Binjhua Tussar and Handloom Clusters resumes production with fresh supply of cocoons

Binjhua Tussar and Handloom Cluster based in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha have initiated their production process. The cluster is being promoted under SFURTI (Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries), the flagship scheme of MoMSME with Binayak Charitable Educational Trust as the Implementing Agency and Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Odisha (IEDO) as the Nodal Agency. KIIT-TBI, the Technical Agency for this project has made one more handloom cluster functional in Mayurbhanj district. The cluster was already functional since August 2021. However, the daily production activities were slowed down last year due to an inadequate supply of cocoon, the primary raw material for Tussar from the registered govt. bodies to the cluster.

The Implementing Agency managed to make the cluster functional by procuring cocoons from SERIFED and Jharkhand Silk Board. Currently, 30-40 women beneficiaries are actively involved in reeling silk yarn and weaving sample fabric. Recently, the cluster has imparted training to 400 beneficiaries on dry yarn and wet yarn reeling under its Soft Intervention activities.

Moving ahead the cluster is planning to converge with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and other State and Central govt. schemes to avail maximum benefits for the cluster stakeholders. 

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