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Blended Indi and Muga of BTC Region in Demand at Osaka Silk Fair in Japan

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Kokrajhar, Aug 1: In a significant development, the blended Indi and Muga of BTC region received a remarkable response in the recently concluded Osaka Silk Fair in Japan where Bodoland Silk from the Department of Agriculture participated in the mega silk and garment fair. Dr. Jogesh Deory, CHD, Sericulture, BTC, and Dahal Narzary from Indi Loo, Kokrajhar participated the fair with the products of Indi and Muga.

Deory informed that India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), in coordination with the Embassy of India in Tokyo, Consulate General of India in Osaka and other local bodies, organized the 39th India Garment Fair and 29th India Home Furnishing Fair at Saka, Japan where for the first time the India Silk Fair was also organized. He said these events had become reliable partners of Japanese buyers of textiles, garments and home furnishings.

The CHD of BTC said this was the first time that an exclusive silk fair was organized along with the two annual events. He said the silk and silk goods were intermingled with the culture and civilization of Japan and hence there was good potential for promoting the silk goods from India with its varied design, ethnicity and craftsmanship among the traditional Japanese silk consumers. He also said the events provided an excellent opportunity for the Indian agencies and producers to showcase their silk products among a large number of business visitors expected to attend the events.

Deory said that Bodoland Silk which showcased the Indi and Muga products in Japan, received tremendous response and orders from different importers and buyers. He mentioned Sankaseiren Corporation, Kuniko Kayama, Sun Bright Trading Corporation, Kyoto, Mykonos, Murata, all from Japan and Riviera of India that ordered for supplying blended Indi and Muga from BTC. He also said Japan and India Trade Promotion Organizations invited them and offered free stall in the Tokyo Fair scheduled to be held from September 19-September 21.