|No ban on Benarasi silk products: Phukan|
DIPHU, April 8 – “A separate silk trade mark for Assam silk products will be set by the State Government and the silk trademark demand of the Sualkuchi weavers will be resolved soon,” said Pranati Phukan, Minister for Handloom and Textiles on Sunday at Bakaliaghat in Karbi Anglong.
While taking part in the open meeting held on the closing day of Karbi Jutang Festival, the minister reiterated that the government will not enforce ban on the sale of Benarasi silk products, but uniformly special care would be taken on the sale of silk products of Sualkuchi. “The Government is fully committed to preserving the traditions of Sualkuchi,” Phukan added. “The rich culture of every indigenous tribe of Assam is the sign of unity and identity in the State. Sans their development of them culturally development of the State cannot be hoped,” she said.
Assuring to provide a building of cultural training centre at Bakaliaghat, the minister emphasised on the needs of development of every indigenous tribes of the State.
The open meeting, presided over by Sum Ronghang, president, Karbi Jutang Chingthur Amei (KJCA), was also attended by HAD Minister Kharsing Engti, local MP Biren Sing Engti, parliamentary secretary Bidyasing Englen and KAAC chief executive member Joy Ram Engleng who also addressed the gathering.