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Call to develop disease-resistant muga

By ANN Service

TEOK, Oct 3 - The Central Muga Eri Research and Training Institute based at Lahdoigarh in east Jorhat observed it�s 17th establishment day on Friday at the institute premises.

As a part of the celebration, an exhibition on different technologies developed by the institute was inaugurated by Ranjit Dutta, Minister of Sericulture, Handloom & Textiles. Farmers from Borholla, Borpathar and BTC area participated in the exhibition where muga and eri fabrics were displayed, besides other technologies evolved by the institute.

Speaking at a meeting organised on the occasion as chief guest, Ranjit Dutta, said that nearly two lakh people of the State are associated with sericulture and the productivity has increased significantly in the last decade with regard to both muga and eri. He appealed to the State sericulture officials to cooperate with the Central Silk Board organisation in its various extension programmes.

Renupoma Rajkhowa, MLA of Teok Legislative Assembly Constituency also attended the function as guest of honour. Dr BK Singh, Director of the institute presented the technologies developed by the institute through audio visual aid.

Retired Director Dr R Chakravorty spoke on the history of the institute. He stressed on the development of disease-tolerant muga and suggested for collaboration with IIT-Guwahati for post-cocoon sector. Dr SK Sen, retired Director spoke on new developments in the R&D sector of muga and eri.

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Call to develop disease-resistant muga

TEOK, Oct 3 - The Central Muga Eri Research and Training Institute based at Lahdoigarh in east Jorhat observed it�s 17th establishment day on Friday at the institute premises.

As a part of the celebration, an exhibition on different technologies developed by the institute was inaugurated by Ranjit Dutta, Minister of Sericulture, Handloom & Textiles. Farmers from Borholla, Borpathar and BTC area participated in the exhibition where muga and eri fabrics were displayed, besides other technologies evolved by the institute.

Speaking at a meeting organised on the occasion as chief guest, Ranjit Dutta, said that nearly two lakh people of the State are associated with sericulture and the productivity has increased significantly in the last decade with regard to both muga and eri. He appealed to the State sericulture officials to cooperate with the Central Silk Board organisation in its various extension programmes.

Renupoma Rajkhowa, MLA of Teok Legislative Assembly Constituency also attended the function as guest of honour. Dr BK Singh, Director of the institute presented the technologies developed by the institute through audio visual aid.

Retired Director Dr R Chakravorty spoke on the history of the institute. He stressed on the development of disease-tolerant muga and suggested for collaboration with IIT-Guwahati for post-cocoon sector. Dr SK Sen, retired Director spoke on new developments in the R&D sector of muga and eri.