Sericulture Current Affairs, GK & News


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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KVIC Purchase of Cocoons

The KVIC purchased the silk cocoons from sericulture farmers in Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Khadi Institutions in the state. About the Initiative The KVIC along with the Khadi Institutions in Tamil Nadu purchased about 9,500kg of silk cocoon which is worth more than 40 lakh INR, directly from farmers to aid them in times ..


Short Note : Silk Sector of India

India has always been a major producer of silk in the world historically with evidence of sericulture (rearing of silkworms) observed even back in 2450 BC and 2000 BC. India has in the past traded extensively with other civilizations and is currently the second largest producer of silk after China. Nearly 97% of the Indian ..



Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry: Key Features

The Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry has four components – Research & Development (R&D), Training, Transfer of Technology and IT Initiatives Seed Organizations and farmers extension centres Coordination and Market Development for seed, yarn and silk products and Quality Certification System (QCS) by creating amongst others a chain of Silk Testing facilities, Farm ..


Cabinet approves MoU between India and Japan in field of Silk Industry

The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Japan for collaborative research in the field of silkworm and silk industries. The MoU was signed between Central Silk Board (CSB), India and National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan in November 2016. Key Facts The MoU was of scientific and technological nature. Its ..