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FIRST SILK TRAINING CUM PRODUCTION CENTER IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

FIRST SILK TRAINING CUM PRODUCTION CENTER IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Context

The first of its kind Training cum Production Center of Silk will be established in Arunachal Pradesh.

Details

  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will establish the first of its kind Training cum Production Center of Silk in the far-flung tribal village of Chullyu in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The initiative was planned in February 2020 and will be opened in the first week of September 2020.
  • The village was identified for its great potential of silk production and other activities of village industries.
  • The centre will help in boosting the weaving activities in the entire region.
  • The provision for training artisans and providing assistance in the production of Eri Silk, indigenous to the North-Eastern states.
  • It will create sustainable development and generate local employment in the region.

About Khadi and Village Industries Commission

  • It is a statutory body formed in April 1957 by the Government of India, under the Act of Parliament, 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956'.
  • It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • It aims to  "plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary."

About Silk

  • It is a natural protein fiber which can be woven into textiles.
  • The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin.
  • It is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.

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