Bengal setting up ‘Common Production Centre’ for nolen gur
The West Bengal Khadi & Village Industries Board (WBKVIB) is constructing a ‘Common Production Centre’ for machine-making nolen gur, which are sold in tubes.
The manufacturing centre is coming up in Majdia in Nadia distirct. Till now, the gur for selling in tubes was made by hand, in the traditional way. Now, to increase the amount of gur being produced, automation is being introduced. This would also result in employment.
Two years back, WBKVIB had introduced an all-time favourite item of Bengalis’ – nolen gur – in tubes, like toothpaste tubes. The tubed gur is easy to use and store, and for this reason has become very popular.
WBKVIB falls under the administrative control of the Micro and Small Scale Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles Department of the Bengal Government.
Another good news for those buying the nolen gur tubes is that recently, the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) has increased the expiry period of the tubed gur from 120 days to 180 days, that is, from four months to six months.