National Workshop on Silk Mark at Tirupati

An initiative by Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

National Workshop on Silk Mark at Tirupati

Posted By admin | 08 July 2014

The first ‘National Workshop on Silk Mark’ was organised on March 13-14, 2014 by Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The chief guest Smt. S.Ratna kumara, vice chancellor of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV), the state’s local lone all-women university inaugurated the work shop and stressed on the need for utilising opportunity out of the increasing demand for silk in the international market. She reiterated on the increase in women participation in research and development of sericulture to achieve the higher production of quality Bi-Voltine Silk.

Smt. C.S. Rama Lakshmi, IFS. Commissioner, Department of Sericulture, Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh informed that the department has been encouraging and rewarding the women performing extraordinarily in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is noteworthy that women have been naturally gifted with abundant patience and caring hands, which are primarily requisite for success in the sericulture growth.

The interactive workshop on Silk Mark discussed the aspects of importance of quality of silk in building the confidence in consumers as well as encouraging the quality conscious traders and manufacturers and enabling employment generation in sericulture industry.

Practical workshop on various aspects of improvement of aesthetic appeal of Silk products was conducted by speakers from CSTRI, P3D of Central Silk Board & SMOI. They informed the need to follow dyeing and finishing techniques by understanding the basic needs of different strata of end users across the world.