Sichuan is the primary supplier of raw silk yarn and dupion to Indian manufacturers of silk products. Majority of the mulberry gardens have been destroyed due to the quake, which has led to a sharp fall in production in India.The earthquake and subsequent floods in Sichuan has affected the import prices of raw material, which have gone up by about 30-40 per cent,” Indian Silk Export Promotion Council Chairman T V Maruthi said .Source: The Hindu