No demand for Kora silk despite awarded GI tag

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Coimbatore
No demand for Kora silk despite  awarded GI tag
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More than 80 percent of the residents of Thiruvallur located near Alangombu and Sirumugai a 40km from Coimbatore are weavers operating the loom engaged in creating colourful designs on soft silk saris adorned by millions of Indian rather than Kora silk. Even though Alangombu and Sirumugai host a majority of the 82 handloom cooperative societies awarded the right to weave and sell the GI tagged Kovai Kora cotton saris.

More than 80 percent of the residents of Thiruvallur located near Alangombu and Sirumugai a 40km from Coimbatore are weavers operating the loom engaged in creating colourful designs on soft silk saris adorned by millions of Indian rather than Kora silk. Even though Alangombu and Sirumugai host a majority of the 82 handloom cooperative societies awarded the right to weave and sell the GI tagged Kovai Kora cotton saris.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Despite-GI-tag-Kora-silk-has-no-takers/articleshow/47034268.cms
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