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Implementing Agency

Bijoy Nagar Handloom Cluster
State Institute of Rural Development,
Assam

About Cluster :

The Bijoynagar handloom cluster is situated in South Kamrup and comprises of Mirza, Bijoynagar, Palashbari, Rani, Chaygaon, Boko areas. The location of South Kamrup is as follows: Nagaon district is on the east and southern part of Goalpara district on the west, the Brahmaputra river on the north and the hills of Meghalaya on the south.

As for the socio- cultural milieu, South Kamrup is divided into two regions by the city of Guwahati. It stands at a point and the two regions lying to the east and west of it are more or less separated in respect of socio- cultural relations. Though South Kamrup is inhabited by tribal and non- tribal population, it is primarily dominated by the non- tribal. It is seen that the border areas are covered by the tribal population excluding the riverine area of the Brahmaputra. Among the tribals, the Rabhas are largest in number followed by the Bodos. There is a small number of Garo villages also. The important places of South Kamrup are as follows:

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