The Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Santosh Kumar Gangwar will launch Pashmina Promotion Programme (P-3) and lay the foundation stone of Pashmina Dehairing Plant at Pashmina Dehairing Plant Complex, Skalzangling, Leh.
Under P-3, major provision has been made for establishment of latest technology imported Pashmina Dehairing Plant at Leh with total grant of Rs.19.35 crore.The capacity of the proposed new imported plant would be 10 kilogram pashmina per hour with approximate cost of Rs.11 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Leh on 12th August,2014, announced Pashmina Promotion Programme (P-3) with additional financial assistance of Rs. 30 crore for improving quality and quantity of pashmina wool as well as living standard of poor nomads (wool growers) of Ladakh region.
The Ministry of Textiles is implementing Pashmina Wool Development Scheme with the help of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh from 10th Five Year Plan for development of this Sector in Ladakh region. In the 12th Plan, this programme has been expanded with enhanced financial assistance of Rs. 41.21 crore.
Ladakh region produces the finest Pashmina wool (specialty fiber) in the world, which has high demand globally. Ladakh region grow about 45 ton of Pashmina wool every year from the population of about 2.50 lakh Pashmina goats.