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OBJECTIVE :
  • To ensure complete and holistic development of sericulture in Uttarakhand state.
  • To improve managerial and technical skills through training and input supports.
  • To generate employment opportunity to rural mass.
  • Exploitation of locally available natural grown silkworm host plant for economic development of rural mass.
  • Participation of women and BPL families in sericulture development programme.

VISION :

 Production of 2-A grade raw silk.

  • Tie-up of weaver cluster with raw silk production units
  • Emphasis on value addition and to develop the state as producer state as well as consumer state.
  • Increase in present income of rearers through silkworm rearing to a economically viable level by introducing one additional silkworm crop.
  • Adoption of different multiple model of sericulture development, depending on the available potentials and suitability of the region.
  • Development of forest based Vanya Silk( Oak tasar, Muga and Eri).
  • Increase in silkworm host plant wealth through Van Panchayat and Forest Department.
  • Promotion of organic sericulture and water harvesting devices in sericulture programme.
  • Blending of various type of silk yarn with traditional /natural yarn produce in the state.

 STRENGTH :

  • Suitable climate for production of high quality bivoltine silk.
  • Climate & socio economic conditions are suitable for production of all four types of silk.
  • Availability of mulberry trees on bunds and courtyards of farmer.
  • Availability of natural grown food plants.
  • Good research and seed production base and infrastructure of Central Silk Board in the state.
  • Availability of sericulture societies, SHGs, NGOs etc.
  • Availability of cocoon market and reeling units

 DEPARTMENTAL STRATEGY:

  • Communitization of departmental farms.
  • Formations of Self help groups.
  • Involvement of private sector/ NGO.
  • Emphasis on quality production.
  • Training and skill up-gradation of departmental staff.
  • Development of silk weaving.
  • Exploitation of available food plants for the development of Vanya Silks.
  • Development of sericulture through Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
COCOON MARKETING : 
  • Cocoon markets function on open auction system.
  • A revolving fund of Rs. 2 crores with 50% share from CSB has been created to ensure spot and cash payment  to the rearers.
  • Computerized database of each rearer is being maintained.
  • Rearers are ensured cash payment on the same day.

POLICY REFORMS : 

  • Oak tasar culture in upper hills and mulberry sericulture in Doon valley and Tarai.l
  • 31 Govt. farms have been communitized to sericulture Societies and SHGs.
  • Involvement of NGOs for effective extension
  • Formation of Uttarakhand Co-operative Resham Federation.
  • Leasing out of growth center (Reeling units) to entrepreneurs for their
  • Capacity building.
  • Raw silk production only on multi end reeling machines.

NEW INITIATIVES :

  • Promotion of “Vanya Silks”.
  • Promotion of farm to fabric concept/activities for value addition.
  • Consultancy of Chinese experts for qualitative and quantitative improvement of sericulture.
  • Establishment of silk park for promotion of post cocoon activities.
  • Extension of sericulture programme on cluster approach.
  • Strengthening of govt. silk farm specially of upper hills.

SILK WEAVING: 

            No of loom upgraded                                              :           100

            No of new looms installed                                        :           100

            Average fabric production per annum                   :           50000 mts

            Average sale per year                                             :           6.00 Lacs

            Establishment of Silk Park                                       :           01

                                    a. Silk Museum                                            

                                    b. Silk Emporium                            :           01                   

                                    c. Silk Exchange                              :           01

                                    d. Design Studio                              :           01

                                    e. Weaving Workshop                       :           01

                                    f. Silk Fabric Sale counter                   :           01

                                    g.CFC yarn dyeing unit                       :           01

                                    h. CFC fabric processing unit               :           01


 

PRESENT PRODUCTION LEEVL

l  District covered                                                         :           12

l  No of Blocks                                                               :           34

l  Sericulture villages                                                   :           512

l  No of beneficiaries                                       

l  Mulberry (Rearer/Reeler/Weaver)            4200         

l  Oak tasar (Rearer/Reeler/Weaver)            :       500   

l  Area under mulberry plantation in Hect.              

                        A. Govt. Sector.                                  :   500 Hect       

                        B. Private Sector.                               :          

 

l  Cocoon production  

l  Mulberry (Tones)                              :    128 MT      

l  Vanya

            a. Oak tasar (lac Nos)                                   :          

            b. Eri (Kgs)                                                     :          

l  Raw Silk Production (MT)                                       :  16 MT        

l  Silk Fabric Production Mtr)                                    :    70000 MTRS      

 INFRASTRUCTURE:

 l  No of mulberry farms                                              :           71

l  Cocoon Market                                                          :           5

l  Growth Center (Five units, 30 basins)                    :           1 

l  No: of Reeling units  

            (70 basins, private sector)                           :           7

l  No: of Sericulture Societies                          :           111

l  Sanctioned Staff                                                        :           339

l  Present Staff Strength                                               :           170

l  Sericulture training school                          :           1

l  Silk Park                                                                    :           1

l  CFC                                                                             :           1


Source : Department of Sericulture Uttarakhand, Last Updated on 19-06-2018