Pashmina, popularly known as 'Cashmere' is well known for its fineness, warmth, softness, desirable aesthetic value, elegance and timelessness in fashion. It is most luxurious, softer and warmer than superfine merino wool. India produces abouut 40-50 tonnes of fibre annually.

JAMMU, May 22: In the aftermath of death of over 22,000 rare Pashmina goats in the Changthang plateau of Ladakh region due to fodder scarcity during January-February this year, Central Wool Develop

Last year’s unusually dry summer and this winter’s unprecedented snowfall, the worst in nearly 50 years, in Ladakh’s Changtang area has claimed over 18,000 pashmina goats, the source of one of the

JAIPUR: The proposed National Livestock Mission, supported by a budget allocation of Rs 307 crore, is likely to strengthen the animal husbandry industry in the state. Rajasthan is among the leading states in livestock production and it contributes nearly 11% to the state GDP.

The livestock mission will help to attract investment and enhance productivity along with increasing the availability of feeder and fodder. The experts and farmers related to animal husbandry welcomed the step.

Shillong, Oct. 8: Meghalaya is all set to have a wool bank where due weightage will be given to sheep and angora rabbit rearing.

The first ‘wool bank’ in the North East is likely to be set up here in the capital city of Meghalaya with the Central Wool Development Board (CWDB) and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) working towa

Ludhiana: With export of wool and wool blended items from the country dropping 12 per cent (in rupee terms) in 2010-11, the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) has requested to the M

The State Government is going to exchange male sheep of Kumaon and Garhwal regions in order to promote outbreeding among the said species in view of their declining strength and poor production of wool per sheep over the years.

This study aims to estimate the investment and return structure in rearing these goats and production of pashmina so that concrete policies regarding its development could be formulated.

PASHMINA is Kashmiri: India granted, on September 12, the Geographical Indicat-ion (GI) status to Pashmina yarn, produced in th Kashmir valley by Tahfuz (a body of all Kashmiri handicraft artisans). Islamabad filed an objection claiming that the fine wool is also produced in Pakistan. A consultative committee of the Geographical Indication Registry of India rejected Pakistan