India will be fully atmanirbhar in silk production in the next two years: Smriti Irani

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has said that India will be fully atmanirbhar in Silk production in the next two years. Addressing the National level programme on convergence of Agro-Sericulture and eradication of Thigh reeling in New Delhi, Mrs Irani said that raw silk production in the country has increased 35 per cent in the last six years. She informed that more than 90 lakh people have got employment in raw silk production.
On the eve of International Women’s Day yesterday, Textiles Ministry distributed Buniyaad Reeling Machines to Women Silk Reelers to eradicate Unhygienic and Obsolete Thigh Reeling Practice. Mrs Irani said, eight thousand women thigh reelers were identified for providing Buniyaad machines and five thousand women have already been supported under Silk Samagra Phase -1. She said that for the remaining three thousand thigh reelers, fund provision has been made.


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