BGS procures raw materials from producer groups and processes them at CFSC by charging a reasonable price. The CFSC undertakes the following activities :
1- Dusting- Raw wool is sorted manually and made free from heterogeneous impurities and then washed for further processing that takes place in the carding machine.
2- Carding-The washed and dried raw wool is sent to the carding machine from where it is sent to the Gill Boxes and then further into the Bobber for making the wool tops.
3- Spinning and Milling- The wool tops are converted to wool yarn using the process of the worsted ring frame. It forms spin yarn of different count sand is then sent to the cheese winder. In the next step, it is put in the twister for twisting. The yarn next goes into the cone winder. The yarn of required count is finally obtained.
4- Calendaring & Finishing- The unfinished woolen items like shawl/pankhi/stole/muffler/tweed etc. are washed, dried and finally pressed through the calendaring machine and packed to get the finished products.
Customized processing possible Homegrown facility now gives local wool producers an option to customize the processing, spinning, and carding as per their requirements. This was not possible earlier. All processing mistakes are thus minimized.
Help to Wool Producers The raw wool that comes from the local producers is generally thick with dirt and other impurities. The fibres also contain trapped organic waste. To remedy this, a very specific process of washing is needed. This washing is controlled at strict temperature points. Since the traditional washing system is too rudimentary, it doesn't remove all the impurities and results in inferior quality of wool. However, the same wool fetches 3-4 times the market price once washed, dried and carded at the CFSC.
Helping Woollen Products manufactures The finishing facility enables local manufactures fetch better prices for their products.
The project is helping in enhancing livelihood of the rural community. It is ensuring continued income generation through sustainable natural resource management. Promotion of sheep rearing activity has led to livelihood generation for the communities while preserving the traditional mountain ecosystems.
1: Transportation cost of the sheep rearers has been reduced as locally produced raw wool is processed at the CFSC.
2: Availability of quality carding, spinning, dyeing and finishing facilities for wool processing at the local level has increased the self-sufficiency of the wool producers.
3: Minimum Support Prince fixed by Govt. is being provided to local wool producers.
4: The income of shepherd community has increased due to the surety of purchase of all grades of wool by CFSC. Earlier then were no takers for low grade wool.
5: The project is leading to the revival of the rich woolen handicraft tradition of Garhwal region as the facility has resulted in easy and cheaper availability of raw material and processing facilities. Income boost has been seen for many artisan families of the region thus stopping migration.
6: Better prices for good quality finished products have made this activity lucrative for local shepherds and producers.
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