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Govt silent over price hike of mulberry & tasar silk
Dec '10
In case of silk weaving in Assam, Sualkuchi is a name that stands apart from others. Silk weaving is the only source of income for the weavers and master weavers of the village. However, in the recent times, the escalating prices of mulberry and tasar silk have rocked these weavers.

The weavers have expressed their concern over the unresponsive approach adopted by the state government towards controlling the prices of mulberry and tasar silk.

The speakers, while addressing the public meeting organized recently by the Pub Sualkuchi Juba Samaj, strongly condemned the government for ignoring the challenges confronted by the handloom sector, which has taken the form of a crucial problem for the silk weavers of the village.

They were apprehensive that if the silk prices continue to increase then it will put silk weaving, which is the only source of income for the people living in Asia's biggest silk village, into danger.

A decision was taken during the public meeting to send memorandum to the President of India, the Prime Minsister, Chief Minister, State Handloom Minister, Central Handloom Minister, MPs and all the MLAs of Assam.

The speakers also pointed out that following the price hike of mulberry yarns at Bangalore several fraudulent silk traders from Sualkuchi and Guwahati have hoarded silk yarns. Now, they are selling these yarns at higher prices.

Silk traders are raising the silk yarn prices every alternate day and earning enormous profits from the sale of their products, since the government is silent over the entire matter.

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