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India to raise silk production in North East to beat China
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India to raise silk production in North East to beat China
The Indian Government has invested Rs 690 crore in projects in 24 districts under the North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) to counter China’s growing silk production, Central Silk Board (CSB) chairman KM Hanumantharayappa has said. Six such projects are in Assam, one in Sikkim, two each in Meghalaya and Manipur and the rest in other states.

The scheme is being implemented under two broad categories: the Integrated Sericulture Development Project (ISDP) and the Intensive Bivoltine Sericulture Development Project [IBSDP] covering mulberry, eri and muga, a news agency report quoted Hanumantharayappa as saying.

The scheme is aimed at a holistic development of sericulture in all its spheres from plantation development to production of fabrics with value addition at every stage of production chain.

Northeast India produces all four commercially-exploited varieties of silk — mulberry, muga, eri and tasar, contributing about 21 per cent of the total silk production in the country. Eri silk production reached 3,600 tonnes in 2016-17.

The central government has funded a pilot mulberry project for three years worth Rs. 29 crore at Thadlaskein in West Jaintia Hills district In Meghalaya and also at the government farm at Laban. It has identified three districts in Meghalaya and an intensive awareness campaign will be launched to help draw back silkworm farmers to the trade, he said.

The integrated project for eri, mulbery and muga is in West Jaintia Hills district, Williamnagar in East Garo Hills and Trikkikilla in West Garo Hills district, he added. (DS)

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