Guwahati, Feb 28: Assam government has imposed ban on selling of gamosa, mekhela-chadar and Aronai manufactured in powerlooms in the state and will launch a massive drive to seize these items from the market from March 1 to April 15.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today informed that powerloom gamosa, mekhela chadar and Aronai have been banned in the state as per an Act of Central government.
He said it will be boon to the traditional handloom industry involving over 12 lakh weavers in the state.
He said as the ban would continue all the district administrations have been asked to tell the local traders not to bring these banned items from outside so that they later don’t incur huge loss.
Meanwhile, Assam government through its handloom and textile department has initiated steps to procure handloom gamosas worth over Rs 100 crore in the next financial year to boost the traditional industry in the state.