Leh district in Ladakh region of the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has produced 41,700 kg of raw Pashmina wool during the current fiscal year.
This was stated by J&K Minister for Industries and Commerce SS Slathia in a written reply to the state's Legislative Assembly.
The Minister said Leh district produces the largest volume of Pashmina wool in the country.
He added that the Department of Handloom Development has taken several measures for value addition in the handloom sector of the Ladakh region.
He mentioned that the Department had started procuring dehaired Pashmina fibre from Changthang Pashmina Cooperative Society.
He also informed that spinning of the dehaired Pashmina on electric as well as wooden spinning charkhas has been undertaken by the Department.
Fibre2fashion News Desk - India