Mysuru, July 31:- “The demand for the Mysuru silk sarees produced by KSIC (Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation) is high in the market. To meet the demand for sarees; two new organised silk weaving units will be operational soon,” said KSIC chairman and MLA M K Somashekar at a press meet held in the city on Monday.
“The units will be set up at KSIC Mysuru south factory and Channapattana unit. The unit plan is ready and the tender will be called soon. The government had agreed for the unit to be constructed at a cost of Rs 24.07 crore, the government has already released a fund of Rs 5 crore. It will weave 2,10,000 metres of additional silk. The unit will have machines manufactured in India. Channapattana unit will be constructed at a cost of Rs 8.7 crore for which the government is sanctioning Rs 6 crore and the remaining amount will be funded by KSIC,” he added.
“KSIC has not compromised on the quality of silk sarees. Several sellers have been marketing ‘fake’ Mysuru silk sarees and strict action will be taken against such sellers,” he added.