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All out against imported Gamochas

UDALGURI: A couple of days after the Udalguri AASU workers seized imported gamochas , the Udalguri district administration sprang into action and seized a good number of traditional Assamese drape from a number of retail shops in and around Udalguri town.

The team led by Assistant commissioner,Lakhyajyoti Duwariya;Extension officer of Sericulture department,Bhanulata Mushahary;Inspector of handloom and textiles,Munindra Chandra Lahkar
conducted the sudden raid in the town and seized the machine made gamosas.

The authority also warned the businessmen of dire consequences if they keep importing gamochas for sale .
The administration asked the businessmen to sell only the locally made gamosas during the season of bihu to encourage the traditional cottage industry of the state.

The Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985, mandates gamosa and similar traditional items should only be made in handlooms.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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