Textile Silk Sector



The Sericulture & Silk Sector:

The Silk industry has an unique position in India, and plays important role in Textile Industry and Export.India is the 2nd largest producer of silk in world and contributes 18% of the total world raw silk production.In India Silk is available with varieties such as, Mulberry, Eri, Tasar, and Muga. Sericulture plays vital role in cottage industry in the country. It is most labor-intensive sector that combines both Agriculture and Industry. This sector operates around 54000 villages all over country and provides employment to 6 million people spread over rural areas.

The production process of silk contains a large chain of interdependent operations that provides medium of livelihood to people, including, Silkworm Seed Producers, Farmers-cum-Rearers, Reelers, Twisters, Weavers, Spinners of silk Waste, Traders etc. Silk provides rich dividends with low investment, and it provides returns throughout the year. The total production of silk during 2005-06 was 16,500 MT and Exports were Rs. 2,879.56 crores. Natural Silk Yarn, Fabrics.

Made-ups, Readymade Garments, Silk Carpets and Silk Wastes are the major goods for exports. Central Silk Board

is Govt. authorized body, which is responsible for the growth and development of Silk and sericulture industry.

  • Achieving a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15% per annum.
  • Improving the quality of jute fiber.
  • Value addition through diversified jute products.
  • Ensuring remunerative prices to the jute farmers.
  • To enhance the yield per hectare from 2200 kg/hec. To 2700 kg/hec. In 2010-11.