Bookmark Bookmark

FIRST-EVER TUSSAR SILK YARN PRODUCTION CENTRE AT CHOUDWAR

FIRST-EVER TUSSAR SILK YARN PRODUCTION CENTRE AT CHOUDWAR

Context:

Recently, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has started a historic initiative to set up the first-ever Tussar Silk Yarn Production Centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district in Odisha.

About the Centre:

  • It was inaugurated on September 24, 2021, by the Chairman of KVIC, Vinai Kumar Saxena.
  • It will ensure local availability of Tussar Silk yarn, reduce the silk production cost as well as create local employment.
  • Tussar silk is one of the finest varieties of Silk. It is distinguished by its coarseness and porous weave, giving it a rugged and rustic appearance.
  • It is set up at a cost of Rs 75 lakh.
  • It is capable of producing 200 kg of silk yarn worth Rs 94 lakh annually.
  • The development assumes great significance as silk comprises nearly 75% of the total khadi fabric production in Odisha.
  • The centre will create direct employment for 50 artisans besides giving livelihood support to over 300 tribal farmers engaged in cocoon farming.

Tussar Silk Yarn:

  • It is wild silk made up of tussar cocoons.
  • It is only produced in India and it is available from October to January.

You might be interested:

INDO-US HEALTH DIALOGUE 2021

INDO-US HEALTH DIALOGUE 2021 Context: On 27th Sep 2021, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar addressed the inaugural session of the 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue ...

11 months ago

RAISING DAY OF MILITARY ENGINEER SERVICES (MES)

RAISING DAY OF MILITARY ENGINEER SERVICES (MES) Context: The Military Engineer Services (MES) is an inter-service organisation with military and civilian components of its officers and subordinate sta ...

11 months ago

HUNARBAAZ WARDS TO 75 DIVYANGJAN CANDIDATES

HUNARBAAZ WARDS TO 75 DIVYANGJAN CANDIDATES Context: On 25th September 2021, as part of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of Antyodaya Diwas that marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen ...

11 months ago

INDIA’S AIRSPACE MAP FOR DRONE OPERATIONS RELEASED BY THE MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION

INDIA’S AIRSPACE MAP FOR DRONE OPERATIONS RELEASED BY THE MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION Context: The Central Government under the leadership of  Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has released ...

11 months ago

One Liners of the Day, 27 September 2021

Important day Theme for World Rivers Day (last Sunday in September) observed on 26 September 2021 - “Waterways in our communities”. Theme for 2021 World Environmental Health Day (26 Septe ...

11 months ago

Daily News Digest:26 September 2021

CHINA DECALARES ALL CRYPTOCURRENCY TRANSACTIONS AS ILLEGALOn September 23, 2021, the Central bank of China has announced all Cryptocurrency transactions as illegal. The Chinese notice has banned all r ...

11 months ago

Provide your feedback on this article: