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Kashmir’s century-old silk factory reopens after three decades

The oldest silk factory in Kashmir set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years on Sunday.

The oldest silk factory in Kashmir set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Renovation work on the 100-year-old filature in progress at the silk factory at Solina in Srinagar. (Source: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being processed inside the silk factory at Solina in Srinagar on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

A labourer sorting mulberry cocoons inside a silk factory at Solina in Srinagar on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Kashmir is known for producing one of the finest silk varieties which include 'lotus', 'iris', 'tulip' and 'neel'. (Source: PTI)

The factory closed down due to decreased production and huge losses. (Source: PTI)

With the opening of this factory, the silk and wool industry within the state would tremendously benefit. (Source: PTI)

The silk factory in Rajbagh and woolen mills of Bemina in Srinagar are reopening with an estimated investment of Rs 35 crore under World Bank funding. (Source: PTI)

This endeavour will help in complete value addition to the locally available raw material, particularly cocoon, which will benefit cocoon rearers. (Source: PTI)

For execution of this project, skill development training will also be imparted. (Source: PTI)

To ensure better marketing of these products, showrooms will be set up at New Jammu Airport, Katra, and Banihal railway station. (Source: PTI)