Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Northeast artisans for making bamboo bottles, tiffin-boxes
Published on July 26, 2020 | News Source: Rinku Sharma
Guwahati, July 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded the efforts of local artisans of the Northeastern states of Assam, Tripura and Manipur in crafting high quality water bottles and tiffin-boxes from bamboo.
Speaking at the 67th edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister said that bamboo grows abundantly in the Northeast. The artisans of Assam, Tripura and Manipur use the same bamboo to craft high quality water bottles and tiffin-boxes. Such is the craftsmanship of these bottles that at the first glance it would be unbelievable to perceive that bamboo can be used to create such fine products. Moreover, these bottles are eco friendly. Before making them, bamboo is first boiled, adding neem and other medicinal shrubs which gives these bottles medicinal value.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that bamboo, the Green Gold, is a resource which is helping the Northeast script a new chapter in development of local Industries with global products. "Let us be more Vocal about the use of this eco-friendly material," Sonowal tweeted.