SUALKUCHI, Oct 18 - The Chief Secretary to the State Government, Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, while visiting Sualkuchi Institute of Fashion Technology recently, stressed on the need of introducing �Sualkuchi Mark� to safeguard the identities of the cultural heritage of silk industry here.
Talking to the local journalists here, the Chief Secretary said that Sualkuchi Mark would check the inflow of the exact copy of Sualkuchgi fabrics produced outside the State and asked the principal of the institute to take all arrangements in this regard.
Niranjali Kakati, principal of the institute, apprised the Chief Secretary of the various training programmes undertaken by the institute to improve the quality and process of the Sualkuchi fabric.
The Chief Secretary interacted with some of the trainees who have been undergoing a 25-day training programme on skill and technology up gradation, design innovation, product diversification etc., since October 1.
It is worth mentioning that the ongoing training programme was sponsored by the Assam Gramin Vikash Bank under NABARD�s self-employment scheme. Of 25 trainees, 14 girls and 11 boys participated in the training.