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Assam's Sualkuchi gets new textile museum
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Feb '12
To highlight the development of rural areas of the state, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has inaugurated a textile museum 'Aamar Sualkuchi' in Sualkuchi, near Guwahati.

Sualkuchi, popularly known as "Manchester of Assam", is an old craft village on the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra, having silk-rearing and weaving communities as majority of its population.

The textile museum has been developed by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) at an approximate cost of Rs. 19.3 million. The museum depicts various weaving processes of handlooms and silk.

The well-known cotton handloom industries of Sualkuchi, for which the village is recognized the world over, have been epitomized in the bronze statues designed by famous sculptor Biren Singha.

Inaugurating the museum, the state CM said the weavers engaged in preparing handloom items should adapt to the use of latest technology.

He added that the state government is making all efforts to develop the villages, and to ensure full support to the weavers in the region.

He also announced establishment of a yarn bank by next year. Weavers would be provided yarn at subsidised rates from this bank, he said.

The State Handloom and Textiles Minister Pranati Phukan, who praised Sualkuchi weavers for their exquisite work that has brought pride to the state, said it is essential to preserve the textile industry, but alongside mechanisation of the industry is also equally important.

GMDA Chief Executive Officer M Angamuthu also assured his full support to the inhabitants of the village.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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