The regional office of Textile Committee, Kannur, conducted an awareness programme on Handloom Mark scheme at Mahalakshmi auditorium, Ooruttambalam, here, to disseminate information about the scheme and benefit to weavers.
The programme was held in association with Directorate of Handloom and Textiles and Ooruttambalam Handloom cluster. Around 250 participants, mostly from different handloom societies of Ooruttambalam cluster and cooperative inspectors from District Industries Centre, Thiruvananthapuam, attended the programme.
Peringammala Vijayan, president, Kerala State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Apex Society Ltd (Hantex), inaugurated the programme. He appealed to the societies and weavers to ensure availability of labels in all the materials they sold.
A Pushkaran, chairman, Ooruttambalam cluster, presided over the function. K S Anitha, joint director, Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles, delivered the keynote address.
B Sreedevi, senior cooperative inspector, Ooruttambalam circle, Koovalassri Prabhakaran, CDCG member, K T Jayarajan, quality assurance office, Textile Committee, V S Sukumaran, associate senior faculty of EDII, S V Mohanachandrn, assistant director, Textile Committee, Kannur and K Muralikumare, cluster development executive spoke. As nodal agency for implementation of Handloom Mark Scheme, 7.70 lakh handloom societies have registered under the scheme in the country and sold three crore labels.
In Kerala, 264 handloom weavers cooperative societies registered for Handloom mark.