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Central Silk Board gets new member secretary
Jun '15
H Nagesh Prabhu has assumed charge as member secretary, Central Silk Board under the union ministry of textiles at Bengaluru on June 19. He succeeds Ishita Roy.

Under Prabhu, the central silk board has been assigned with responsibility of overall development of sericulture and silk industry of India, besides advising the union government in the matters related to the silk industry, a communique from the board states.

The Board is implementing various developmental programmes and inter-related supportive programmes as well as research and development schemes throughout the country. The Board is also directly responsible for organizing sericultural research, training of sericulture personnel, basic seed production, reviewing the impact of imports and exports, standardization and quality control measures, and allied aspects of this vocation.

Prabhu earlier served as the joint secretary in the department of health research. He is a 1984 batch of Indian Forest Service and an alumnus of University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. He hails from Chittoor village of Kundapur taluk in Udupi district. (SH)

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