Sanjay Sharan Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles visits Kokrajhar
Sanjay Sharan, Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and RR Okhandiar
KOKRAJHAR: Sanjay Sharan, Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and RR Okhandiar, Member Secretary of Central Silk Board (CSB), Bangalore were on a three-day visit to Kokrajhar and Chirang to oversee the silk farming and its achievements.
On Sunday they visited the house of Sarbeswar Basumatary of no1. Garabdar, Panbari, Bijni in Chirang district who has received several awards from the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Prime Minister of India for his excellent performance and achievement in silk farming.
The Joint Secretary and Member Secretary appreciated his achievements. They ensured to help him from the Ministry of Handloom and Textiles and Central Silk Board. They also visited the NGO Bodofa Agro Organic Producer Company at the same place where the Ministry of Textiles funded them for farming. The chairman Madan Basumatary of the NGO said that the NGO is being promoted by the department of Horticulture and Processing, Government of Assam.
The central officials also visited the Handloom & Textile Apparel Park at Barama in Baksa district and Maoriagaon and Bhoragawa villages in the area of eri cluster projects farm in Kokrajhar district. They also held meeting with the Principal Secretary of BTC which was attended by the departmental Secretary, CHD Sericulture department, CHD Handloom & Textile, Forest Officials, Technical expert, consultants, BN Choudhury, scientist and other officers in the conference room of Bodoland Silk Park at Adabari, Kokrajhar. There was also a departmental presentation in the meeting by the Sericulture department BTC.
The Joint Secretary said that all the pending funds for ongoing projects would be released within January, 2022. He also advised the council to construct Cocoon Bank in Chirang Baksa and districts.