Background

Bijoynagar, located in South Kamrup district of Assam, is an area where handloom has been a dominant sector as a means of livelihood. It is in this area that there is a concentration of Eri handloom weaving units located at a distance of about 30 kms from Guwahati city, there are numerous villages in and around the area where Eri weaving is a dominant activity.

Historically it is seen that Eri was reared for both food and yarn and can be traced back to a few hundred years. Since the area already had a history of Hen rearing and weaving, the traders foresaw some prospects and thus entered the Eri handloom weaving sector.

Details –

Number of handlooms – 7,500

Number of weavers 5,000 ·

Handloom products – stoles, scarves & eri silk dress material, cushion cover, home furnishing.

Cluster Accessibility –

Bijoynagar is well connected with Roadways, and Airways,

Roadways – 8km away from TB Hospital bus stop.

Airways – 20km away from Guwahati airport.

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