Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Eri-silk production unit set up in North East region
Eri-silk production unit set up in North East region
10
Jun '09
Eri Moths
Eri Moths
In order to provide a thrust to the silk industry in the upper reaches of Assam, what is now known as Bodoland Territorial Area, a spanking new and technologically modern eri-silk unit has been set up in Dimalgaon.

The mill which has been set up at a cost of Rs 30 million is the first of its kind in the North-East region of India which has 840 spindles and a capacity to produce 30,000 kgs of eri-silk yarn per annum.

Traditionally eri-silk yarn is spun on hand spinning devices, or what is called the 'Charkha', but the Centarl Silk Board has conducted trails to produce eri-silk yarn on mechanized machines which have shown encouraging results.

The mill will need around 70,000 kgs of eri-silk cocoons per annum and this is expected to help the small and marginal farmers involved in sericulture activities in the state. Eri-silk yarn is used to manufacture high value silk products.

The Bodo region produces 25 to 30 per cent of the total eri silk production in the region, but nearly 40-60 per cent of eri cocoons produced in the region is transported to others states because of lack of adequate facilities for conversion.

Establishment of this mill will help to provide direct marketing opportunities to the producers, due to which the silk board and the Bodo Council have jointly supported the establishment of the eri-spinning mill.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Bangladesh apparel sector has 95% local investors: BGMEA

Over 95 per cent of the total investors in the Bangladesh apparel...

Textiles | On 18th Feb 2017

Smriti Irani resolves cutting of carpets issue at ports

During a meeting held with stake holders of the carpet weaving...

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh inks MoUs to set up 12 apparel units

At the recent CII Partnership Summit held in Hyderabad, memorandum of ...

Interviews View All

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

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

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search