Dean and Faculty members of Faculty of Fashion & Design attended Surging Silk Mega Event organized by the Ministry of Textiles and Central Silk Board on 09 February 2019. In this event, the Ministry of Textiles and Central Silk Board distributed ‘Buniyaad Tasar Silk Reeling Machines’ for women from tribal areas to enhance their income.
The award was given by Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at the Ministry of Textiles Mega Silk Event. Union Minister of Textiles Minister Zubin Irani in her speech said that “Buniyad reeling machine will not only rid the woman reelers of the painful practice of thigh reeling but also enhance their income and help them live a dignified life”.
The machine developed by Central Silk Technological Research Institute in association with an entrepreneur from Champa in Chhattisgarh will improve the quality and productivity of Tasar silk yarn and reduce the drudgery of women. It is planned to eradicate thigh reeling and replace it with Buniyaad reeling machine by end of March 2020.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj assured the Textiles ministry to provide all support for promoting global trade of silk. She said that silk is a strong commodity and there is a huge demand for it in the international market. Talking about the popularity of Indian silk saree, Swaraj said her counterparts during the United Nations General Assembly meetings, often ask about the wide variety of color, pattern and different designs of these fabrics. During the event, the best achievers of silk industry across various segments of sericulture were honored.