SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • Markets open on a positive note Wednesday morning  • Paswan interacts with industry on new consumer protection act  • Nelco brings in-flight communication to India  • Taxing retirement income of employees a retrograde step  • 'Listed realty firms log steady sales growth in Q3FY20' 
Last updated: 03 Jan, 2020  

Gujarat Map THMB KVIC opens first silk processing plant in Gujarat

Gujarat Map
   Top Stories
» Paswan interacts with industry on new consumer protection act
» Prime Minister Modi visits Hunar Haat
» District committees, Centre to work closely to push skill devt
» Handicrafts exhibitions in various parts of country
» Exports from SEZ achieve $100 bn mark in 2019-20
SME Times News Bureau | 03 Jan, 2020
KVIC on Friday has opened first Silk processing plant in Gujarat's Surendranagar to cut down the cost of production of silk yarn "drastically" and increase the sale and availability of raw material for Patola sarees ij the local market.

Patola, the trademark silk saree from Gujarat, is considered to be very costly and worn only by the royals and the aristocrats.

The initiative was taken by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The plant has been set up by a khadi institution at a cost of Rs 75 lakh in which KVIC has contributed Rs 60 lakh, said Ministry of Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), adding the unit has employed 90 local women, 70 of which belong to the Muslim community.

"Reason being the raw material silk yarn is purchased from Karnataka or West Bengal, where silk processing units are situated, thus increasing the cost of the fabric manifolds," the MSME Ministry said.

Cocoons will be brought from Karnataka and West Bengal and silk yarn will be processed in-house, thus reducing the cost of production and giving a major boost to the sale of famous Patola sarees, said V. K. Saxena, Chairman, KVIC.

Surendranagar district is a backward district in Gujarat where KVIC has invested Rs 60 lakh to build the Silk Processing Plant, in order to generate livelihood and boost sales of Patola Sarees by making silk more ready available at a low cost, for the Patola Saree manufacturers in the nearby area.Traditionally, every region in India has had its own unique weave for the Silk Saree. It is quite notable that Patola Silk Saree is amongst the top five silk weaves which are desired in every Indian Saree Lover's wardrobe.
 
Print the Page
Add to Favorite
 
Share this on :
 

Please comment on this story:
 
Subject :
Message:
(Maximum 1500 characters)  Characters left 1500
Your name:
 

 
  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
66.20
64.50
UK Pound
87.50
84.65
Euro
78.25
75.65
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 20 Feb, 2020
  Daily Poll
Ease of doing business improved in last one year
 Yes
 No
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» MSME credit gets a boost (2)
 
 
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter