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Bivoltine helps Indian silk output scale new heights
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May '11
Since introduction of the bivoltine sericulture several years back, it was for the first time that the bivoltine cocoon production in the country exceeded 1,300 tons, last fiscal year.

Notably, over the last six years there has been a significant reduction in the crop loss suffered by the farmers, which has taken the bivoltine silk productivity to new heights.

Innovations in the sericulture technologies has greatly helped the silk farmers to rear high quality mulberry plants and boost cocoon yield, thus making it possible for the country's silk industry to emerge as a leading player in the global silk market.

Bivoltine sericulture has been developing at a greater pace in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, as the farmers in these states have been productively using new technologies to boost the overall silk production of the country.

Among others, disinfection and disease management techniques, crop management, new species of mulberry and rearing methods were the factors which lifted country's bivoltine cocoon production.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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