SME Times News Bureau | 22 Mar, 2018
will be self-reliant in the production of silk by 2020, said the
Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani in a media interaction on
Union Cabinet’s decision approving the Integrated Scheme for
Development of Silk Industry will help increase the production of
Bivoltine silk (high quality) by 62 percent by 2020.
Minister further said the aim of the government is to increase the
number of people engaged in the silk sector from 85 lakhs to one
crore in the next three years.
said, 50 thousand people will be trained in this sector. Irani told
media that an inter- ministerial committee of related ministries will
be set up under the Textiles Ministry to disburse a sum of Rs. 1000
crores for development of Research & Development.
further the Minister said that under Digital India, web-based
solutions will be provided to farmers engaged in seed production and
other allied activities. Farmers and seed producers will get all
subsidy by Direct Benefit Transfer, she said
minister informed that market development is a very important area
and 21 cocoon testing centres are being set up in the main silk
producing states of the country.
from this, 19 basic silk seed farms, 20 silk worm seed production
centres, 131 chawki rearing centres and 500 acres of land is being
set aside for improved varieties, she added.