Monyul Development Centre was founded in 1996 at Yangla Gonpa near Lhou village of Tawang District. Main objective behind setting up this centre was to provide opportunity to local people for their self employment so that they could generate income for their livelihood.
At this centre training was imparted in different kinds of local traditional arts and crafts like; incense manufacturing, weaving of carpets, shawls, wood carving, thangka painting, local paper manufacturing, mask carving, tailoring, local wood furniture and weaving of cloth for making local dress etc.
The Centre provided free training to the local poor people in the above mentioned arts and crafts to eliminate poverty from the grass root level of the Monyul Society and dozens of local people have completed the above mentioned training programmes and are now working as self employed entrepreneurs in various small industries in different part of country.
However, due to some unavoidable circumstances, the Centre was forced to close down in 2005. Nevertheless, as suggestion received from the members, the General Body of the Society has decided to revive the Centre and funds required for revitalization of the project is being met up from the Corpus interest amount of the Society.
In this direction, the Society has designed the following functional roadmap for easy implementation of the project and its better functioning:-
a) Admission will be given for the training of weaving carpet/other handicrafts to the girls/boys and girls (as per the decision taken by the authorities from time to time) on the basis of first come first serve basis for the 1st batch of 10 trainees.
b) The trainees will be given stipend @ Rs. 3,000 each per month during the training period.
c) Upper age limit for the trainees shall normally be 28 years. However, age relaxation may be given to those girls/boys having a basic knowledge of weaving/handicraft.
d) The duration of the training shall be ranging from 6 months to 2 years during which the trainees will be trained in preparatory work, skill development for particular handicrafts/ weaving and creating finished products.
e) Raw materials for different handicrafts shall be provided by the BCPS/MDC and the finished products shall be the sole properties of the BCPS/MDC at the discretion of the competent authorities of the BCPS.