Handloom & Handicrafts Sector in Nagaland has a vast potential for growth and for facilitating economic self-reliance for the majority of unemployed youth. Production Development and promotion of handloom & handicrafts are the primary objectives with which The NAGALAND HANDLOOM & HANDICRAFTS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED, was established in the year 1979.
NHHDC, vision Statement for the year 2020.
Developing core skills of artisans and weavers to ensure quality and quantity production to meet the demands of the market.
Facilitating the formation of craft clusters, particularly in rural areas, to ensure organized production and marketing, thereby developing, strengthening and empowering rural communities.
Formation of market links for rural communities by facilitating the growth of Collection centers across the State.
Making credit facilities accessible to Craftsmen/Weavers in order to enable them to invest in production related activities.
Production of export oriented products that will meet international standards in terms of quality and at the same time be competitively priced
In pursuance of its objectives, the NHHDC has been investing in production activities, procurement of finished goods as well as implementing a variety of activities aimed at developing the handloom & handicrafts sector of the State.
ACTIVITIES/FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION:
The NHHDC has adopted a variety of new policies to accelerate the production process of the Corporation as well as to enhance its marketing and promotional services. Promotional activities such as organizing of exhibition, District Level Festival Fairs, Craft Bazaar, Handloom Expo, within and outside the State are carried out regularly to provide a platform to weavers, artisans to promote their products as well as to educate them about the intricacies of the markets. The NHHDC has also widened its scope to include development activities, skill up-gradation and design support with the financial assistance from the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The NHHDC also entered a new phase by assuming its role as a State Channelizing Agency of the National Minority Development & Finance Corporation LTD., NEW DELHI for providing financial assistance to its registered member in the form of short term loan.
The NHHDC function as a company with a Board of Directors chaired by a Chairman nominated by the State Government. The Executive set-up is managerial and is headed by a Managing Director assisted by 2 General Managers. At present there are 6 (six) sections i.e. Finance, Marketing, development, Administration, Store & Project Cell, to look after the entire gamut of NHHDC activities. With the abundant availability of skills and resources, the handloom & handicrafts sector has the potential to grow and contribute positively to the economy of the State. More importantly, the development of this sector would directly influence the income and quality of weavers and artisans in the rural areas that in turn would account for economic and social development in the rural areas.
The NHHDC Ltd recognizes this tremendous potential and is working towards creating awareness about this sector through its activities.
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