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Apparel production centre built in Meghalaya
May '17
A production centre for apparel making has been established at Mahendraganj, South West Garo Hills in Meghalaya. The first-ever production centre in the region and the state has been set up by Voluntary Association for Social Upliftment (VASU), and is equipped with 25 machines and can employ at least 30 workers to produce high quality apparel.
The centre was inaugurated by chairperson Meghalaya Resources and Employment Generation Council, Dikkanchi D Shira. The centre has been constructed under the sponsorship of department of commerce and industries, Government of Meghalaya, according to a local news agency report. 
Shira, along with the deputy commissioner, gave away certificates to the trainees who have passed a course in training in tailoring and apparel-making at a function held at Mahendraganj multi-facility centre. The training was conducted by VASU under the department of commerce and industries with a project cost of Rs 88.5 lakh, which include the cost of machineries, training fees, raw materials and stipend for trainees, the report said.
The trainees would be absorbed as workforce in the newly-inaugurated production centre. The raw materials and fabrics for apparel making would be provided by VASU. (SV)

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