Silk Mark to organise expo

Monday, Jul 20, 2015,22:00 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI) is organizing the Silk Mark Expo 2015 here from July 22 to 27.
Informing this at a news conference here today, Organisation Chief Executive office K S Menon said that this was for the eight time the SMOI was organizing the expo and with over 50 stalls set up by weavers and silk producers from across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, Kancheepuram and Dharmavaram.
The objective of organizing such expo in each and every time was to make aware the consumers about the purity of silk as these days the people were being cheated with synthetic silk as the people could not identify which was pure and which was synthentic.
Pointing out that the cost for pure silk stood at Rs 3000 per KG, he said the cost for synthetic silk, which could not been identified by the common people, was between Rs 200 to 250 per kg.
Though Karnatka was producing  60 to 64 per cent of the total silk in the country, Kerala stood at the top in the customers list in the country, he pointed out.
Besides in Kochi, the expo would also be organized in Thiruvananthapuram, Mr Menon added.
Pointing out that the silk industry  brought about Rs 8000 crore business in the country, he said the industry was mainly found in small scale industry in India and it was the livelihood for over 70 lakh people.