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State govt to link Chanderi saris with tourism and give a trade mark

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-10-05 16:00:00 – Bhopal

The State Government to 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, stated Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa while inspecting sari manufacturing process at weavers’ houses at Chanderi on Sunday.

The Chief Secretary said that Chanderi weavers will not be allowed to face any problem. 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 and punching machines will be installed for computerised designs. Job cards will also be provided to registered farmers.

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. . He said that Chanderi’s ancient heritage will not be only preserved but Chanderi clothes will be linked with tourism and will also be given trade mark.

At present, in Chanderi town there are about 50 families having 100 looms. Chanderi sari is a traditional sari made in Chanderi, they are produced from three kinds of fabric i.e. pure silk,chanderi cotton and silk cotton. Traditional coin, Flora art, Peacocks and geometrices are woven into different chanderi patterns.

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