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Welcome to Directorate of Sericulture Uttarakhand.

After the Creation of Uttarakhand state in November 9, 2000 as 27th state of India. It was felt by Govt. of Uttarakhand that vide extension of sericulture in all over the state it is necessary to establish a separate Directorate.

Through which DOS Uttarakhand can generate the employment opportunities for unemployed people as well as up-liftment of the socio economic condition of rural people in the state. After some time in year 2001 A separate Directorate of Sericulture Uttarakhand was established in the state by Govt. of Uttarakhand under the Ministry of Horticulture.

Since inception DOS Uttarakhand was already a vast infrastructure for development of various type of sericulture in the state.

But a newly created Uttarakhand state has a long traditional and great history of silk production. Its is being told that Captain Hutton introduced sericulture in the hills of Mussoorie in the year 1858 and Messers Lister & Company took up commercial production of silk in a village on Dehradun - Haridwar Road,  which is later named as “Resham Majari”.

Uttarakhand state is the only state which is producing all four kind of cocoon viz Mulberry, Oak tasar, Muga and Ericulture. But Uttarakhand also known as “Bowl of Bivoltine silk in India” because of its high quality Bivoltine cocoons of International grade.

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Source : Department of Sericulture Uttarakhand, Last Updated on 01-04-2022