Roing, March 23rd: The womenfolk of Roing, Arunachal Pradesh today welcomed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) under the Pradhan M

antri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on Two Shaft Handloom Weaver. The first of its kind initiative organized by Chanu Creations (Project Implementing Agency) in collaboration with AMYAA NGO-Roing under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) & Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) was held at Mayu-II Rehko Hall, Roing.

Smti Mitali Namchoom IAS, Deputy Comissioner, Lower Dibang Valley, Mr. R. K Paul, Chief Functionary, AMYAA NGO, 4 Master Trainers, 3 Examiners and a total of 196 Women trainees comprising mainly of SHGs from the District attended the training programme.

Mitali Namchoom IAS speaking on the occasion urged the womenfolk to work and strive towards economic development through Handloom activities. She had positive words and enthusiasm towards the opportunities that RPL-PMKVY presented before the womenfolk of the District. Further, she extended all possible help in future for this kind of constructive initiatives.

R.K. Paul, chief functionary, AMYAA NGO, said, “The essence of this initiative is more like expression of appreciation for the efforts that the womenfolk have put in to learn and develop their skills of handloom weaving. You should come forward and further hone your skills and manufacture hand loom products not only for home use but also for the market. This has immense implications of income generation for the womenfolk and also their empowerment.”

Master Trainer Ms. Rumi Das, briefing on the training said that the training certificate can be used to apply for MUDRA loans would also be awarded to each successful trainees. She also introduced to the audience the potentialities that the RPLPMKVY holds and linked it with PMSBY (Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna) and MUDRA loans. She encouraged the womenfolk to take advantage of the opportunities.

The launch of the RPL-PMKVY targets recognizing the handloom skills to beneficiaries across Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. Chanu Creations further intends to maintain and develop a symbiotic relationship with AMYAA NGO to work for empowerment of Women through socio-economic activities such as Skill Development training in Weaving.

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