Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Jharkhand moves ahead to silk production
Jharkhand moves ahead to silk production
16
Oct '08
India is second largest producer of silk in the world. With silk garments popular all throughout the domestic market, especially in South India, silk industry has continuously been promoted, encouraging different regions to take up the trade.

One such unbelievable region which is a notable producer of silk in India is Bhagalpur area of Singhbhum District in Jharkhand. This region primarily known for cocoon farming has now started producing tussar silk.

An experimental plant was established at the Kharsawa Block in Northern Singhbhum and is said to be doing extremely well.

Sources say that this is an attempt on part of the regional Administration to promote locally manufactured products.

The project is also providing a way to earn livelihood for the rural inhabitants. The tribal women are initially trained to make silk from cocoons and then spin as well as weave the silk into fabric.

Even women from urban areas are trained to do the embroidery work on woven fabric.

These pieces are then sent to towns where group of rural women complete the sarees by applying embellishments and other artistic adornments to them.

Insiders say that a 10-metre silk cloth is made in about three days. Each woman manages to weave about 10 silk sarees in a month.

Depending upon their output, these rural women earn between rupees 1,500 to 3,000 a month while the women involved in it in the town earn around rupees 2,200 to 3,000.

These sarees sell for rupees 3,000 to 3,500 per piece in the showrooms.


Must ReadView All

US merchandise trade with India, 2012–16; Courtesy: USITC

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

India becomes US’ 9th largest trading partner in 2016

In 2016, India became the United States’ 9th-largest single-country...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

GST will lead to further increase of MMF prices

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) rolled out on July 1, 2017 is not...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

Global yarn production improved 30% q-o-q in Q1: ITMF

In the first quarter of 2017, global yarn production rose by almost...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


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



X