Only traditional Assamese gamosa to be used at govt programmes
To support and promote locally available products, only hand-woven gamosa, and traditional food items will be used during government programmes, the State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made this decision on Wednesday.
"The move will help our weavers and self-help groups involved in the manufacture of gamosas and traditional delicacies such as laroo and pitha," cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika said.
"It is an extension of the central government's slogan of 'vocal for local' for promoting indigenous food products," a self-help group member said.
Gamosa is a symbol of Assam's culture and identity, and gifting an Assamese gamosa to visitors or dignitaries is an integral part of their tradition.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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