What are Chegu and Chengthangi?

Chegu and Chengthangi are the two breeds of Goats in India which render Pashmina. In India the annual production of Pashmina is too less (approx. 40,000 kgs. ). Jammu & Kashmir is the producer state of Pushmina in India. Of the total production of raw wool only 5% is apparel grade. Maximum amount of wool produced in India i.e. 85% is carpet grade. 10% wool produced in India is coarse grade. With 44% production of wool, Rajasthan leads all states in India. Rajasthan is followed by Jammu & Kashmir(13 percent), Karnataka (12 percent) Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana (23 percent).

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