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Development of sericulture industry in Himachal
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Jun '10
A persistent approach is required for development of Sericulture in Himachal Pradesh and six districts of the State, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kangra, Una, Hamirpur and Sirmaur, which has high potential for sericulture development. This was stated by Sh. H. Hanumanthappa, Chairman, Central Sericulture Board (CSB) while presiding over the meeting to review the implementation of Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) with southern, central and northern states, organised jointly by CSB, government of India and industries department , Himachal Pradesh.

Representatives of eight states including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Kerela, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh were present in the meeting to discuss the strategies with regard to developing sericulture as profitable avocation.

Sh Hanumanthappa stressed the need for co-monitoring of central sector schemes for development of sericulture industry in all the states.he said that the production of raw silk had been 19,600 metric tonnes in the year 2009-10 in the country. It was made possible due to concerted efforts of CSB and State Governments who had adopted up sericulture as major component of silk Industry.

Member Secretary, CSB, Smt. M.Sathiyavathy urged the beneficiary states to effectively implement CDP, which had shown encouraging results in respect of sustainability and productivity. She said that CSB schemes were being implemented for improvement in production of cocoon through expansion of existing infrastructure, training, and supply of vital inputs to the beneficiaries and government run centres.

She said that CSB had agreed to open Demonstration and Training Service centre under post cocoon section in Himachal Pradesh by immediately posting technical experts. She said that a new Research and Extension Centre of CSB was likely to be opened in the potential district of the state and the redundant centre was being re-located to the area with vast scope of sericulture production.

Director, Industries, Himachal Pradesh, Sh. J.C. Sharma stressed that to improve the earnings of the hill people of the state, particularly in the lower belt, the cultivation of cocoon crops were required to be done at least three times in a year. He said that the CSB had agreed to undertake off seasonal trial of cocoon cultivation soon. He said that the cross hybrid silk cocoons would be introduced soon in the state. Besides, around 9000 farmers were practising cocoon cultivation in the state.

He said that efforts were afoot to improve the average income of the farmers to Rs.40000 annually from rearing cocoons which at present is quite less. It would not only benefit weaker section of the society but would also open the vistas of self employment, further adding that in the last two years the rates of the cocoon had been increased to Rs.450 per kilogram in dry form.

He said that the CSB had agreed to provide all possible support to firmly establish sericulture industry in the state so that it becomes economically viable, sustainable and eco-friendly industry benefiting large number of population of the state. To achieve this, a joint state level sericulture co-ordination meeting of the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh was also held earlier, said Sh. J.C. Sharma.

Dr.R.D.Singh, Deputy secretary, Sh. A.K. Kulshreshta, Deputy Director Industries, and representatives of other states were also present in the meeting.

Government of Himachal Pradesh


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