Guwahati News Desk: Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has requested the Union Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh to set up an Indian Institute of Fashion Technology in Guwahati City of Assam.
The request to set up IIFT was said during Union Minister Jardosh’s visit to Assam on Friday as the request has been set up by keeping in view of Assam weavers globally as well as modernising the textile industry of the State.
During the Minister’s two days visit in Assam, a meeting was held with the Governor Jagdish Mukhi in special attention towards the textile sector of the State.
According to the sources, Jardosh was requested to make specific schemes for the empowerment of women weavers of the State and also sought her help in popularising the traditional design of the Assam’s textile in outside markets
During the meeting, it was sought to the Union Textile ministry to help the textile industry in Assam by enabling modern technology which enables the weavers of Assam to put an impact on the global market.