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Sualkuchi, one of the world's largest weaving hubs, is known for silk varieties like eri, muga & paat. In lockdown, it has lost around Rs 100 crores.
Sualkuchi weavers in Assam incurred losses to the tune of over Rs 100 crore because the Covid-19 crisis struck just before Bohag Bihu, the peak sales season.
IIT-Guwahati scientists have been working with silk proteins to create artificial implants that mimic biological architecture of real tissues & bone cartilage.