ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
ZOHANDCO (Mizoram Handloom & Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd.) was set up by Govt. of Mizoram and incorporated on 20th December 1988 under the Companies Act, 1956. The Aim and Objectives of ZOHANDCO are to develop aid, advise, assist and promote the interest of Handloom & Handicraft units in the State. It has been working as a facilitator of Handloom Industries of the State right from its incorporation. The main aim of ZOHANDCO is to ensure availability of inputs namely yarns of desired quality at the most reasonable prices for the weavers, help in marketing of the State Handloom products and ensuring the handloom industry to increase the State GDP. ZOHANDCO purchases yarn in bulk and supply it to the weavers as minimum price and sometimes they buy back their products and sell it in their emporium.
ASSOCIATION WITH UNDP
In order to support weavers at the grassroots during the COVID-19 pandemic, a skill upgradation training in handloom product diversification was organized in Aizawl, Mizoram, from 7-31 July 2020. Through this training progarmme, 20 weavers from Aizawl district having knowledge in stitching were imparted training for producing PPE Kits that have recently gained high demand in the market due to the pandemic. The Kits included coverall jumpsuit, shoe cover, N95 Mask, Face shield and waste bag. The trained weavers worked under the master trainer and supplied the PPE Kit to Department of Police, Govt. of Mizoram, Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Dept, Govt. of Mizoram and Local Level Task Force of Aizawl.