Jan. 10, 2021

Assam government will provide khadi shirt, eri shawl and eri stole to Grade IV employees in a phased manner, in a move to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and his movement for Khadi.


  • Eri silk comes from the caterpillar of Samia ricini, found in northeast India and some parts of China, Japan.

  • The name "eri" is derived from the Assamese word "era", which means "castor", as the silkworm feeds on castor plants.

  • Eri silk is also known as endi or errandi in India.

  • The woolly white silk is often referred to as the fabric of peace when it is processed without killing the silkworm. This process results in a silk called Ahimsa silk. Moths leave the cocoon and then the cocoons are harvested to be spun.

  • The eri silkworm is the only completely domesticated silkworm other than Bombyx mori.