Since time immemorial Himalayan residents are using wool to meet out their clothing necessities . That is why we see sheep rearing as a common activity in the Himalayan region.
It was to tap this area and develop it into a profitable economic activity, boosting rural economy, generating income and employment that the River View Factory was established by Uttarakhand Khadi & Gramadhyog Board in the 60s. It has 10 looms & 30 artisans working on them. Following activities are carried out at the factory.
- Cleaning & Washing of raw wool.
- Carding of wool.
- Making tape or Gola
- Manufacturing of clothes
These manufactured clothes & wool products are available in following outlets for sale throughout the year :
- Uttarkhand Khadi & Gramodhyog Board Sales Shop Mall Road,Almora.
- Sales Counter, Divisional Superintendent Industries (wool), River View
- Institutional Khadi Centres in different places.
As high as 30% rebate is given during the sale that starts from 2nd october (for 108 days) and 20 percent rebate is available throughout the year.
For further information one may contact:
1- Divisional Suptd. – Industries, Wool River View Factory.
Email: email@example.com ( Ph 05962-230 112)
2. District Village Industries Officer
River View Factory Complex, Almora
Ph. 05962-232306, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: ukvib.org