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    Bamboo Dustbins At Nalbari Raas Mahotsav Grabs Attention

    The dustbins were made in a span of 15 days and around 10 local bamboo craftsmen were employed to complete the task

    Bamboo dustbins have replaced the plastic dustbins at the historic Raas Mahotsav in Nalbari district this year and visitors coming from all walks of life have praised the efforts put on by the concerned people to curb plastic pollution.

    An NGO named ‘Hohari’ actively involved in the humanitarian and social causes has installed as many as 150 bamboo dustbins beside stalls covering the entire area of the festival in a bid to maintain hygiene and cleanliness and also popularising local produce among the people.

    “We have installed as many as 150 dustbins carved out of bamboo. The dustbins were made in a span of 15 days and around 10 local bamboo craftsmen were employed to complete the task on time. These products are organic and durable at the same time,” said a member of the NGO.

    “The initiative has been taken to shun the use of plastic and boost the local economy by making use of the raw materials which are already available in the state. We work with determined craftsmen who to try to perpetuate the art. So far we have got an overwhelming response,” he added.

    It may be mentioned that the Assam government had announced to promote the Majuli and Nalbari Raas Mahotsav nationally and internationally on the lines of Ambubachi Mela this year. The 14-day Nalbari Raas festival kick-started from November 12th, 2019.

    TDC chairman Jayanta Mallah Baruah had earlier informed that special tourism package will be provided for the tourists and visitors of the Nalbari and Majuli Raas festival.

    Photo: Hirak Deka

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