From a Correspondent
TANGLA, Jan 25: All the 65 visiting delegates from foreign tions, including Japan, Chi, France, Thailand, Romania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uzbekisthan, Bangladesh, Paraguay, Uruguay and Turkey praised the initiatives taken up by the BTC administration in association of Central Silk Board (CSB) , Government of India, for the promotion of muga and silk worm rearing and export of quality products.
The foreign delegates, accompanied by other more than 100 delegates from various States of India, made a special visit to Udalguri district sericulture office located at Sapkhati in Udalguri district and praised the authority for its sense of belongingness for the development and promotion of agro-based farming in the remote areas of the country on Thursday.
Talking to this correspondent, Makoto Kiuchi, research scientist from Japan, said that he was overwhelmed by the tural way of rearing silk worms in this land. He informed that Japan too has been following the tural way of rearing silk and muga worms for better production of yarn. Another scientist of Romania, Daniel Dezwireau praised the discipline maintained here at Udalguri for the scientific way of mixing with tural way to rear the worms. “India will definitely be a leading tion very soon in production of muga and silk products,” he added. Another scientist of sericulture from France, Hott Jose also appreciated the standard norms in rearing the silk and muga worms here at Udalguri sericulture office and hoped that the BTC would be self-reliant if the discipline was maintained.
Earlier to this, the foreign and Indian delegates were accorded warm welcome by Speaker of BTC assembly, Tridip Daimari; secretary of BTC, Robinson Mochahari; Director of Sericulture of BTC, Jogesh Deury; and Assistant Director of Sericulture of Udalguri district, Harakanta Hazarika with traditiol aroi and phulam gamosa. The local artistes also entertained the delegates with folk dances like Bihu and Bagurumba and Adivasi on the occasion.
The programme was also attended by retired Secretary, Textiles, Government of India, Dr. SK Panda; retired member secretary of Central Silk Board (CSB), Dr. H gesh Prabhu; Scientist CSB, Dr. Siddique Ali Ahmed; Joint Secretary, CSB, Sarat Deury, and Superintendent of Sericulture, Bhergaon, Anjan Chakravorty.