Silk Technical Service Centre starts training program at Kashmir
The aim is to produce silk fabrics according to the market demand in Jammu and Kashmir.
Silk Technical Service Centre, CSTRI, Central Silk Board, Jammu initiated a Capacity Building Training (CBT) program at JKI Silk Weaving Factory in Rajbagh, Srinagar.
In the conference hall of JKI Weaving Factory, Srinagar, the training program was inaugurated by Dr Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Jammu Kashmir Industries. During his speech, he interacted with the weaver trainees, inquiring about their backgrounds, experiences, and challenges. He appreciated the Central Silk Board’s efforts in enhancing handloom and power loom weaving work for the development of silk business. Dr Gupta viewed the initiative as a valuable opportunity for the weavers to learn from textile experts and designers, enabling the advancement of silk product manufacturing in the Jammu and Kashmir industry.
N S Gahlot, Scientist-D and Coordinator of the training program at Silk Technical Service Centre, CSTRI, Jammu, outlined the program’s objective. The aim is to produce silk fabrics according to the market demand in Jammu and Kashmir. Fifteen visiting officers, along with 17 men and 3 women, participated in the “Silk Weaving Technology” training program, which took place from October 4 to 13, spanning 10 days.
The training focused on enhancing the skills of weavers, maintaining power loom machine parts, and reducing defects in silk fabric. Each of the 20 trainees received a training course kit and weaving materials. Additionally, a wage allowance/honorarium of Rs 1500 was provided to each trainee. After the successful completion of the training, certificates would be issued to all trainees by the Director of Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI), Central Silk Board, Bangalore.
The inaugural program was attended by dignitaries such as Farid Ahmed Kohli, Development Officer (Textiles), Jammu and Kashmir Industries, Jammu; Zameer Sayeed, Manager (Production), Silk Factory Rajbagh Srinagar; and Shahadat Hamid Khan, Deputy Director Silk Mark India, Central Silk Board, Pampore. The event was also graced by other officers and employees.
In total, 30 participants, including 20 trainee weavers, took part in this Capacity Building Training program.
News source: Rising Kashmir