From our Correspondent
lbari, February 19: The district administration of Baksa has decided to start an eri spinning and and muga reeling training-cum-production centre at Barama and Tamulpur in Baksa district so that importance can be given to quality silk production. A skill development training programme on post cocoon technology under Border Area Development Programme was organized at Tamulpur Anchalik Gramadan Sangha, Kumarikata for three months. The programme concluded on Wednesday.
A valedictory function was held at the premises of Gramdan Sangha on Wednesday. Binod Seshan, Baksa Deputy Commissioner formally distributed as many as 15 free eri spinning machines among those trainees who completed their training programme. Addressing the meeting held on the occasion, Seshan said that sericulture was one of the important economic sectors in the district. He urged the people to extend full cooperation and take advantage of the training programme so that they could become economically self-dependant.
Imanuel Machahary, MLA of Tamulpur, while speaking at the function said that Baksa district was a traditiol hub for sericulture. He said that he would spend a good amount of money from the MLA fund in order to establish a spinning unit at Tamulpur to initiate the programme.
Kandarpa Sarma, Superintendant of Sericulture Department, Baksa, said that the project was being implemented to improve the skill of the spinners and to produce fine quality silk with modern machineries.