Central Silk Board Current Affairs, GK & News

Sub-Mission on Agroforestry scheme- Highlights

The Central Silk Board (CSB) under the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a “convergence model” in order to implement the “Agro-forestry in silk sector” under the “Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme”. Key Points The MoU was signed in the presence of ..

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Sericulture

Sericulture also referred to as a silk farming, is the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk. Bombyx mori (also known as the caterpillar of the domestic silkmoth) is the most widely used and intensively studied silkworm. History of Silk Historically, Silk was found to be produced in China as early as the Neolithic Period. It ..

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Arani Silk Saree

The Arani Silk Saree is a high-quality ladies saree which is produced on a handloom. It has a good market demand worldwide. Why is it in the news? The Government of India is implementing a Handloom Marketing Assistance (HMA)scheme to provide marketing facility to several handloom products in India including the Arani Silk Saree. The ..

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Minister of Textiles inaugurates two Silk Projects in Assam

The Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani inaugurated two silk projects Soil to Silk Project and Eri Spun Silk Mill in Assam. Soil to Silk Project The project envisages new Eri plantation on 100 hectares and will facilitate post cocoon activities for an on-farm sector like plantation, spinning and reeling. It would generate direct employment for 15,600 people ..

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Surging Silk – Accomplishment and Way Forward

The Ministry of Textiles in association with Central Silk Board had organized an event, Surging Silk – Accomplishment and way forward on 9th February 2019 at in New Delhi. The event was presided over by Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani and Union Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj was the chief guest for ..

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