Assam government plans to promote eri with product diversifications at the international expositions as Assamâ€™s eri products exhibiting huge market potential among international buyers at the mega textile event Textile India 2017.
Being a partner State of the exhibition, Assam had 15 stalls in the textile event, where selected number of entrepreneurs exhibited their products. Assam sold products worth Rs 15.82 lakh and generated orders worth Rs 4.32 crore during the event held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
State Handloom and Textile Minister Ranjit Dutta said that both finished products and hand-spun eri yarn generated a huge demand among the international buyers, which could further be augmented through marketing the diversified eri products at different international events worldwide.
Dutta said that Boko-based Eri Fed has received orders of 250 quintals of hand-spun eri yarn and 25,000 metres of eri stripes with total product value of around Rs 1.70 crore from Chhattisgarh-based buyers, who have market linkage with Japan. Similarly, both orders and queries have come from Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Kenya and UK for different products from Assam.
Mukti Gogoi, Commissioner and Secretary, Handloom, Textile and Sericulture, said that in order to establish a linkage between international and domestic buyers, Government of India made efforts for providing a platform for textiles, handloom and handicraft of the State by organizing a mega textile event in India.
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