SUALKUCHI, March 22 � An intensive training in silk dyeing, printing, colour fastness, etc., under the Integrated Skill Development Programme organised by the Regional Silk Technological Station, Central Silk Board at Sualkuchi, concluded on recently.
Fifteen trainees of Sualkuchi area participated in the training. The programme included degumming, bleaching and designing of silk, preparatory steps for printing, preparations for printing, paste and types of printing i.e., block, green, rotary hand etc.
The trainees were also imparted fastness testing including washing, rubbing, perspiration light etc. They were also taught about finalising of fabrics and computer colour matching. Aswatha Reddy, scientist and in-charge, Ravi Kumar scientist-C, Soni Vijay Kumar, scientist-C and Dr Rajiv Munshi, scientist B were the resource persons.
Reddy, who was the in-charge of the training, told this correspondent that the Government of India had undertaken such training to uplift the skills of the indigenous artisans.