Nagaland

Assam Rifles distribute handloom machines to Aniyakshu village in Noklak

Assam Rifles distribute handloom machines to Aniyakshu village in Noklak

Kohima, February 02 (NEx): Shamatore Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (North) distributed two Handloom Machines at Aniyakshu village on January 31, 2021.

The PRO informed that, under Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme (ARCAP), the Battalion is specifically addressing the women folk and children of border areas. Aniyakshu is such a remote border village in Noklak district and does not have access to most modern amenities.

A project for provision of Weaving cum Handloom machines for women folk of the village was executed in Aniyakshu village based on the request received from the village authorities. The Battalion also coordinated and provided training to female volunteers through authorized trainers provided by Department of Industry and Commerce, Government of Nagaland.

This project has taken off successfully and is providing much needed financial independence to the women folk of Aniyakshu village. A total of 40 women folk and children attended the event.