KVIC launches silk yarn production centre in Odisha
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory body formed by the government of India has set up the first-ever tussar silk yarn production centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district in the state of Odisha.
The new centre is expected to boost the production of tussar silk yarn and generate employment opportunities in the state. Tussar silk is one of the finest varieties of silk produced in India.
The centre has been set up at a cost of Rs 75 lacs ($100,000) and equipped with advanced machinery like silk reeling machine, re-reeling machine, spinning machine, and others. The centre is expected to produce around 200 kg of silk yarn worth Rs 94 lacs annually.
“Silk is the timeless heritage of India which is integral to our culture and tradition. It is also a key component of the Indian textile industry, particularly Khadi. With commissioning of this silk yarn production centre, Silk yarn will be produced locally and thus reducing the cost of Silk production. This will give a major boost to the sale of the famous Tussar Silk of Odisha and strengthen the traditional craft of Silk,” KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said in a press release.
KVIC sells official khadi products that include fabric, readymade garments, khadi soaps, khadi cosmetics, khadi incense sticks, and more.
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