Demand growing in social media to reopen Wimco of Dhubri
Eastern Panorama|August 2020
Western Assam sans any industry worth naming in last century but then under the British era, a match factory was set up at Dhubri by a Swedish Company named as Assam Match Company ( Amco) in 1925. It was a lone industry in Western Assam till Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemical Limited (BRPL) which now known as OIL Bongaigaon Refinery (BGR), came into being in 70s.
Bijoy Kr. Sharma

Again due to change of ownership of Amco , it came to be known as Western India Match Company ( Wimco), when Jatia group of Company took over all the five-match factories in India – Dhubri ( Assam), Calcutta, Madras (Chennai), Bombay (Mumbai and Baraily ( Uttar Pradesh) in 1979

Demand growing in social media these days to reopen Wimco, a lone industrial identity of Dhubri district, initiated by an ardent social worker, Dipankar Mazumdar.

Mazumdar is getting tremendous feedback and support on his campaign for revival of the century-old and historical industrial unit of the district. In his post in social media, Mazumdar stated that prevailing poor socio-economic condition of people living in this district are compelling for revival of this match factory.

“Western India Match Company (Wimco) was a medium-scale industry established by a Swidis company in 1925 with total strength of 2287 workers, staff and officials”, Mazumdar further stated.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM EASTERN PANORAMAView All

Tribute To the Dada of Indian Politics

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, aged 84, passed away on 31 August evening after prolonged illness. He was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain. He later had gone into septic shock due to his lung infection.

2 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Salute to the Silent Warriors!

The Army Dog Unit, fondly called “The Silent Warriors”, has time and again proven to be an asset for the security forces.

1 min read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

THE WATER BOMB TICKING

Tick-Tocking Anti-India Games, China Now Aims to Deluge the Northeast Amlan Home Chowdhury

4 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Submergence Tolerant: Assam

It took 10 years time for Assam government to make the state’s rice farmers shift to new generation crop – Submergence tolerant…. and finally the concept is now popular at least among 60 percent of farmers of the flood-hit districts.

2 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

RECALLING - THE MAN OF GREAT VIRTUES P.A.SANGMA

As September approaches there begins a change in Delhi, morning becomes cooler, midday sun a bit friendly, humidity too pretends to be packing off and a sense of an all-pervasive thermal comfortability becomes visible outdoors. I still remember P A Sangma was born on 1st September 1947and the remembrance takes me to look back and a montages of memories come crowding in: some events are still clear while some got blurred, perhaps the inner flash is partly diffused.

5 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

NAGAON PAPER MILL

The Lost Glory of Assam

2 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

AYURVEDA

An Age-old Indian Intellectual Property in Management of COVID-19

4 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Ayodhya

Splendid Spiritual Destination Development Takes Off

6 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Kamala To Contest U.S. Poll

First black & Indian American Woman to contest on Democratic Ticket

10 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Overseas Racket In Wild Life Trafficking

Barak Valley for its strategic location bordering Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and the district of Dima Hasao has been infamous for it being a corridor of extremists, smugglers, illegal transportation of Burmese betel nuts, black diamond and now trafficking in wild life with overseas connections.

4 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020
RELATED STORIES

KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW

She’s India’s good-girl billionaire, who overcame rejection and gender bias and went on to lead one of the most successful biotechnology companies in the country.

5 mins read
VOGUE India
November 2020

Cultures and indigenous beliefs of Koch tribe

The Koch language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family, which is surrounded with a linguistic diversity. Koch tribe has eight sub-tribes they are Harigaya or Songa, Tintikiya, Wanang, Banai or Dasgaya, Chapra, Satparia, Sankar and Kocha. Each sub tribe has their own dialect. But there are a lot of similarity found among them. The Koch people are one of the ancient tribe of India. They are mentioned in Rig Veda, Purana's, Yogni tantras and also in the great epic, Mahabharata.

5 mins read
Northeast Today
September 2020

MAKING OUT OF INDIA

Pharmaceutical players will set up plants in major markets, go for more automation and focus on digital marketing

7 mins read
Business Today
May 31, 2020

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

MSMEs are the lifeblood of the Indian economy. This sector needs much greater support to survive the lockdown

7 mins read
India Today
April 27, 2020

IN GOOD COMPANY

Two women. Two start-ups. Two thought leaders. The result of an impromptu idea, Ankiti Bose’s Singapore-based digital fashion marketplace, Zilingo, is en route to a billion dollar valuation just four years after its launch. Its rapid rise caught the eye of fellow businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of the over-four-decade-old Biocon, who herself holds an unmatched position in corporate India. She naturally takes a mentoring stance when Verve combines the entrepreneurial powers of the Bengaluruborn disruptors for a reliably impressive exchange of ideas as Shirin Mehta listens in.

10+ mins read
Verve
December 2019 - January 2020

IN GOOD COMPANY

Two women. Two start-ups. Two thought leaders. The result of an impromptu idea, Ankiti Bose’s Singapore-based digital fashion marketplace, Zilingo, is en route to a billion dollar valuation just four years after its launch. Its rapid rise caught the eye of fellow businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of the over-four-decade-old Biocon, who herself holds an unmatched position in corporate India. She naturally takes a mentoring stance when Verve combines the entrepreneurial powers of the Bengaluruborn disruptors for a reliably impressive exchange of ideas as Shirin Mehta listens in

10+ mins read
Verve
December 2019 - January 2020