to be taken to new heights

CS inspects sari manufacturing at weavers’ houses

cs5.10.15Bhopal, October 5, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):  Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa has said that the state government will extend every possible assistance to take Chanderi saris’ identity to newer heights. Better avenues for craft of weavers will be explored through use of modern technology. The Chief Secretary stated this while inspecting sari manufacturing process at weavers’ houses at Chanderi today. Principal Secretary Cottage and Village Industry Dr. Praveer Krishna was also present on the occasion. The Chief Secretary said that Chanderi weavers will not be allowed to face any problem. He said that the state government will make efforts to solve their problems at every level by chalking out an action plan. They would be imparted training through skilled weavers from Benaras and Bengaluru. Angle looms will be set up in place of wooden looms.

He said that punching machines will be installed for computerised designs. Job cards will be provided to registered farmers.  The Chief Secretary said that Chanderi clothes will be linked with tourism also and given trade mark. Weavers informed that 50 families have 100 looms at Chanderi. Bunkar colony was constructed in year 1982. The CS said that 100 houses will be constructed in new Bunkar Colony.

He also inspected under construction Handloom Park costing Rs. 50 crore on 4.19 hectares at Chanderi. The park will have facility to impart global level training to 240 weavers. Computerised design centre to promote online sale and marketing of Chanderi saris will be set up. It will also have yarn bank from where weavers will be able to obtain all kinds of silk and other threads for saris at fair prices.

The Chief Secretary inspected Ginni Bhavan sari manufacturing training centre. He witnessed saris of various designs at the museum. The Chief Secretary directed to increase stipend of trainees from Rs. 750 to Rs. 1500 per month. Mr. de Sa witnessed activities of Chanderiya NGO at Raja-Rani Mahal. He said that Chanderi’s ancient heritage will be preserved and special imitative taken to promote tourism.