Wednesday, April 30, 2008

NGO looking at Bhutan to export products

KOKRAJHAR, April 30: A premier weaving centre run by women — Roje Ishanshali — in Salakati in Kokrajhar district has been looking forward towards Bhutan to export its endi and muga products assessing the market potentiality.
In an interview to The Sentinel, the president of Roje Ishanshali, Malati Rani Narzary, said that endi products have great demand in Bhutan and the people there commonly use endi clothes. She said the market assessment made in Bhutan has encouraged the centre people to export endi and muga products to Bhutan.
Roje Ishanshali, which was established way back in 1996 at Salakati, has already sold their products in many national-level exhibitions held at Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. She further said that Japan has also sent a delegation to Kokrajhar to study endi clothes.
Narzary added that the Bodoland Association for Handloom Unit has been pressurising the Government to impose entry tax for supplying traditional dresses to protect the indigenous industries.

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