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Silk Board director explores possibility of development of silk


Seraikela, Sep 22: Director of Central Silk Research and Training Institute, Ranchi, Dr. K. Satyanarayana inspected the Central Silk Board project center at Kharsawan to explore the possibility of developing silk. 

A hot air dryer will be set up at Kharsawan Project Center Kharsawan for drying cocoons on a large scale. The cocoons can be kept in the dryer throughout the year and given to the CFC. During this, the director saw the land for the establishment of Kharsawan Project Center Hot Air Dryer. Apart from this, he gave many directions. On the occasion,  Satyanarayana said that the Government of India is running many schemes for the development of Tasar silk.

The Silk Samagra scheme is to take this industry forward on the path of progress in collaboration with the Central Silk Board and the State Government so that farmers get maximum benefits. The region has great potential for cocoon production. He said that the Silk Samagra Yojana is a scheme of the Central Silk Board to promote the production of silk. The main objectives of this scheme are maintenance of stock of breeders, improvement in breed through R&D projects, development of machine-operated methods, information links related to silk production and use of technology through knowledge system portal, Developing mobile app for stakeholders and seed quality monitoring etc.

The Director said that the target of the Silk Samagra Yojana is to empower the Dalit, backward, poor (including women) tribal families of the society through various activities related to the cultivation of silk. Sericulture in India is a cottage industry which provides a substantial livelihood to the people in villages and towns and has huge potential for income generation. 

During this, mainly Scientist D Dr. Jai Prakash Pandey, Scientist B. Dr. BT Reddy, Advance Project Officer Sushil Kumar Sharma, Assistant Officer Pradeep Mahato, Senior Technical Kamal Das etc. were present.

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