The member secretary of Central Silk Board, Rajit Ranjan Okhandiar, a 1987-batch IFS officer visited Sivasagar on Monday.
The deputy commissioner, Dr M S Lakshmi Priya extended a heat welcome to Okhandiar at her office chamber.
She welcomed him with the traditional ‘gamosa‘ and supplied him a bamboo-made reproduction of the ancient Rang Ghar.
While supplying the souvenir she briefed Okhandiar on the wonderful Ahom generation and additionally about the historic significance of Sivasagar.
During the direction of their discussion, the deputy commissioner apprised Okhandiar approximately ‘Soulful Sivasagar’, an initiative closer to transformation of tourism situation of the district.
She additionally mentioned approximately the distinctive tasks initiated under the umbrella of Soulful Sivasagar like – Morom (clothes and books series drive), Kuhi (a token of love for the new-born female child with a sapling), Lakshya (a profession counselling initiative), Puhor (illuminating the streets of Sivasagar with sun street lights).
They also discussed on diverse points like Kesaru plantation with the aid of the local farmers, rearing of silk cocoons for growing productivity, export of local handloom merchandise with a blend of worldwide designs in order that Sivasagar can create its own identification within the national in addition to global silk market.
He also cited about the ongoing schemes underneath CSB like – Silk Samagra and NERTPS.
Silk Samagra contains R&D, training, export, brand promotion and era upgradation in the field of sericulture inside the country.
NERTPS or the North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme is an umbrella scheme to promote textile industry in the north-eastern region with the aid of offering infrastructure, ability constructing and marketing aid to the industry.
The deputy commissioner apprised Okhandiar that the administration in coordination with the Sericulture and Handloom branch is making plans to adopt a ‘silk park’ project inside the district a good way to supply a boost to the Eri and silk production within the district and permit sustainable activity creation.
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