SME Times News Bureau | 13 Sep, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has
been apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Central
Silk Board (CSB), India and National Institute of Agrobiological
Sciences (NIAS), Japan for collaborative research in the field of
silkworm and silk industries, informed ministry on Tuesday.
The MoU was signed on 11.11.2016 between CSB and NIAS for initiating a
Collaborative Research for developing prolific bivoltine hybrids of
silkworm suitable for the Indian tropical conditions.
The MoU is of
scientific and technological nature.
It would help in developing
prolific hybrid silkworms, which would improve the manufacturing
capacity and the quality standards of the Indian sericulture industry
and thereby enhance exports of silk and silk products.
It is expected that subsequent to the MoU, the Indian Textiles &
Apparel Industry would be able to produce world class silk and silk
The improvement of quality and productivity would ultimately
increase export of silk products.