On this occasion, Managing Director Silk Federation, Anand AD Shukla, Vice President Vikram Singh Bisht, Director Management Committee Dharambir Singh Tomar, Manager UCRF Matbar Singh Kandari, Incharge Growth Center Amit Negi and all the employees were present.
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 18 Nov: For the first time, the production of spun silk thread has started at Kathgai by the Uttarakhand Co-operative Silk Federation, from the residual silk waste of silk cocoons used for making silk thread, in its threading unit at Growth Center Selakui. It was formally inaugurated by Chairman, Silk Federation Ch. Ajit Singh. The market value of spun silk thread produced from this Kathgai hand-powered spinning wheel is Rs 4000 to Rs 5000 per kg, which will be used in making thick silk products and carpets, waist coats, mixed silk and silk shawls.
The residual silk waste/basin refuse was being sold to outside traders at a very low price by the Federation, after making yarn in its silk threading unit, as hand spun yarn was not spun in the state. Cooperative Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat and Secretary Cooperative have taken another step towards a complete business model in a phased manner to bring the mantra of Value Addition and Complete Value Chain into reality.
With the commencement of this unit, where four skilled workers will get employment, which will generate 1200 man-days, the Federation will end its dependence on other states on spun yarn for its various products and the Federation will earn about 8.00 lakhs in a year.