UDALGURI, Jan 27 - All the 65 foreign delegates from nations like Japan, China, France, Thailand, Romania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uzbekisthan, Bangladesh, Paraguay, Uruguay, Turkey etc., praised the initiatives taken up by the BTC administration in association of Central Silk Board (CSB) of Government of India for promotion of muga and silk worm rearing and export quality products. The foreign delegates accompanied by more than 100 delegates from various States of India made a special visit to the Udalguri district Sericulture office located at Sapkhati and praised the authority for its continuous efforts for the development and promotion of this agro-based farming in a remote area of a country.
Talking to this Correspondent, Makoto Kiuchi, research scientist from Japan said that he was overwhelmed by the natural way of rearing silk worms in this land. He said that Japan too has been following the natural way of rearing silk and muga worms for better production of yarns. Another scientist of Romania Daniel Dezwireau praised the discipline maintained here for rearing of worms. �India will definitely be a leading nation very soon in production of muga and silk products,� he added.
Another sericulture scientist from France Hott Jose also appreciated the standard norms practised here in rearing of silk and muga worms at Udalguri Sericulture office and hoped that the BTC will be self-reliant if discipline is maintained.
Earlier, the foreign and Indian delegates were accorded a warm welcome by Tridip Daimari, Speaker of BTC Assembly, Robinson Mochahari, secretary of BTC, Jogesh Deury, director of Sericulture of BTC, Harakanta Hazarika, assistant director of Sericulture of Udalguri district with traditional aronai and phulam gamosa.
The local artistes also entertained the delegates with Bihu, Bagurumba and Adivasi dances on the occasion. The programme was also attended by Dr SK Panda, retired secretary, Textiles, Government of India, Dr H Nagesh Prabhu, retired member secretary, Central Silk Board (CSB), Dr Siddique Ali Ahmed, scientist, CSB, Sarat Deury, joint secretary, CSB and Anjan Chakravorty, Superintendent of Sericulture, Bhergaon.