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Japanese technology to help Bengal counter Chinese silk threat
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Nov '11
The government of east Indian State of West Bengal has said it would introduce Japanese technology to bolster the silk industry of the State, which is facing threat from Chinese silk.

To enable the domestic silk industry to compete with Chinese silk, the quality of local cocoons needs to be enhanced, Textiles Minister Manas Bhuniya said.

The Minister added the government is trying to link up for use of Japanese technology, as it can bring a reform in domestic cocoon production.

He revealed that the technology has been introduced on a trial basis at a Kalimpong cocoon farm in Darjeeling and has produced quite good results.

He was optimistic that the technology could even help the State regain the silk market that it is losing to States like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

In addition to the State government's effort to project the world-famous Murshidabad silk as a brand, the Minister said a private consultant has also been appointed to suggest ways for expanding the State's silk market.

A primary report, already submitted by the consultant to the State government, has suggested improvements in weaving, stitching, designing, printing and embroidery of silk items, the Minister said.

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