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Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari, on February 23, inaugurated the Eri Silk Khadi Cluster at Oyan in the East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The project, funded by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) under the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), aims to upgrade the 'Traditional Handloom & Handicraft and Agro-processing Industries' in the state.
"The scheme will provide the necessary technology upgrade to improve the productivity and income of the artisans involved in Eri Silk Khadi cluster", the MSME Ministry said in a press release.
"The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, Ministry of Skill & Entrepreneurship Development, Govt of India is the nodal agency, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is the technical agency, while Lisang Donyi Welfare Society of Oyan is the implementing agency of this cluster", the press release read.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)