Assam handloom and textile minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma in Udalguri on Tuesday

Assam handloom and textile minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma on Tuesday took stock of the various sericulture projects in Udalguri district.

He inspected the various projects in the vicinity of the office of the sericulture department and visited eri and mulberry farms, eri cocoon bank, muga silk worm rearing, silk weaving, reeling and spinning units in the district.

The minister also sought to get a glimpse of the present schemes being implemented and future course of action of the sericulture office.

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A number of officials of the Udalguri district administration and sericulture department of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) were present on the occasion.

Udalguri has an excellent track record as a model district in the entire BTR region in terms of production of eri, muga and mulberry silk.

The Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) region, covering Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri enjoys the unique distinction of producing all three varieties of commercially exploited natural silks.

The Bodo belt is the largest producer of eri silk in Assam after Karbi Anglong.

Nearly 51,195 families are directly involved in the business of sericulture.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: