Ministries/Departments/Organisations. Last modified at 15/02/2019 15:30 by System Account. Sericulture, the production of raw silk by means of raising caterpillars (larvae), particularly those of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). On the other hand, it stands for livelihood opportunity for millions owing to high employment oriented, low capital intensive and remunerative nature of its production.  Regular and quick returns. Cocoon production in Karnataka has picked up to meet the growing demand for indigenous silk.. The very nature of this industry with its rural based on-farm and off-farm activities and enormous employment generation … Barring for a short revival during the First World War, the industry received a set back mainly due to severe competition from imports, diseases and lack of official encouragement. The attempts made in the past were aimed at achieving limited objectives. Adoption of irrigation is bound to increase significantly the leaf yield, the raw silk production and also the income of the sericulturist. In most of the major silk producing countries, the consumption of silk is more than its output. DMPQ- Discuss the major characteristics of Punjabi literature during medieval period. Karnataka is one of the highest economic growth states in India with an expected GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) growth of 8.2% in the 2010-11 fiscal year. The silk industry was in a position to supply to the “Allies” in substantial quantities the much needed silk parachute fabrics and parachute components. However, the course of development of the industry has never been even. Sericulture is one the most important of agriculture and industry sector. In the recently presented Union Budget, customs duty for import of raw silk was raised from five per cent to fifteen per cent. Waste from silkworm rearing can be recycled as inputs to garden. Sericulture in India has a remote past dating back to several centuries prior to the commencement of the Christian era. It generates more employment opportunities when compare to other industry, especially in rural and semi- urban areas. Mysore Silk is synonymous with splendor and grandeur. Sericulture is one the most important of agriculture and industry sector. Abstract: Sericulture is one of the important potential agro- based rural industry in the world. ; It involves rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk, which is the yarn obtained out of cocoons spun by certain species of insects. In the Karnataka state rural and semi- urban areas most of the people adopt sericulture. Per capita GSDP during 2008–2009 was US$1034.9. This only proves that the world demand for silk is increasing even in the face of an invasion of man-made fibres. The project was assisted by the World Bank and the Swiss Development Co-operation and was under implementation from 1989 in 17 major states of India. Jammu and Kashmir State is ideally suited to the development, especially of bivoltine sericulture. Mysore Silk is synonymous with splendor and grandeur. Sericulture is an important means for generating employment, income enhancement crop enterprises, and is a most appropriate household activity. 2)permission can be obtained from the Centre for e-governance by requesting to this email. Sericulture which was considered as a subsidiary occupation in the past is being considered as major activity. mulberry, tasar, eri and muga, chief amongst which is mulberry-silk. About 78 per cent of the area under mulberry is concentrated in the first five districts of the state cited above. On the whole area under mulberry in hects of during 2008-19 is highest 77328 and cocoon production in tonnes is 5597.159 in 2011-12. The COVID-19 crisis-struck grape and sericulture growers all over Karnataka were on Saturday assured of measures to safeguard their produce by the State Government… Even with all this, a high percentage of area still continued to be under rainfed conditions. The product of sericulture, silk, has social, religious significance in the lives of Indians, since is closely associated with all celebrations of milestones of life in India and South Asia. Some districts do not have any mulberry under irrigation. He made available 12 varieties of pure European and Chinese silkworm to conduct experiments in Mysore State (now Karnataka). In recent years, Tripura and Manipur are producing. The dream of this great ruler became true during later period. Directorate of Sericulture and Weaving of Meghalaya helps in promotion and management of Sericulture programmes in the state. Karnataka has been the leading producer of mulberry silk—accounting for more than 50% of its production in the country. Mulberry takes only 6 months to grow for commencement of silkworm rearing mulberry once planted will go on supporting silkworm rearing year after year for 15- 20 years depending on management provided. In the village under study, women are playing an important role in silk rearing and processing activities. The output of silk has been increasing only in China and India. In the context of the ever increasing global demand for silk and the changing fortunes of the sericulture countries, especially the withdrawal of Japan from the scene of international trade, India has a very large untapped potential for the expansion of her sericulture-industry.