By TC News Desk
Agartala: August 11. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma has asked the officials of NABARD to carry out a research on how the state can take the national market for its handloom products.Dev Varma on Thursday was addressing an event on National Handloom Day organised by NABARD in Purbasaha urban Haat in Agartala.
While addressing a the event, minister Dev Varma claimed that the future of Tripura in handloom is as bright as other sectors in the state however it needs to grab the national market.
“Handloom is not a business but a part of India’s history and culture. The future of Tripura in handloom sector is very bright as handloom is holding a good market across the country. Indigenous women of our state are very well about weaving cloths. However we are not getting the benefits of the handloom products of Bengali people as it have been taken away by Orissa, West Bengal. Though we have more resources and skills than any other state of our country but the then government didn’t take any steps to market the handloom products of our state”, Dev Varma claimed.
“I will request to the NABARD to make a team and to see how we can develop handloom sector of Tripura and this government will see how to organise the handloom sector. There is a huge demand of handloom products”, the minister added.