February 23, 2019
State Govt setting up Tant Haats in Bardhaman
The first government-owned setups under the State Government’s Taantshree Scheme are coming up in the villages of Srirampur (in Parbasthhali-1 block) and Dhatrigram (Kalna block), in the form of two Taant Haats, or ‘cotton weavers’ marketplaces’.
The ‘haats’ or marketplaces would make available for weavers varieties of cotton threads, colours, tools for weaving and cotton cloths.
This is the manifestation of a long-held dream of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had announced the project back in 2016. The marketplaces started taking shape in 2017, and are now almost complete. These information were conveyed recently by Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Textiles Minister.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Kalna and Katwa subdivisions in Purba Bardhaman district are directly and indirectly linked to the profession of weaving. Even counting only weavers, there are more than a lakh of them.
Hence these Taant Haats would be of immense help for the people of the region. The one in Srirampur is coming up at a cost of Rs 7.31 crore. It would also have a branch of a nationalised bank, as well as a guest house and a modern public toilet. Hence, buyers and sellers from far-off places would have no problem at all.