|Silchar : People
Silchar is a land of Bengalis contributing
to more than 80% of the 1.45 lakhs population . Most people speak Sylhetti,
a dialect of Bengali. The Silchar calender year is full of festivals ..
the most awaited being the Durga Puja celebrated around October ( click
here for a detailed durga puja story) . Another important occasion is the
for a note on origin of sylhettis )
( click here for Gandhi mela in
Silchar) , a local fair. Local cultural and sports clubs like Jyoti , Town
Club , Cachar Club , Dishari , Bhabhikal , Shanto Sena give the town the
much needed cultural relief .
mostly rice-eating people and most of the
people living in the outskirts rely
on farming and tea cultivation. The river Barak (click
here to know more of the Barak river) is the lifeline of Silchar .
The Silchar region has 125 Tea gardens and many of them producing the best
tea in the country . Tea , oil and natural gas , bamboo , cane ,
rice .. are the major contributors to Silchars economy.