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Due to Globalization and Trade Liberalization, Indian Weavers, Artisans and common mass need to be empowered with internalized skills and experience of everyday usage of state-of-the-art innovations in IT to remain Globally competitive. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre has been established with an aim to create innovative IT Based Design Development and Deployment for Carpet, Handloom and Handicraft products with up-gradation of Skills of the Weavers/Artisans with state-of-the art IT-based Tools & Techniques using simplest methodology so that they are e-enabled to respond to fast changing Global needs. Through this activity, the aim is to provide IT-enabled services for Social Empowerment through IT in rural hinterland of West Bengal & North Eastern Region.

Educational Content is also created under Sarva Siksha Mission Program as per the Syllabus of "School of Secondary Education" Government of West Bengal, for the emerging needs for focused initiative for dissemination of multi-ferrous benefits of IT to the School Student, which may effectively help for preparation of Computer Aided Learning material during classroom lecture session.

Capacity Building Initiatives / Training Program by C-DAC, Kolkata for Women Empowerment:

Capacity Building for Empowerment of Local Youth / SHGs of West Bengal & North Eastern Region of India is yet another activity the aim of which is -

IT based Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre for Creative Design & Development by Artisans / Weavers of North Easter Region:

The objective of this project is to develop a high-end Computer Aided Design Centre for Weavers / Artisans in Carpet & Handloom Industry in the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh & Tripura. C-DAC, Kolkata formulated a Methodology with proper Software Solution to address the issues for retaining work force of Weavers / Artisans community who were unable to survive stiff competition due to globalization and trade liberalization in the advanced age of Information Technology. It came as a boon for the handloom and handicrafts of these states who were helped to enable their community to save age old traditional styles without the fear of losing the tradition or the fear of new overriding old. Keeping in mind the literacy level of rural Weavers / Artisans, C-DAC Kolkata has developed Software Solution for Jacquard Card Punching Calculation and for taking custom graph printout of any design with fixed aspect ratio. The software solution simplifies the whole designing process for easy deployment. With the help of these tools and techniques, the Weavers/Artisans/SHGs are enabled to efficiently create innovative designs with higher productivity. Developing Motif Bank is also one of the important objectives of this project.

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