About Project: In consultation with Institute of Rural Management Anand and support of NHPC Ltd., Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC) is implementing a Project to enhance income and create suitable infrastructure for women handloom weavers of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji Districts of Assam. To achieve the same, the Project will introduce new designs/products, identify new market linkage, get orders for approved samples, capacitate weavers in the new designs and handhold them during production. Weavers will be encouraged to make Producer Groups of 10 weavers each. 20 such groups will form a company, managed by weaver’s themselves.
“The Producer Company will be branded as “SAAR Handloom”. It will endeavour to weave rich tradition of Assam with contemporary designs in Eri and other yarns, blended with natural colours, to create a unique fabric.”