From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, March 13: The district-level Enforcement Squad to control the illegal sale and transport of power loom made imported gamosa as per provision of Hand loom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985, on Tuesday seized total 3,535 imported power loom made gamosas from several cloth traders of Mangaldai and Kharupetia town. The total value of the seized gamosa has been estimated at Rs. 4, 92,300.
Keeping in mind the possibility of rise in sale of power loom made imported gamosa (traditiol Assamese hand woven towel) in Assam against its high demand during the forthcoming Rongali Bihu, the Darrang district administration has intensified its vigil over it. Following the directives of the Handloom and Textile Department, the Darrang district administration earlier had formed a district-level enforcement committee to control the illegal sale and transport of power loom made imported gamosa as per provision of Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985. The committee led by Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kr Barman as the chairman, comprises of Assistant Director of Handloom, Assistant Director Sericulture, Sales Tax Superintendent, General Mager of District Industries and Commerce Centre (DICC) and one police officer not below the rank of a Sub Inspector as the members respectively.
Talking to The Sentinel, Assistant Director of Handloom Department, Bipul Jyoti Kalita informed that the Enforcement Squad on Tuesday conducted raids in the business establishments of seven cloth traders of Mangaldai and Kharupetia town and seized the imported power loom made gamosa. Assistant Commissioner Himashree Khanikar, Assistant Director of Handloom Bipul Jyoti Kalita, Superintendent of Sales Tax Momshad Dinory, and Farm Mager of Sericulture Farm Dr. Ansar Ul Hoque took part in the raid.