The Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) Limited, Bangalore, which has a silk-weaving factory in Mysore and silk filature in T. Narasipur, opened its new showroom in the Garuda Mall, opp. city bus stand here yesterday.

Presently, the KSIC is selling its products through the five showrooms in Mysore — 1. Factory Showroom, Silk Weaving Factory premises; 2. K.R. Circle Showroom; 3. Zoo Showroom (old), Zoo Garden premises; 4. Zoo Showroom (new) Indira Nagar; 5. Yathri Nivas Showroom — seven showrooms in Bangalore — 1. Jubilee Showroom, Residency Cross Road; 2. Janatha Bazar Showroom, K.G. Road; 3. Gandhi Bazar Showroom (old); n Gandhi Bazar Showroon (new); 4. Malleshwaram Sales Showroom; 5. Jayanagar Showroom; 6. Basaveshwar Nagar Showroom — one showroom in Channapatna, Spun Silk Factory premises, Channapatna; T.Nagar Showroom, Chennai and Hyderabad Showroom, Aameerpet, Hyderabad.

The KSIC is planning to open its showrooms at all the district head quarters and other cities in order to increase the sales.

The KSIC's modern silk filature at T. Narasipura, which is situated 40 kms away from Mysore, produces raw silk yarn from imported reeling machines from Japan and South Korea. The high quality silk yarn produced in the filature from the cocoons is being used at silk weaving factory, Mysore for the manufacturing of world famous 'Mysore Silk Sarees.'

On an average, KSIC is manufacturing about 70,000 sarees per year (about 4,20,000 mts. of fabric), comprising of mainly Crepe-de-chine, Georgette, Tissues with different varieties of gold lace borders ranging from 1/2" to 6" with checks, buttas, prints etc. along with wedding sarees with rich pallu and body.

There are totally 139 looms, both in new and old sheds. The average daily production is about 1,200 mts of fabric. KSIC has full-fledged dyeing and printing sections.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore