Raipur. The State Government's efforts to promote the village and forest-based industry has brought some great results. Through the initiative of Guru Rudrakumar, Village Industries minister, Chhattisgarh's famed Kosa Silk may now have a patron in African Countries.
Yesterday, on October 19, the Officials of Village Industries of Chhattisgarh had an online business discussion with the representatives of Zambia, Morocco, Senegal and Guinbois. During this discussion, Sudhakar Khalko, Director of Village Industries, gave a comprehensive presentation regarding threading, weaving and dyeing of Kosa Silk. Later Director Sudhakar Khalko stressed that due to the unavailability of Chinese and Korean yarn because of the Pandemic, demand for the cost-effective, beautiful and durable Kosa Silk will rise. He said that the African trading institutions were enthusiastic in their reception of Kosa silk. He informed that under the Guidance of Village Industries Minister Guru Rudrakumar, village industries products were organized at the International Buyer-Seller Meet. At the Meet, many countries also signed the MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding). Sudhakar Khalko said that recently an MoU with TRIFED had successfully revived the sculptural art in the State.