By Staff Reporter
ROING, Nov 10: A month-long skill development training on bamboo handicrafts, organized by local NGO AMYAA for unemployed youth of Lower Dibang Valley concluded at the NGO’s training centre on Saturday.
Sponsored by Small Industry Development Bank of India (SIDBI), it aimed at providing a spring board and link to the rural youth to improve their livelihood.
Roing ADC T Pertin, addressing the valedictory function as chief guest, encouraged the trainees to be consistent in sharpening learned skills.
“Aspiring entrepreneurs could make maximum use of huge bamboo resources of the state by starting small bamboo handicraft units in their respective villages,” he said and assured all possible support of district administration.
AMYAA secretary R K Paul Chawang expressed his satisfaction over the enthusiasm shown by the trainees. He assured the trainees his all possible support, including serving as bridge between banks-GoAP and trainees for their future endeavors.
In all 30 youth were trained by master artisans of Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency in which the youth learnt to make bamboo mugs, mobile, pen stands, key bunch, mobile docks, earrings, trays, candle stands and jewellery boxes while many developed new designs.
It is pertinent to mention here that Arunachal Pradesh occupies an important position among India’s bamboo growing states. The state has around 46 bamboo species with Poaceae and Arecaceae being the main ones.