Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Central Silk Board opens silkworm storage plant in Mysore
Central Silk Board opens silkworm storage plant in Mysore
10
Feb '15
Textiles minister inaugurating cold storage plant
Textiles minister inaugurating cold storage plant
The Central Silk Board of India has opened a newly built, state-of-the-art, high capacity silkworm egg cold storage plant in Mysore. It was inaugurated by the Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

The new plant was necessitated due to increasing seed production targets of National Silkworm Seed Organisation (NSSO) and the leading role southern India has to assume in the coming years in this area.

Up to 1.0 crore disease free layings (dfls) can be comfortably preserved in the plant. In effect, with this plant, the total storage capacity of the Mysore facility would go up to 1.5 crore dfls, the ministry of texties said in a press release.

The size of the cold rooms has been specially designed to suit the requirements of the sericulture industry and to utilize the space effectively for preserving hibernated bivoltine silkworm seed under different schedules, ranging from 4 to 10 months.

The new cold storage plant runs on a Direct Expansion (DX) air-conditioned system, is constructed with pre-fabricated double skinned insulated panel, and is highly energy efficient. The plant is equipped with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based data logger system for automatic monitoring of temperature and humidity inside the cold rooms with alarms. All control panel boards are microprocessor-based, connected with the data logger.

Cold Storage Plants are indispensable in silkworm egg production system, principally to enable uninterrupted and continuous supply of basic and commercial silkworm seed. The silkworm eggs are preserved in these cold storage plants for short term or long term (up to 10 months) to regulate seed supply, matching the demand. (GK)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

PVH Corp Q1 2017 revenue rises 4%

The first quarter revenue of fiscal 2017 at apparel marketer PVH Corp ...

Courtesy: Levi Strauss & Co

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

LS&Co. to fund water saving solutions

LS&Co. will fund to the tune of more than $350,000 the solutions...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints 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

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search