Bengal sets up Natural Fibre Mission

The state government has set up Natural Fibre Mission at the cost of Rs 257 crore for development of natural fibre-based enterprises in Bengal.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: July 30, 2012 5:21:55 am

Kolkata:The state government has set up Natural Fibre Mission at the cost of Rs 257 crore for development of natural fibre-based enterprises in Bengal. “This mission will help generate rural livelihood in 11 backward districts of the state,” said Micro and Small Scale Enterprises and Textiles minister Manas Bhunia. He said the mission would help in harnessing natural fibre-based industries like mat,bamboo,babui grass,sisal grass,jute,coir,silk and cotton to aid the rural community. The 11 districts include West Midnapore,East Midnapore,Purulia,Bankura,Jalpaiguri,North Dinajpur,South Dinajpur,Birbhum,South 24-Parganas,Murshidabad and Malda.

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