Kashmir’s century-old silk reeling factory opens after 3 decades

After three decades, cocoons have returned and silk has started reeling at Kashmir’s century old silk factory. The walls are damp, cob webs still adore its high ceilings and the windows and doors appear decrepit, but all this is no distraction for the workers boiling cocoons and drawing silk fibres in one of the three massive filatures of Jammu and Kashmir Silk Factory situated at Solina in summer capital Srinagar. “It seems a miracle. It is as if the factory has come to life after its death,” said a middle aged Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, in-charge of the filature, who has been one of the men taking care of the government building all these years.