GUWAHATI, Nov 24 - Inaugurating the national handloom expo organised by Bodoland Regional Apex Weavers and Artisans Co-operation Federation Limited (BRAWFED) at Khanapara today, Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary said that the council would provide more help to uplift the rural artisans.
�We have decided to provide Rs 10,000 each to 8,000 SHGs in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). The State government has already given such assistance to the rural artisans. BRAWFED has been doing a commendable job so far by promoting the artisans,� Mohilary said.
The expo which will continue till December 12, is providing a platform to artisans and products from different parts of the country, besides the local products.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs Bismita Gogoi who was also present during the inaugural session, appreciated the efforts of BRAWFED in promoting rural talents.
Various cultural events and a number of competitions will also be held among school children during the expo.