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KVIC to begin Pashmina production in UP, says GoI

Pashmina [File Photo]

New Delhi: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) of India has roped in four Khadi institutions from Varanasi and Ghazipur districts of Uttar Pradesh for processing raw Pashmina wool and weaving it further into woolen fabric, an official spokesperson said in a statement.

“The globally acclaimed Pashmina wool products, which are indigenous to the high altitude regions of Leh-Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, will now be made in Varanasi also,” the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSME) India said.

Pashmina weaving in Varanasi will commence from January next year and 20 Khadi artisans will be given 30-day training in weaving, the statement said, adding, about 200 kg of Pashmina wool processed in Delhi will be supplied to artisans in Leh by the first week of December.

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