Union Minsiter of State for Textiles, Government of India, Shri Ajay Tamta has stated that the Central Government will extend all possible help in promoting silk production in the state. Speaking to media person while visiting Regional Oak Tasar Research Station (RTSR) located at Mantripukhri, Shri Ajay Tamta further said Manipur is the largest producer of silk in the entire north eastern state and there are varieties of silk available in the state and Scientist of the Station need to look into the process of producing new breed for higher production of silk.
Shri Ajay Tamta also said that as silk production is giving employment generation in the state, Central Government will extend possible help in promoting silk production. He also visited Oak Tasar Grainage, where cocoons are kept. The minister had interaction with the farmers while visiting Regional Oak Tasar Research Station (ROTRS). He was accompanied by Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Th Biswajit and officials of Sericulture Department.
Ahead of the visit, the minister had meeting with officials of sericulture and Textiles Department along with Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Th Biswajit and Parliamentary Secretary of Sericulture Awangbow Newmai at Classic Grande, today. During the meeting officials of Sericulture and Textiles department highlighted various issues concerning the functioning of the department. Union Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India, Shri Ajay Tamta assured to extend possible assistance in both the department to promote sericultural and handloom and handicraft products in the state.