Status of Sericulture in the Country and Ranking of Silk Production in the World (a) & (b) India is the second largest producer o...
Status of Sericulture in the Country and Ranking of Silk Production in the World
(In Metric Tonne)
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Steps taken to promote silk production and exports of silk:
- i. Production of Bivoltine Silk: Bivoltine silk is the high quality mulberry silk produced in India as an import substitute silk. Research and Development has been focused to evolve productive bivoltine hybrids and package of practices for production of high quality bivoltine silk in the country.
- ii. Strengthening the Research and Development system to improve the levels of cocoon production and productivity to develop improved mulberry/ host plant varieties, silkworm hybrids and technology packages.
- iii. Cold Storage facilities and Bivoltine grainages have been strengthened to produce, store and supply quality Bivoltine silkworm seed.
- iv. For production of 3A-4A grade raw Silk from the bivoltine cocoons, Automatic Reeling Machines (ARM)/Units have been established in the country.
- v. Central Silk Board and State Governments mobilize additional funds for sericulture development through convergence by availing the schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) etc., being implemented by various other Ministries of Government of India to create required infrastructure at stakeholder’s level.
- vi. To make the domestic silk weaving market segment stronger and also Indian silk export sector highly competitive, basic customs duty of 10% and 20% is levied on raw silk and silk fabric import respectively.
- vii. Thrust provided on product development & diversification with focus on silk blends and popularizing Vanya silk products in the export business.
- viii. Steps have been taken to promote and establish ‘’Indian Silk’’ as a brand in the global market through generic promotion & to promote Indian Silk with the ‘’Silk Mark Tag’’ to create a Brand image of Indian Silk.
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Textiles of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TEXTILES
STARRED QUESTION No. 384
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.07.2019
STATUS OF SERICULTURE
SHRI PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL
Will the Minister of TEXTILES be pleased to state:
- a) the status of sericulture in the country;
- b) the ranking of India in silk production in the world; and
- c) the manner in which the Government is encouraging production and export of more silk to benefit farmers engaged in sericulture?
MINISTER OF TEXTILES (SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.384 TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.07.2019.