JAMMU: As per the silk revival plan, the government of J&K would be infusing adequate funds into the revival of silk production units to generate a final produce of 10 lac metres of silk annually in the state.
This was revealed when J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti visited Bari Brahmana Industrial Estate and laid the foundation of a Silk Factory and Filature unit on Saturday. She also inaugurated the Government Joinery Mills and inspected the work at the EDI complex.
To be built at a cost of Rs. 16.84 crore, the Government Silk Factory would be constructed in five months.
Mehbooba Mufti also laid the foundation of Government Silk Filatures to be built at a cost of Rs. 6.64 crore which too would be completed in the coming five months.
With the setting up of these units, first of its kind in Jammu province, the silk weaving facility from cocoon to yarn would be made available in Jammu province, read an official handout.
The chief minister also inaugurated the new Government Joinery Mills showroom and display centre. She went round various sections of the Joinery Mills and appreciated the products being manufactured there.
The chief minister, on the occasion, was also briefed about a Silk revival plan by Commissioner-Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar.
The plan envisages revival of Raj Bagh, Solina, Nowshera, Bari Brahmana and other silk rearing units in the coming years. As per the plan, the government would be infusing adequate funds into the revival of these units to generate a final produce of 10 lac metres of silk per annum in the state.