Karnataka minister for sericulture V Somanna last week said the state will make prompt attempts to expand the silk industry to benefit farmers and employees of the Karnataka Silk Industrial Corporation. He was addressing reporters after inspecting a silk weaving factory in Mysuru. Mysuru silk has decent demand and the factory needs to be expanded, he said.

Efforts will be made to upgrade silk factories in Mysuru, T Narasipur and Chamarajanagar after discussion with chief minister B S Yediyurappa, he said.

He also assured of resolving issues of contract employees, who have alleged that they are not getting salaries on time, according to a news agency report.