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Handloom clusters of Bihar
Bhagalpur in Bihar is acknowledged as silk city as it is renowned worldwide for its silk production. The silk industry in this city is 200-years-old and an entire race exists that has been producing silk for generations.
Minister discloses Maha 5-year silk plan
Arjun Khotkar, Minister of State for Textiles, Maharashtra said that Maharashtra, which currently lags in silk production, will become the exporter of silk in next 5 years.
Arunachal to develop MSMEs
Arunachal Pradesh’ Commissioner of Industries, Textile and Handicraft, Tahang Taggu said that the State Government has taken steps for development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) even as it has taken up schemes for promotion of handloom and handicraft activities.
Jharkhand plans sops to woo textile industries
Jharkhand plans to launch aggressive initiatives to promote and market its ethnic textile and handloom products in a bid to help its large indigenous community of craftspersons
Kapangan to revive silk industry
Kapangan started engaging in silk in the 1970s, rekindled in 2005 which eventually became the town’s one town, one product and has the widest mulberry production area of 15.75 hectare is hoping to revive the silk industry in the municipality.
India aims to increase silk production
India is expected to be self-sufficient in silk production by 2020 with an annual growth rate of 19 per cent, and the aim is to produce around 34,000 metric tonne (MT).
Zero raw silk import by 2020: CSB
India is marching towards self-reliance in raw silk and plans to bring down imports to zero level by 2020, according to K M Hanumantharayappa, Chairman, Central Silk Board (CSB).
Value addition holds key to future growth
The art of textile making began to develop in the Stone Age. The first textile fabric was probably a nonwoven crude felt, made by compressing loose clumps of fleece from wild sheep. The second stage was invention of yarn which was extracted from various barks of various plants in accordance to their availability.
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