Seminar for ST artisans held in Kohima
Dimapur, Sep. 16 (EMN): Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Handicrafts Service Centre (HSC), Kohima, organised a one-day workshop on “Awareness on schemes of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and GI registration E–commerce, GeM portal, GST etc” for ST artisans under Research and Development Schemes for the year 2021-22 on September 15 at Hotel Grandeur, Kohima.
Director of Industries and Commerce, K Hokishe Assumi, who inaugurated the workshop, encouraged the participants to be more productive and be ready to export any time when the demand comes, an update from HSC Kohima stated.
T Rollee Vareishim, senior assistant director (H) of HSC- Kohima, highlighted and explained various schemes of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) to be availed by the artisans, while Temjenla Jamir, managing director of Nagaland Women Vocational Training Institute, Dimapur, shared the process and practical usage of e-commerce.
It stated that Dr. Mayonmi Shimray, director in-charge of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Kohima region, shared on the facilities available for artisans while they work at home and receive degrees. It added that Vilekhoto Pusa, the empanelled designer of DC (Handicrafts), NE Region, explained the importance of design in any handicrafts productions and encouraged the participants to target attraction in any productions with valued designs.
Wapangtila Jamir, an entrepreneur from Dimapur, spoke on the system and application of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the artisans, while Rajib Chandra Roy, handicrafts promotion officer of HSC-Kohima, shared on the importance and necessity of government e-marketing (GeM) portal and geographical indication (GI) of either handicrafts or handlooms so that no one could copy the productions.
The workshop concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Kh. Nipamacha Sing, UDC of HSC-Kohima.