Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / J&K gets its fourth multi-end silk reeling unit
J&K gets its fourth multi-end silk reeling unit
Oct '12
A 10-basin multi-end reeling unit has been set up at Baghat-e-Kanipora in Budgam, Srinagar, under a scheme sponsored by the Centre with an aim to boost the post-cocoon industry of Jammu and Kashmir.
The fourth of its kind unit in the state has been set up with an outlay of Rs. 1.4 million, 90 percent of which was given as subsidy by the Sericulture Development Department (SDD) and the Central Silk Board, Union Ministry of Textiles.
Inaugurating the unit, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, said the unit has a consumption capacity of 30,000 kg of cocoons, and would create around 30-35 job opportunities for youth of the region.
He informed that in order to enhance viability and sustainability of the SDD and the silk industry, the state government has devised a comprehensive program for sustaining pre-cocoon and post-cocoon sectors.
The unit would reel out raw silk from dry cocoon that are being procured from open auction market.
The Minister said extensive efforts of the SDD initiated with funds from the Central Silk Board have considerably increased cocoon production in the region, which is expected to produce historic 300,000 kg of cocoon this year.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Strong rupee & weak trade to affect textile exporters

Textile and apparel exporters' earnings and EBITDA margins will be...

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Myntra acquires InLogg

With an aim to strengthen supply chain and logistics, Flipkart-owned...

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Aditya Birla Group launches new variant Liva Crème

After its successful launch of high quality fabric Liva in 2015,...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

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

April 2017

April 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search