BANGALORE: A seven member delegation from Uzbekistan led by Minister for Light Industries I Khaydarov visited Central Silk Board (CSB) and had detailed discussions with CSB Chairman H Hanumanthappa and Member Secretary M Sathiyavathy to attract investment from India.
Mr Khaydrov said the objective of the visit was to study various sectors of Indian Sericulture Industry to attract investments from India in sericulture sector for Uzbekistan, according to a CSB press release here today.
Mr Hanumanthappa informed the delegation the CSB can provide consultancy services for the development of sericulture and silk industry in Uzbekistan particularly in the areas of research, seed production, project preparation and implementation, post-cocoon technology, marketing and other areas of silk industry.
Ms Sathiyavathy suggested that Research Institutes of Uzbekistan and India can undertake collaborative Research programmes for the benefit of both the countries.
She said Uzbekistan can import high quality silkworm seeds from India for their use.
Addressing a meeting with 11 Seri-business entrepreneurs, Mr Khaydrov said his country enjoys a favourable climate like Jammu and Kashmir which is suitable for Bivoltine silk production.
"The labour cost is very cheap and the cost of production of per kg of raw silk would be around US dollar 20 against the international rate of US dollar 45 per kg."
The members of the delegation included Mr F Rahimov, Sernior Officer, PM's office, Mr Rufiyer Utruss, Chief of Investment Department of Textile, Mr Khudayberdiev, Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade, Mr Doniyor Ibragimov, Counselor on trade and Economic Issues, Ms Zaynutodnova Shaluuoza, Manager Cadre of Spentex Tashkent Neytepa and Assistant of Mr Doniyor Ibragimov, Counselor on Trade and Economi issues, Embassy of Republic of Uzbekistan.