Consider the following statements with respect to sericulture in North East India:
1. North East India produces both mulberry silk and vanya silk
2. Majority of the silk produced in North East India is of mulberry type
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The first statement is correct and has been discussed in the explanation of above question. North East has the unique distinction of being the only region producing four varieties of silk viz., Mulberry, Oak Tasar, Muga and Eri. The North Eastern States contributes almost 100% Muga silk production of the country. 99% Eri silk production is from NE region. While Oak Tasar silk production is 100%, mulberry silk production is only 1% as the strength of the NE Region is in Vanya silks, as a traditional produce. Assam is the 3rd largest producer of silk in the country, after Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

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