By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 24 Dec: Union Secretary Lokaranjan today visited a silk thread production unit located at Selaqui. Thereafter, he also visited the unit being set up in Selaqui and the retail store of Doon Silk Weaving Workshop.
On this occasion, Secretary, Cooperatives, Dr BVRC Purushottam briefed the Union Secretary about the activities of the Silk Department. He informed the Union Secretary that residual silk from silk cocoons is also being used by the Uttarakhand Cooperative Silk Federation to make silk thread in its threading unit at its Development Centre in Selakui. This residual silk has been used for production of spun silk yarn for the first time at the centre. This was a major step towards a full-fledged business model in silk production in a phased manner to bring the mantra of value addition and complete value chain of cooperatives into reality. Purshottam claimed that the concept of making silk thread from scrap has been actualised now. With the commencement of this unit, several skilled workers would get employment, and this unit would generate 1200 man-days of employment. The Federation would also end its dependence on other states on spun yarn for its various products. He added that the Federation would earn about Rs 8 lakhs of additional income in a year.
Lokaranjan praised the work being done by Secretary BVRC Purushottam and his team in the field of cooperatives. He was also presented a traditional cap, silk shawl of Uttarakhand made by the Silk Federation by Purshottam. On this occasion, President Ajit Chowdhary, Director Resham Anand Yadav, Deputy Director Pradeep Kumar, Manager Matbar Kandari were also present.