What is the status of sericulture industry in India?

What is the status of sericulture industry in India?

The total raw silk production in the country during 2020-21 was 33,739 MT, which was 5.8% lesser than the production achieved during the previous year 2019-20 and registered around 86.5% of achievement against the annual silk production target for the year 2020-21.

Which type of industry is sericulture?

agro-based industry
Sericulture is an agro-based industry. It involves rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk, which is the yarn obtained out of cocoons spun by certain species of insects.

Is sericulture a profitable business?

An improvised technique in sericulture introduced by the Department of Sericulture has started paying dividends, with farmers earning profits. Farmers earn an assured profit that ranged between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 75,000 — every 45 days, right from the initial period.

What is the economic importance of sericulture?

Sericulture provides gainful employment, economic development and improvement in the quality of life to the people in rural area and therefore it plays an important role in anti poverty programme and prevents migration of rural people to urban area in search of employment.

What is the scope of sericulture in India?

Sericulture offers career opportunity in Govt. research centers, silk boards, academic fields, sericulture units, agriculture sector banks etc. One can get jobs in Central Government agencies like Central Silk Board/Silk Export Promotion Council/Fao/Nabard, Krishi Vigyan Kendra etc.

What is the present status of sericulture?

Sericulture at present is carried on in many parts of the world. India stands fifth in the production of silk. The other major silk producing countries in order of production are Japan, China, South Korea, U.S.S.R. , Brazil, Bulgaria and Italy.

Where is sericulture practiced India?

Area under mulberry in different states

State Area (ha)
Manipur *25 975
Tamil Nadu 9 491
Uttar Pradesh 5 665
West Bengal 21 358

How much we can earn in sericulture?

Therefore, on average, a Sericulture farmer can earn around Rs. 25,000 per month by starting sericulture farming in India.

How do I start a sericulture business?

The investment to start sericulture would be up to 14,000 excluding the land and rearing places cost. This estimation is for the cultivation of both mulberry and rearing of the silkworm in an acre of land which is irrigated. The income generated with these values would be approximately Rs. 28,000/- per year.

Which plant is important in sericulture?

Mulberry is known in India as “Kalpa Vruksha” as all the parts of the plant have many uses. It is essential to sericulture as the foliage constitutes the sole feed of the mulberry silkworm.

What are career options in sericulture?

What is the work of sericulture?

sericulture, the production of raw silk by means of raising caterpillars (larvae), particularly those of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). The production of silk generally involves two processes: Care of the silkworm from the egg stage through completion of the cocoon.

Why sericulture is important in India?

Sericulture assumes a special significance in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the only traditional Univoltine belt in India capable of producing silk comparable to the qualities of exquisite imported raw silk of standard quality in the international markets.

What is sericulture and its types?

Sericulture is a labour-intensive industry in all its phases, namely, cultivation of silkworm food plants, silkworm rearing, silk reeling, and other post cocoon processes such as twisting, dyeing, weaving, printing and finishing.

What is the percentage distribution of income from silk production in India?

As per the percentage distribution, cocoon producers account for 54.6% ; silk rears share a 6.6% ; Twisters receive 8.7% ; Weavers get 12.3% whereas traders take 17.8% of the income generated from the manufactured and sale of silk. (source sericulture Development department) Sericulture has become an important rural industry in India.

Is sericulture the flagship industry of Kashmir’s economy?

However, during the Afghan rule in Kashmir, the fledgling industry terribly suffered, but the Dogra rulers in early 19th century once more revived the sericulture sector to emerge it as the flagship of Kashmir‟s economy.