Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, inaugurated the Golden Silk Park and Trade Centre at Khanapara, Guwahati, on April 1.
The centre will be at the forefront of promoting Assam’s renowned silk industry.
CM Sarma posted on Twitter, “Glad to launch the Golden Silk Park and Trade Centre at Khanapara, Guwahati.” Our Handloom & Textiles Department’s outstanding endeavour will benefit all players in Assam’s renowned silk sector.”
Happy to inaugurate the Golden Silk Park and Trade Centre at Khanapara, Guwahati.
This commendable initiative by our Handloom & Textiles Department will benefit all stakeholders of Assam’s famed silk industry. pic.twitter.com/fc2Pnog7Wp
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 1, 2023
“In Assam, there will be no sale of powerloom gamosa, mekhela-chadar; weavers will have to get a price for their hard work; and under the strict vigil of the authorities of the Handloom and Textile department, no one will be able to sell gamosas made on powerloom,” said CM Sarma at the Golden Silk Park and Trade Centre’s inauguration ceremony.
“To help Assamese artists, I urge you to buy handloomed Gamosas for the approaching Bihu celebrations. If you notice anyone selling powerloom Gamosas, please notify the appropriate authorities right once “, suggested Chief Minister Sarma.
CM Sarma stated that initiatives should be taken to join up with worldwide partners and research on diversifying and upgrading products in order to promote and collaborate with international enterprises for a broad exposure of Assam silk.
“The authorities of the Handloom and Textile sector should develop a diverse catalogue and collaborate with designers to refurbish global designs and appeal to worldwide customers,” CM Sarma remarked.
The chief minister asked officials to make the park more environmentally friendly in order to make it more appealing to tourists.