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Srinagar, Mar 6 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to revive a wool yarn plant, first of its kind in North India, which has remained defunct for the past 20 years in the summer capital, Srinagar.

This decision was taken during a visit of Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Taj Mohi-ud-Din to yarn plant at Solina, Ram Bagh on the Srinagar-Airport road.

The minister discussed measures for its revival the plant which remained defunct for the last 20 years.

The Minister was informed that with the revival of this plant, the wool industry in the State would get a big boost.

The plant which was so far under the control of Jammu and Kashmir Industries has been handed over to Wool Board recently.

He was told that the plant has a capacity to produce 300 Kgs of yarn daily which can be utilized for manufacturing of crewel, handloom and other products.

The plant being first of its kind in North India would become operational from April 2008.

The Minister directed the officers to put in their best for making this plant functional on modern lines which would go a long way in providing employment to skilled and unskilled labourers besides promoting wool industry in Jammu and Kashmir.

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