JKI to focus on export market: CS

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Inaugurates Export Centre cum liaison Office, New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 25: In a major boost towards increasing JKI sales especially exports, Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, along with Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Saturday inaugurated Export Centre cum Liaison Office of JKI located at State Emporia Building, Baba Kharak Singh, New Delhi.

The facility, having a total floor area of 2700 square feet spread over two floors, will facilitate display cum sale of silk and wool products being manufactured by JKI besides would also be used for institutional sales and as a liaison office for exports.

Principal Secretary informed that modernization of government woollen mills Bemina is under progress and expected to be completed by the end of January 2022 which besides helping in generation of revenue for JKI would also provide a market to the sheep rearers of the UT.

Chief Secretary appreciated the efforts of management of JKI for becoming an economically viable entity and also for providing much needed market to the cocoon and sheep rearers of J&K. He directed the officers of JKI to undertake the branding of its Kashmir silk and wool products besides design support so that the products manufactured are according to market fashion and trends for optimum sale and export as well