Bodoland Council chief
Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Pramod Boro on Sunday inaugurated a weaving training centre at Niz Mugallbecha village. Image credit - Northeast Now

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) has decided to purchase traditional Aronai, Dokhona and Gamosa worth Rs 50 crore, produced by local weavers.

This was informed by BTC chief executive member (CEM) Pramod Boro on Sunday at Niz Mugalbecha village under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), close to the non-BTR boundary with Darrang.

“The Assam government has earmarked Rs 200 crore to purchase traditional products produced by the local weavers,” said BTC chief Boro.

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“Similarly, our Bodoland government has also decided to purchase Aronai, Dokhona, Gamosa worth Rs 50 crore from local weavers and we are in talks with our handloom department,” the BTC chief while talking to media persons.

The Bodoland government will extend whole-hearted support to the weaving training centre set up by Kiran Boro in the village, Boro said.

Weaving training centre
A weaver in the weaving training centre at Niz Mugallbecha village. Image credit – Nrtheast Now
A weaver in the weaving training centre at Niz Mugallbecha village. Image credit – Nrtheast Now

“I have declared an amount of Rs 10 lakh from the Bodoland government as a grant to the training centre,” Boro maintained.

He hoped that the training centre would explore the creative talents of the local promising weaving artisans and help them earn with dignity from their residences and contribute to empowering the rural economy.

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Earlier, Pramod Boro ceremonially inaugurated the training centre – Xipini – with a strength of ten modern looms, set up under the aegis of Kiran Foundation, founded by Mrs Universe Exclusive 2017 (South Africa) and entrepreneur Kiran Boro in her paternal land.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by several other prominent persons of the BTR including the BTC deputy chief and Udalguri MLA Gobinda Basumatary.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com