SUALKUCHI, July 31 - Twenty-three senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers from all over India visited Sualkuchi, the largest silk village in Asia on July 29 to assess the silk industry which is the principal avenue of the people of village. The officers arrived at Sualkuchi and went straight to a handloom factory at Janata LP School Path. The officers went through the techniques and processes of weaving and embroidering of the clothes and interacted with the weavers and the owner of the factory. They wanted the know the problems of the weavers engaged in weaving.
Later, the team led by Mahendra Soni, an IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, visited the shopping centre-cum-residence of Jon Medhi, proprietor of a Guwahati-based shop Chayanika. Later, they left for Hajo. The senior IAS officers coming from various states on a seven-day-long programme from July 27 have been visiting different states as the part of 120th induction training programme for senior IAS officers foreign tour-cum-mini-Bharat Darshan.