Arunachal Governor BD Mishra meets Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani

Governor calls for promotion of traditional Arunachali textiles at the national and international levels.

New Delhi

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) met the Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in the National Capital Delhi on 10thJune 2019. They discussed on promotion of traditional loin loom and women and children issues of the State.

The Governor called promotion of traditional Arunachali textiles at the national and international levels. He said that the designs and patterns of traditional weaving of Arunachal Pradesh are unique, attractive, exclusive and one of its kinds in the world.

Each and every tribe of Arunachal Pradesh has different colour and design symbolizing their identity, the Governor said while adding that Loin Loom weaving is an extension of the traditions and has been a time tested self employment avenue for the ladies.

Reminding the Union Minister of her 22nd February 2019 visit to Itanagar, the Governor reiterated the challenges of local traditional weavers and requested her to start cotton and silk Banks in Arunachal Pradesh.

He underscored that to preserve the age-old loin loom tradition in its pristine form, the local weavers must have the facility at hand to collect their thread requirement.

The Governor also shared with the Union Minister, his findings during his district tours regarding issues related women and children in rural areas of the State.

The Textiles Minister accepted the need for promotion of traditional loin looms in Arunachal Pradesh and said that a Handloom Park will be developed in the State Capital Region wherein loin loom weaving can be taken up adequately and all its aspects taken care of.


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