Weavers’ woes: Government packages pass them by (Feature) (with images)

February 26th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ali Husain Ansari, a weaver of embroidered Mughal textiles and owner of Abdul Ghani Silk in Varanasi town of northern India, says he has not ... Read more...

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Hybrid silkworms spin stronger silk

January 9th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Hybrid silkworms produced fibres tougher than typical silk and as strong as dragline fibres produced by spiders, which could help make better sutures, artificial limbs and ... Read more...

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PETA India gifts artificial silk sherwani, sari to royal couple

April 25th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) British royals Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will receive a special wedding gift from India - an artificial silk sari and a ... Read more...

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Silkworms can now produce coloured silk

March 12th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 12 (IANS) Researchers in Singapore have succeeded in making silkworms produce coloured silk, a media report said.Eight scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research - a ... Read more...

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Organic cotton and silks get rave reviews at WIFW

October 26th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) While colourful creations in chiffons, georgettes, pure cotton and silks are dominating the runways of the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week(WIFW), a select group of designers ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered silkworms to produce artificial spider silk

September 30th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): In a new advance, researchers at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. have successfully produced transgenic silkworms capable of spinning ... Read more...

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Silk made by common Australian green lacewing toughest: Study

September 10th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 10 (ANI): A new research has found that Australian lacewings build tougher silk than silkworms.Scientists at CSIRO Entomology have learnt that silk made by the common Australian green lacewing can ... Read more...

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What attracts silkworms to mulberry leaves revealed

May 8th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): What attracts silkworms to mulberry leaves, their primary food source, is no longer a secret because Japanese scientists have found that a jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small quantities ... Read more...

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Sericulture gets a boost in Assam

February 25th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem Kamodang Jorhat (Assam), Feb.25 (ANI): Sericulture has the possibility of becoming a major profession here if an attempt is made to induct proper methodologies. To help evolve new strategies for ... Read more...

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For designer Samant Chauhan, silkworm is fashion’s unsung hero

February 3rd, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) He wants to make 'non-violent' silk a way of life. He has also contributed to the revival of the Bhagalpur handloom industry in Bihar. Thirty-year-old designer Samant ... Read more...

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Sericulture provides employment to Tripuras rural folk

May 30th, 2008 - 9:15 am ICT by admin
Agartala, May 30 (ANI): Sericulture has emerged as a profitable employment avenue for rural folk, particularly women in Tripura.Various government schemes for sericulture, which involves growing of mulberry trees for the ... Read more...

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Pune farmers reap profits from sericulture

May 26th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Pune (Maharashtra), May 26 (ANI): Sericulture has emerged as the virtual economic lifeline for farmers in Maharashtra's Pune District. Thousands of farmers in this region are now rearing silkworms and also continuing ... Read more...

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