TRIFED-Artisans Meet Concludes


KOKRAJHAR, AUG 14: A two-day meeting with Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) on marketing of SHG products and local artisans under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) was concluded at the conference hall of Urban Development Office in Kokrajhar on Saturday.

The meeting was organised to facilitate the Self Help Groups (SHGs) and local artisans in marketing their products which was carried out by City Mission Management Unit (CCMU) under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) and Kokrajhar Municipal Board.

Over 150 artisans from different places of Kokrajhar district have participated the meeting and shared information about market promotion on products of artisans.Offficials from TRIFED purchased the samples from the artisans and targeted to extend market facilities towards national and international market spheres.

Notably,the TRIFED has been emphasizing to promote marketing on the locally found clothes including Eri clothes which are weaven by local weavers of Bodoland Territorial Council districts.In BTC, nearly 500 artisans are getting opportunity to be involved in the livelihood earnings through the locally waeve clothes.

Artisans have expressed their happiness after participating the meeting as TRIFED has been initiating for promoting market facilities in the region.

Official of TRIFED Abhijit Datta said the TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is committed towards the transformation of tribal lives and has been working with the main objective of promoting tribal art and craft for the benefit of tribal artisans of the country. He said a buyer and seller meeting with TRIFED was organised in Kokrajhar with a three days programme so that the tribal artisans can be facilitated to showcase and market their products. He calls upon the local artisans to take benefit of the meeting with the TRIFED and get their products registered. He said around 500 artisans from BTC districts are expected to register under TRIFED.