Nagaland To Get The ‘Best Eri Silk Producing State’ Award

Eri silk also known as Ahimsa silk- ‘Fabric of peace’- due to its processing which do not include killing of worms

Dimapur, February 6, 2019

The Northeastern state, Nagaland has been selected as the ‘Best Eri Silk Producing State” in India.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio took to his official Twitter account to share the same expressing happiness for the award.

The CM lauded the concerned officials and staff of the Department of Sericulture for this achievement.

CM Rio tweeted, “Happy to know that Nagaland will be awarded the “Best Eri Silk Producing State” in India. Congratulations to the officials & staff of Dept. of Sericulture.”

Eri Silk
Eri Silk: Photo Courtesy: The Textile Atlas

The award will be given by Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at the Ministry of Textiles’ Mega Silk Event on February 9th 2019 during the ‘Mega Silk Event’ which will be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi under the theme “Surging Silk”.

Sushma Swaraj will also honour ‘Best Achievers’ who have significantly contributed to the silk industry as well as ‘Best Performing States’ in implementation of ‘Silk Samagra’ and ‘Growth of Silk Industry.’

The event presided by Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani will also feature the release of ‘Seri-states of India 2019: A Profile’ and ‘Melange Fabric,’ product made from silk waste. A mobile application – ‘E-Cocoon’ will also be launched at the event.