J&K needs overall development with special focus to boost silk industry

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-06-09 16:00:00 – Srinagar

As Jammu & Kashmir sericulture and silk industry needs an overall development with special focus on cocoon sector, silk cocoon production and productivity, besides dissemination of new technology methods and adopting cluster approach for which Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon convened a meeting to review the measures being taken for the establishment of Silk cluster at Solina Srinagar under the MSME, scheme.

Threadbare discussions were held during the meeting for the production of silk cocoons and identifying of 20 kanals of land in Solina area for the establishment of silk cluster.

Dr Samoon said that the latest production technological inputs, new mulberry and silk worm varieties are slated to be introduced to improve silk trade in the valley.

J&K has vast potential to boost this industry and concerned departments should work with added zeal to give fillip to this trade which will provide ample opportunities of employment to the youth.

He further said that the cocoon production in Karnataka and other cities of India has become most profitable job and a large population is associated with the trade.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director Sericulture, Deputy General Manager NABARD, Director MSME (Dev Institute) Jammu, General Manager SIDCO besides other officers of the concerned departments.

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