NAMSAI, Mar 07: NABARD’s deputy general manager Nabin Kumar Roy today inaugurated a rural mart at Chongkham, here today in presence of NABARD district development manager Kamal Roy.
The rural mart has been sanctioned to Khunmona Self Help Group (SHG). It is promoted by the Arunachal Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (ArSRLM), with NABARD sponsorship, to assist rural weavers and artisans in selling their products by providing them with a readymade platform.
The rural mart will provide a market link for handloom and handicrafts produced and manufactured by women SHGs, besides generating income and employment at the grassroots level.
“The main objective of the rural mart scheme is economic empowerment of women in the village level, so that they can support their families,” said NABARD DGM Roy.
He also commended the work done by the ArSRLM in promoting SHGs by setting up rural marts in the district.
The DGM later interacted with members of SHGs and the ArSRLM team.