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The first “Patola Saree” production unit in Gujarat

The first “Patola Saree” production unit in Gujarat

On 3rd January 2020, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission-KVIC inaugurated the 1st silk processing plant at Surendranagar in the state of Gujarat.

Key Points:

  • This will help cut down the cost production of silk yarn drastically and also increases the sale and the availability of raw material for Gujarati 'Patola' sarees locally.
  • This plant has been set up by a khadi institution at a cost of Rs 75 lakh, in which KVIC has contributed Rs 60 lakh.
  • By doing so the unit has employed 90 local women, 70 of whom belong to the Muslim community.

About Patola:

Patola, which is the trademark saree of Gujarat, is considered to be very costly and worn only by royals or aristocrats. The reason the high cost of Patola sarees is that the silk yarn used to make them is purchased from Karnataka or West Bengal, where silk processing units are situated. This increases the cost of fabric manifolds.

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