nChhattisgarh’s Kosa Silk will soon be available at markets in Sri Lanka. A memorandum of intent (MoI) was signed by the two countries with an aim to facilitate trade and business among each other.
The MoI was signed between the Chhattisgarh State Handloom Development Marketing Co-operative Federation, BILASA Chhattisgarh Emporium and Sri Lankas Department of Co-operative Development on October 13, the concluding day of India International Co-operative Trade Fair being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
In the pact, the two countries expressed their intention to share their experiences, techniques and ideas on trade and business related to handloom products. They also agreed to explore and conduct trade and business activities and facilitate each other. The MoI was signed for a period of two years.
Sri Lankas Department of Co-operative Development, Assistant Commissioner Nilanga D Somapala said women in Sri Lanka have been showing their keen interest in Kosa silk sarees of Chhattisgarh.
High quality kosa silk with intricate designs have attracted the buyers from Sri Lanka. Chhattisgarh’s tussar silk, gheecha silk, linen, raw silk, Aari silk, matka silk etc have been drawing the attention of women from Sri Lanka because of its uniqueness, he said.