Status of sericulture in india and tamilnadu

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Status of sericulture in india and tamilnadu

  1. 1. STATUS OF SERICULTURE IN INDIA AND TAMILNADU -J.Delince BSA-11-409
  2. 2. STATUS IN INDIA  Second largest producer in the world  Biggest consumer of raw silk and silk fabrics  Due to it’s tropical climate we can get 4-5 crops per annum  It has been found that the benefit cost ratio of sericulture is higher than any other agricultural crops
  3. 3.  But the quality of the silk from multivoltine is comparatively lesser than the bivoltine silk  So it find harder to meet the international quality standards  Also we are finding harder to meet the domestic demands itself
  4. 4. AREA(2011-2012)  At the end eleventh plan the area under sericulture was 1.83 lakh hectares  Karnataka has highest area of about 70,958ha  Followed by Andhra Pradesh of about 40,314ha  Tamilnadu ranks three of about 14,593ha  West bengal-13,557ha  Jammu Kashmir – 7082ha  Assam – 7074ha
  5. 5. SERICULTURE IN TAMILNADU  In India Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, West Bengal and Jammu Kashmir are the states where mulberry can be cultivated  They occupy 97% of mulberry production and 95% of raw silk production in India  Once in Tamilnadu the mulberry is grown in little pockets of about 500 ha(in 1956) in coimbatore and dharmapuri districts
  6. 6.  Due to cost saving techniques, use of chawki worms, use of disinfectants made tremendous improvement in this and now it is about 14,593  And they are cultivated in Kancheepuram, Kumbakonam, Arani, Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli and also have weaving centers with them  Now more than 45,000 farmers are engaged in this field
  7. 7. THANK YOU

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