New silk industry brings in job opportunities for locals in Assam

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Chaygaon (Assam), Sep 24(ANI): A district Silk industry called 'Fabric Plus' at Chaygaon in Assam's South Kamrup has come as a boon to unemployed people in the area.

But now, the Government has officially declared Chaygaon as an industrial area, and more and more industries are likely to set up their units here, which would provide an opportunity for the locals to engage themselves in factory work.

"There are many girls and boys who are sitting at home doing nothing. But, after this factory was inaugurated, we got employed and now we don't have to sit at home and waste our time. Many local boys get involved in some insurgent groups but rather they should find some work in this factory. At least they will be in the mainstream and won't join the militant groups," said Archana Kalita, a woman trainee in the factory.

The setting up of the factory would go a long way in organizing the silk industry in Assam to continue in a systematic line to ensure sustained production of high quality yarn and in the process address the basic needs of employment and socio-economic upliftment of the region.

"This factory is although small in terms of quantity, but it is going to be instrumental in helping or contributing about 4000 families surrounding this village and also the whole of northeast," said Dilip Bora, Managing Director of Fabric Plus.

Bora further said that the factory produces designer fabrics, customized goods, A to Z in silk and fashion fabrics, which are exclusive in the markets and are well appreciated by the customers. (ANI)

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