Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / No GI mark for Assam's eri silk - Minister
No GI mark for Assam's eri silk - Minister
Aug '11
Assam's eri silk will not be given Geographical Indication (GI) mark as the same kind of silk is produced in several other States in the country, Union Minister for Textiles, Anand Sharma has said.

The Minister stated that though Assam is one of the country's leading eri silk producers, several other States like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur too produce such silk. Thus, Assam's eri silk does not qualify for GI registration and cannot be granted the same, he added.

Following the action taken by the Assam government in 2007 to get its Muga silk registered under GI, the same was granted. The Minister said that the Registrar of GI of Government of India, Chennai, declared Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati as the registered owner of GI for Assam's Muga Silk, by making an entry to this effect in Part A of the GI on July 13, 2007.

With an intention to safeguard the interest of the customers and to generate awareness and liking for pure silk among them, the Central Silk Board operating under the Ministry of Textiles is operating a 'Silk Mark' scheme under the Silk Mark Organization of India.

Silk Mark applies to all products made from any of the pure silks like Tasar, Mulberry and Muga. However, no special mark exists for Tasar or any other particular variety of silk, Mr. Sharma said.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2016

Indian currency crisis impacts global cotton market

The currency crisis in India, marked by insufficient supply of new...

Huang Wei from Fiber Raw Material Dept of Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding speaking at the Forum

Textiles | On 2nd Dec 2016

Huge potential for nylon consumption: Experts

There is huge potential for increase in nylon consumption said...

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2016

Aditya Birla Group to establish apparel unit in Odisha

Aditya Birla Retail and Fashion Ltd. (ABFRL) is establishing a new...

Interviews View All

Veronique Lee

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search