To develop silk and cocoon production in “Ghumarwin Cluster Development Project (mulberry sericulture)” the Central Government has sanctioned Rs 2.31 crore. The project will launch soon.

This was said by Central Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, who is also the in charge of the Textiles Ministry, when a deputation of some prominent Congress leaders of Ghumarwin led by local MLA Rajesh Dharmani met him with this request at Delhi recently.

While addressing mediaperson, Dharmani said that he has got the sanction letter from the ministry concerned in this regard only yesterday, saying that under this project 250 families of farmers would be given financial aid and another 110 farmers would be given advanced training in this profession so that they could help streamline the cocoon and silk production here in the district and the state.

Dharmani said three reeling units would also be set up at Ghumarwin under the project which would give a big boost to better quality silk production and better income to farmers. Dharmani said he had also given another detailed representation to the Central Minister urging him to open a “Research and Extension Centre (IEC)” in silk production here in the district for enhancement in silk production activities and advanced research and training. The minister has assured him that this IEC would be opened in next Five-Year Plan when sufficient funds could be available for this ambitious centre.

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