De - Gummer, Silk

Silk Cleaning Worker

Minimum B.Sc. (Sericulture)

Not required

The tasks a De - Gummer, Silk is expected to perform include:

Treating silk yarn, cloth or piecing goods to remove natural gum

Filling container with water

Raising water to required temperature

Adding soap or other cleansing agent and controlling temperature of the solution

Placing skeins of yarns in boiling solution or on revolving arms of the container

Attaching cloth or piece goods to suspended rods, canes or metal frames and moving these through solution

Rinsing material in hot water

Draining and cleaning the container

Skilled in washing the silk and getting rid of all the natural gum present on it

Knowledge of the amount of cleaning agents to be used on the fabric

Skilled in controlling temperature of the solution

Skilled in rinsing the fabric without damaging the cloth or hampering the quality of the fabric

Not applicable


Attention to detail



It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile & Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except the spinning sub-segment.

Sericulture, in recent times, has begun to offer a wide variety of employment and entrepreneurship options. Most importantly, every state in India has a sericulture department to focus on rearing of silk worms, production of fibre and marketing. There are many laboratories that conduct experimentation on this natural fibre and these serve as excellent avenues for those inclined towards technology and scientific experimentation. These growing trends will give a boost to the employment in silk and related sector and De-Gummer, Silk can explore various avenues of this industry.

Silk processing units

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated