GUWAHATI, Dec 20 - A buyer-seller meet was organised on Friday under the aegis of ACCESS Development Services and Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM) to provide sustainable market linkages to the handloom weavers from Majuli and Dhakuakhana.
The meet, held at the NEDFi convention centre, was part of a special project under ASRLM called �Looms of Assam�. The ACCESS Development Services is the implementing partner of this project.
The project developed capacity of 1000 weavers from Majuli and Dhakuakhana through technical training, infrastructure improvement, technical upgrade, production efficiency and sustainable market linkages.
Inaugurating the buyer-seller meet, Krishna Barua, State Mission Director of ASRLM�said there is need for large-scale market integration for the weavers from the state as a whole and from these two districts in particular.
This can be done through improvement in designs and products suitable to larger national markets, he said.
Buyers from the cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata as well as from several parts of Assam participated in the event and showed great interest in handloom products of Assam. The sellers were from the six producers companies established under the project.