Buoyed by the villagers’ initiative, the State Government spent 3 cr for making Khonoma a ‘Green Village’. It was inaugurated and recognized as one in 2005 by Chief Minister Mr. Neiphiu Rio.
Apart from cultivation, the villagers also make handmade shawls which are known for their intricate design and thread quality. Sweaters, bed sheets and carpets are also made here. There is no retail shop as such. One has to buy directly from the weavers. As per the rules and regulations, Khonoma Village can only be visited with a recognized guide. Ms. Ruzono, from Eastern Green Tours, was my designated person. Ms. Ponyaki (in the pic) was kind enough to invite me to her home and show the process of hand weaving.