India is the number one producer of silk in the world for which there is a huge demand both in the national as well as international markets. Different varieties of silk are reared based on climatic and geographic conditions of which only four Tassar, Eri, Mulberry and Muga are the prominent ones. Tassar and Muga are wild varieties of silk cultivated by silk worms fed on organically grown trees. Bihar, Assam and Chattisgarh are the States where Tassar and Muga are produced.
To showcase all varieties of the textile for the city dwellers, Silk India-2013 is being organised by Abhivriddhi at TTD Kalyana Mandapam, Jaydev Vihar till December 23.
Various silk saree weavers, handloom clusters and silk co-operative societies are exhibiting and selling their products in more than 50 stalls set up at the venue. The objective behind organising the expo is to make accessible the products directly to the customers, without the middlemen, which helps the weavers also to get proper profit for their hard work.
All the products are available at reasonable prices.