07 April 2016 Current Affairs: Union Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has inaugurated three mega textile projects in Nagaland.These three projects included Apparel and Garment Making Centre in Dimapur, Muga P3 Basic Seed Station Kobulong in Mokokchung district and newly approved Integrated Eri Silk Development Project under North East Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS).The Union Minister of State for Textiles formally launched the three mega projects at District Industries Centre Complex in Dimapur district in the presence of Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang.The Apparel and Garment Making Centre for Nagaland was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 1, 2014 during his maiden visit to the state for inauguration of Hornbill Festival.Informing that the Apparel Centre will be functional in a record one-year time, Gangwar dedicated the centre to the people of Nagaland.Describing handloom as a deep rooted tradition in Nagaland, he said the unique designs and motifs are expressions of the rich cultural heritage of the Naga people.The Minister asserted that the Centre would support sericulture projects in Nagaland covering eri, muga and mulberry seri projects. The newly approved Integrated Eri Silk Development Project under NERTPS will aid in women empowerment and sustainable livelihood for Kohima district. The project will benefit more than 5,000 cultivators engaged in plantation of these three varieties of silk.
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