Kanyashree saree made by the weavers is going to hit the market this Pujas.
Sashi Panja, Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare launched the saree at Banglar Tanter Haat organised at Milan Mela ground on Saturday afternoon. The Haat will continue till September 5.
Inaugurating the fair, Panja said Banglar Tanter Haat had earned Rs 4.32 crore. The state government due to the initiative of Chief Minister Banerjee has taken up several schemes to help the weavers.
Under the Tant Sathi project, the state government spent Rs 120 crore to provide looms to the weavers free of cost. Over 65,000 weavers have been brought under the health insurance scheme and a pension of Rs 1,000 per month is given to old weavers who have retired. The weavers have been given training and service of trained designers has been taken to give the traditional tant saree a contemporary look.
Four tant Haats have come up in Nadia, Purbasthali, DHaatrigram and Udaynarayanpur. The weavers stay in the permanent huts and roads connecting to these huts have been improved. She said the ICDS workers are given tant sarees.
Apart from sarees, punjabi, kurta, kurti, dress materials, bed covers and pillow covers are on display.
The weavers from all over the state have opened their stalls. The state government has taken up Baluchari project to upgrade the designs of Baluchari sarees. The weavers have brought traditional Tangail. Muslin, Jamdani, Begampuri and Baluchari sarees are at the fair too.