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J&K govt making efforts to revive silk, wool industry
12
Dec '11
The Jammu & Kashmir government is making efforts for revival of the traditional silk and woollen industries in the State and has introduced various schemes to support and encourage the same, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Surjit Singh Slathia, has said.

After inspecting the Raj Bagh Silk Factory and Bemina Woollen Mills, the Minister said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is quite enthusiastic about development of the industrial sector in the State and incentives are being furthered to the local youth to help them set up industrial units. Moreover, local industrialists are also being persuaded to invest in the State, which would lead to generation of new employment opportunities in the sector.

He informed that a project worth Rs. 66 million aimed at revival of the silk industry of the J&K has been tabled before the Central Government for its approval. The project, Mr. Slathia said, would result in enhancement of production and open new sources of employment in the State.

Stimulated by the efforts of the government, the silk production capacity of the State is likely to grow from last fiscal year's 4,000 metres to 48,000 metres during this fiscal, which is a noteworthy rise in production and the contribution of those engaged in the sector should be acknowledged, he stated.

He stressed that the workers should put in their best efforts so as to register higher profits for the sector. The Minister noted that at a point in time, the State was recognized not only domestically but globally for the quality and quantity of the silk that it produced.

However, the image has now been tarnished to a certain extent owing to several factors including machines getting obsolete, and hence the government has decided to get these non-functional machines repaired or replaced, so as to boost production, he revealed.

Mr. Slathia further said a project of Rs. 25 million has been sanctioned for revival of Bemina Woollen Mills and steps would soon be initiated in the direction of turning it into a profit making enterprise and re-establishing it at its past glorious position.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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