Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Central Silk Board aims to double India's silk production
Central Silk Board aims to double India's silk production
21
Jun '12
The Central Silk Board (CSB), under the Union Ministry of Textiles, is aiming to double the country’s raw silk production to 46,000 tons over the next five to eight years, and make silk a pan-Indian commodity.
 
In 2011-12, India’s raw silk production touched 23,000 tons, rising at a year-on-year rate of 12.6 percent.
 
The Board intends to bring more non-traditional silk producing states like Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar under silk cultivation, while enhancing production in traditional states.
 
Southern and north-eastern states are traditional producers of Mulberry silk in India, whereas other silk varieties like muga, tussar and eri are traditionally produced in Orissa and Jharkhand. 
 
Under the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17), CSB has proposed spending Rs. 27.99 billion for enhancing mulberry silk production in the country. The proposed sum is 2.5 times more than the amount spent under the 11th Plan.
 
The Board also proposes to raise the area under mulberry cultivation by five times from existing 170,000 hectares to 850,000 by 2017. 
 
CSB is also currently discussing technology transfer agreements with Brazil, Thailand and Japan in the field of dyeing, processing, finishing and conversion of silk fabrics. 
 
Hit by financial crunch in Europe and sluggish revival of the US economy, raw silk exports from India dipped to Rs. 21.04 billion during the initial 11 months of 2011-12, a 26.5 percent below exports worth Rs. 28.63 billion registered during the corresponding period of previous fiscal. 
 
Europe, the US and West Asia are the three major silk export destinations for India.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fancycrave.com from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

EU's retaliatory duty on US apparel takes effect

As part of the three-pronged response outlined by the European...

NCC applauds House passage of farm legislation

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2018

NCC applauds House passage of farm legislation

The National Cotton Council (NCC) of the US has welcomed the passage...

Courtesy: Roman Pohorecki from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2018

UK launches inquiry on sustainability of fashion industry

The Environmental Audit Committee of the UK Parliament has launched...

Interviews View All

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search