Jammu, Oct 20 (ANI): Today, the diverse use of silk fabric in clothing, cushions and curtains for home decoration and for wall hangings has led to a rise in its demand. India currently produces 23,000 metric tonnes of silk as against the domestic requirement of 32,000 metric tonnes. But, India is committed to increasing the domestic production of silk, particularly the bivoltine variety, and reduce silk imports from China. Already facing tough Chinese competition, the silk industry is not left behind but has survived because of domestic demand market which is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.2 per cent till 2015-16.