SME Times News Bureau | 11 Jul, 2019
Under the Central Sector
Scheme Government of India implementing Silk Samagra through Central Silk Board
with a total outlay of Rs. 2161.68 crore for three years (2017-2020) for
development of sericulture in the country, said an official release on
It focuses on improving
quality and productivity of domestic silk thereby reducing the country’s
dependence on imported silk, it added.
Under the scheme, assistance
is extended to sericulture stakeholders for the beneficiary oriented components
like, raising of Kissan nursery, plantation with improved Mulberry varieties,
Irrigation, chawki rearing centres with incubation facility, construction of
rearing houses, rearing equipment, door to door service agents for disinfection
and input supply, support for Improved reeling units like Automatic Reeling
units, multi-end Reeling machines, Improved Twisting machines and support for
post yarn facilities for quality silk and fabric production, said the release.
Under North East Region
Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) implemented to promote Textile Industry in
the North East Region by the Ministry of Textiles, 38 Sericulture projects have been implemented in the
identified potential districts under three broad categories viz., Integrated
Sericulture Development Project (ISDP) and Intensive Bivoltine Sericulture
Development Project and Aspirational Districts.
Total cost of these projects
is Rs. 1,106.97 crore, of which Government of India’s share is Rs. 955.07
crore.Objective of these projects is to establish sericulture as viable
commercial activity in NER by creating necessary infrastructure and imparting
skills to the locals for silkworm rearing and allied activities in the value
chain, said the release.