Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bhagalpur cluster silk output next only to Karnataka
Bhagalpur cluster silk output next only to Karnataka
28
Jun '10
Bhagalpur is a divisional town of historical importance situated on the southern bank of the Ganga river. The Bhagalpur handloom weaver's history traces back to over 100 years. It was a family tradition among the lower income group of people to take up the weaving job.

There are about approximately 70,000 handloom weavers in Bhagalpur handloom cluster. The major products produced here are Silk Dress material, Sarees, Salwar Suits, Dupattas, Kurta- Pyjamas, Cushion Covers, Bed Sheets, Shawls, Scarves, Curtains, Throws, Table Covers, and Napkins & Runners.

The total value of trade from Bhagalpur cluster is around Rs 100 crore annually. 50 percent of the turnover is from the domestic market and the balance 50 percent is from export market. The Bhagalpur cluster is the second highest in silk fabric production and exports, after Karnataka.

Bhagalpur silk home furnishing made ups are gradually becoming popular in the domestic as well as overseas markets as well.

In Bhagalpur the weavers service centre (GOI) was established in the year 1974 with a view to developing handloom silk industry in the state of Bihar. There has been partially successful in providing training to weavers and in the area of designing, printing and dyeing.

The production of handloom tassar silk in the form of fabric is 200 metric tons annually. 50 percent of the silk tassar fabric is being exported and the balance 50 percent of the fabric is converted into Sarees and other dress materials.

The Bhagalpur handloom cluster has some very good inherent opportunities like; very good export potential for home furnishing value added made ups in the selected overseas countries, brand building for handloom silk value added products in the domestic and international market.

Other opportunities include product diversification like that of home furnishing value added made ups and it has access to a very large Indian market for branded silk products due to the present high growth of retail sales in India.

Click here to learn about Indian Handloom Clusters.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search