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Silk factory in Jammu to commence production by Jan 2019

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A unit being set up in district will start production by January 2019, benefitting cocoon growers of the state, an said.

"The order for purchase of has also been placed and tentative schedule of commencement of production in the unit is by January 2019", a of the SIDCO Industrial area said Friday.

The Phase-1 of the project is coming up at a cost of Rs 50 crore and the constructed portion includes Administrative Block of EDI and shall be handed over to the department by the end of October this year, he said.

The shed of Filature costing Rs 5.60 crore is ready, he said.

A total of 30 machines have already been installed in the factory costing Rs 16 crore, he said.

The silk project would benefit cocoon growers of the state from Kathua to Rajouri belt as all the cocoon production in the state is attributed to this belt. Around 70 per cent of the cocoon produced in the state is purchased by buyers from and in open auctions, the said.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 17:05 IST