Meghalaya Resource and Employment Generation Council recently inaugurated the first-ever apparel production centre at Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya, India, set up by the Guwahati-based Voluntary Association for Social Upliftment (VASU).
Equipped with 25 machines, the production centre has been established through funding from Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Meghalaya, and will accommodate 25 working professionals to produce high-quality apparel and garments.
During the inauguration programme, Chairperson of the council Dikkanchi D. Shira and South West Garo Hills’ Deputy Commissioner Cyril Diengdoh handed over certificates to 200 trainees, who completed training in tailoring and apparel-making in Mahendraganj.
It may be noted here that the training was conducted by VASU with a project cost of Rs. 88.5 lakh that includes cost of machineries, training fees, raw materials and stipend for the trainees.
Inaugurating the centre, Shira expressed, “I hope that the trainees will make full use of the skill and expertise they have acquired during the training and will become a ready workforce for a number of production centres that will be coming up in the district soon.”
Adding to that, the President of VASU, Shabnam Mohan Raj, said, “Most of the trainees are already skilled in tailoring and all they have to do is to provide guidance on the art of garment-making and techniques of designing, among others.”