GOVenrnment silk weaving factory rajbagh, SRINAGAR.
The J&K State has a traditional base in Sericulture. The Production of Reeling Cocoons has declined considerably in the State resulting in closure of two supplementary silk reeling units, Govt. Silk Filatures, Rambagh, Srinagar and Govt. Silk Factory, Jammu, thereby reducing production efficiency of Silk Weaving Factory, Rajbagh, Srinagar. The machinery is very old and there are proposals of its modernization/re-engineering under consideration with reference to the Project report which was for prepared from M/S Tecsok, Karnataka with financial assistance from the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India which envisaged investment of Rs.532.35 Lakhs for re-engineering of the two Reeling units and upgrdation of machinery in Silk Weaving Factory with augmentation of semi-automatic power looms with Dobby etc. The factory has potential to manufactured silk products in different qualities particularly Chinon, Chiffon, IAL, Charmous which is marketed in plain and prints as well.