The Government of West Bengal to establish Natural Fibre Mission in the eastern part of India, so as to enhance natural fibre-based enterprises in the state, according to a fibre2fashion report.
It is been reported the Fibre Mission, set up at a cost of Rs. 2.57 billion, will help in generation of rural employment in 11 backward districts of the state, said Mr. Manas Bhunia, the state’s Micro and Small Scale Enterprises and Textiles Minister.
The Minister said that the Mission would especially help in improving cotton, silk, jute, coir, bamboo and other industries in the state. The eleven districts that are being targeted under the Mission are Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum, Malda, Murshidabad, South 24-Paraganas, Jalpaiguri, East and West Midnapore, as well as North and South Dinajpur districts.