KSIC silk sarees at Rs 4K soon

Chairperson of Karnataka State Silk Industries Corporaion (KSIC) D Basavaraju on Thursday said that a soft silk unit that will soon be set up in Channapatna at a cost of Rs 10 crore will reduce the price of Mysore silk sarees.

The KSIC chairperson told reporters during his visit to KSIC factory in the city, “The Centre had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for Textiles department. The KSIC is likely to get Rs 10 crore. If sanctioned, the funds will be used to set up a soft silk unit on 20 acres of land at Channapatna. A further Rs 6 crore will be required for machinery at the unit.”  He said that once the units starts functioning, it would bring down the cost of silk sarees.

“Starting price of silk sarees is now Rs 11,000. Sarees produced at the soft silk unit will be sold at a cost of Rs 4,000, making Mysore silk sarees more affordable to the public,” he said.


He said that steps will be taken to fill 50 vacant posts at KSIC. “Currently, there are 905 employees, of which 679 are permanent employees while 226 others outsourced. A large number of permanent employees are on the verge of retirement. Applications will be invited to fill these posts too,”the KSIC chairperson said.

He said that an outlet of KSIC products will be launched in Davangere soon.

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