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Moinaguri: Assam village has a story to tell about its transformation from handguns to handlooms

Kokrajhar (Assam) [India]: A tribal village in Assam’s Kokrajhar district under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), which was once affected by militancy, has now transformed itself into a hub of weavers. Moinaguri village, comprising of 66 families, is dominated by Rabha tribes and is situated close to the India-Bhutan border, about 40 kilometres from Gossaigaon in the Kokrajhar district. This hamlet is now known as weavers’ village.Till a few years back, the entire village was hit by waves of militancy and the villagers were forced to live in poverty. But now, each family in the remote village is now engaged in handloom weaving and their income has also risen. Hiranya Devi, Superintendent of Handloom and Textile department, Gossaigaon, talked to ANI about this change and how her department has been a part of it. She said, “As it’s known that in our village the tribal…

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