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Tata Trusts, Microsoft join hands to support handloom weaving community

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Trusts and Wednesday inked a pact to to jointly rejuvenate handloom clusters in the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country.

Both the entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard, Trusts and said in a joint statement.

As part of the collaboration, Trusts and will leverage each other's strengths to provide business and communication skills, design education and digital literacy to handloom weavers so that they may build a sustainable future.

"Through this initiative, we want to empower artisans and bring them up to par making them competitive in the industry," Chief Program said.

CVP Cloud & Enterprise and said the company is focused on reviving some of the forgotten and fading handloom forms in India's textile heritage as part of its philanthropy programs in India.

"Our partnership with will help reach down to the grass-root level of the weaver clusters and train them, hence building a digitally inclusive society. We aim to use our Project Sangam to empower the weavers across India so that they can adopt and deploy digital tools to improve their craft," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 18:05 IST