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Textile ministry gets Rs 6.61 billion under XI Five Year Plan
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Feb '11
The Union Minister of State for Textiles, Panabaka Lakshmi, recently said that, the government has allocated Rs 6.61 billion for the Textile Ministry under the XI Five Year Plan.

Silk production in India has registered a steady growth over last 30 years and has surpassed countries like Japan and former USSR, which at one point in time were the prime producers of silk.

The Minister, while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the two-day national conference on `sericulture innovation before and beyond' held to celebrate 50 years of the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute said that, as India realized a considerable silk production of 19,690 tons for 2009-10 fiscal year, which constituted 15.5 percent of the world's total production, the country now stands as the second largest producer of raw silk, next to China.

Further, she stated that, India is one of the oldest country engaged in the production of five different kinds of silk, including, tasar, muga, mulberry, eri and oak tasar. India also stands to be the largest consumer of silk and imports huge quantity of mulberry raw silk and silk fabrics from China, she added.

The Minister thereby urged the industry stakeholders to take advantage of the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana scheme, which offers a 50 to 80 percent grant on plantation and irrigation of mulberry.

The main intention underlying this conference was to lay focus on up gradation of the technology so as to raise the productivity and quality of the silk. The two-day seminar extended a common platform to the researchers, scientists and academicians to share their views and gain knowledge regarding the latest technology trends.

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