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Indore to become centre for 'Ahimsa' silk production
17
Oct '11
Indore has been selected by the Forest and Sericulture Departments for undertaking production of Tussar silk from Antheraea Pernyi genes of worms.

Tussar is popularly known by its Sanskrit name 'kosa' and is cherished for its natural golden colour and texture. It is extracted from cocoon only after the silk worm larva leaves it, and hence, it is also known as 'Ahimsa' silk, or non-violent silk.

The proposal for setting up a Tussar silk production unit on an area of 950 hectare in Indore circle has been devised under the Vanya Scheme, PC Dubey, Chief conservator of forest (territorial) said. The project has been launched from Tincha village in Indore district.

Around 600 hectares of the proposed area would be in other districts of Indore circle, while efforts would be made to procure 350 hectares of land under the scheme in Indore district.

As per the estimates of Sericulture Assistant Director SS Thakur, if the proposed project goes on successfully, it would facilitate collection of around 20 to 25 million cocoons from Indore circle.

According to Sericulture Field Officer AK Verma, the Antheraea Pernyi worms are found on leaves of arjun, legestromia, saja and wild berry trees which are naturally found in clusters in the wilds of Indore forest circle.

The Sericulture Department distributes worms to the locals at no cost and purchases cocoons from them at a rate of Rs. 1.55 per cocoon. Anyone engaged in cocoon collection can make around Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000 from the activity.

The rearing and collection period for the cocoons is around two months, while November-December is the best season for introducing cocoons, experts say.

During last fiscal, Tussar production was undertaken on more than 100 hectares of land in Jhabua and Alirajpur in Indore circle.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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