Livelihood Mission and Transfer of Technology


The present elected Council of the DAC is putting utmost importance on livelihood-centric schemes to fight poverty and rural unemployment; and to trigger economic growth. It has been evaluated that land, although flood-prone, is available in abundance during the winter. But, despite this available land resource, there is an exodus of rural youths to various cities for jobs. This has been caused primarily by to lack of information, technology, entrepreneurship, and skill; and, secondarily by a lack of funds.
Therefore, DAC has drawn a Livelihood Mission with a clear approach to motivate and organize the rural youths and other farmers on one hand and to facilitate the transfer of technology from scientific and professional institutions. A series of workshops and awareness camps have been held at different places with experts/scientists and resource persons from the following institutions:

The DAC will emphasize research work on Deori Folk Culture and in this regard grant may be provided.
Setting up of Cultural Complex and Archive at different places.
Construction of Jananeta Bhimbar Bhavan at Guwahati, Rangamancha, etc.
Grant-in-Aid to Music Institutions, Clubs, Yuvak Sangha, Society, etc. engaged in cultural activities.
Production of Film, Documentary, etc.
Publication of Books
Musical Instruments to Artists and Institutions.
Holding of cultural festival etc.

  Handloom & Textiles

Next to agriculture, handloom is the largest unorganized sector of livelihood. Every woman of the Deori community is a weaver and Deori handloom products, particularly women’s wear, are in high demand in the market owing to their colorful intricate designs and their usable simplicity for women of all other communities. But Mising weavers use primitive looms of bamboo frame, bamboo reed, and through-shuttles which hinder the maintenance of quality and quantum of production. The DAC will launch a mission with a 5 years perspective plan on Deori handloom and textile with the following objective.
» Training of Deori weavers on improved fly-shuttle looms and designing with dobby/jacquard machines.
» Construction of a series of Weaving Sheds/Common Facility Centers in select clusters.
»Taking up of massive skill up-gradation training program followed by the supply of inputs to weavers so trained and registered with DAC.
» Assistance to NGOs/SHGs/JLGs sincerely engaged in handloom activities.
» Marketing support to the weavers by organizing regular marketing fairs and festivals.
»Setting up of a Central Computerized R&D center on Handloom at Gogamukh for Designing, product diversification, Value addition, and Data Bank on Deori Handloom.

  Rural Road & Bridges:

Construction, Repairing, and maintenance of rural roads, culverts, bridges, Govt. or Council buildings, other public works, etc. which fall under the DAC area are taken up after obtaining NoC and non-duplicity certificate from the concerned deptt.