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NEWS IMPULSE -“MON SHUGU’ PAPER ATTRACTED PM| 3 FEBRUARY

 

<p><strong>Why in News?</strong><br />
A type of paper called &lsquo;Mon Shugu&rsquo;, which has been made in the hilly regions of Arunachal Pradesh for centuries, got a special mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi&rsquo;s monthly radio programme &lsquo;Mann Ki Baat&rsquo;.</p>

<p><strong>About Mon Shugu:</strong><br />
&bull; Locals make this paper from the bark of a plant named &#39;Shugu Sheng&#39;, hence trees do not have to be cut to make this paper. &nbsp;<br />
&bull; No chemical is used in making this paper, thus, this paper is safe for the environment and for health too.<br />
&bull; There was a time when this paper was exported but with modern techniques, large amount of paper started getting made and this local art was pushed to the brink of closure.<br />
&bull; Now a local social worker Gombu has made an effort to rejuvenate this art, this is also giving employment to tribal brothers and sisters there<br />
&bull; Tawang is a town of Arunachal Pradesh&#39;s capital Itanagar where locals make &#39;Mon Shugu&#39; paper.</p>

<p><strong>Source: The Tribune.</strong></p>

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