Mayurakshi Silk becomes the source of livelihood for Santhal women

Ranchi: The efforts made by the state government is not only shaping a bright future for the silk industry in Jharkhand, but also helping women secure their livelihoods and making them a source of inspiration for all. Ruby Kumari of Dumka is a specially abled woman who received her training in threading and weaving of Mayurakshi Silk at the Production cum Training Centre, Dumka.

Today, the 27-year-old is an expert in shaping silk threads and has become a breadwinner for her family. Like her, many women from Scheduled Tribes in Dumka have become self-reliant and are being appreciated for their work in silk threading and art engraving. The route has been laid out by the government which will ensure that Dumka of the Santhal Pargana region will get its due recognition as the Silk City of India in the near future.

During the financial year 2019-20, 60 young individuals were selected by the state government to be inducted in a one-year certificate course wherein training was given in sericulture, silk weaving and silk printing.

During his stay at Dumka, Chief Minister Hemant Soren visited the Mayurakshi silk production centre.  The Chief Minister has instructed the district administration that all resources should be made available by the government to encourage the production of silk. The move will help more people to gain employment and silk production will become a sustainable source of livelihood for the people in this region.

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