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Sericulture Development Policy: Uttar Pradesh

Sericulture, or silk farming, is the rearing of silkworms for the production of silk. Sericulture can be developed in Uttar Pradesh by modernising the techniques. For this silk development department has launched some welfare schemes for the people who are in silk farming. Increase in the sericulture will result in the development of the state. The summary of the schemes under the Sericulture Development Policy of Uttar Pradesh has been enlisted below:

The Schemes are categorised mainly into two parts i.e. Non Subsidy and Subsidy Schemes.

  1. Non Subsidy Schemes:
  2. Scheme for Mulberry Garden, Tasar, Eri Silk
  • Establishment of nurseries for Mulberry Garden, Tasar, Eri Silk
  • Plantation and subsequent maintenance.
  • Strengthening, Repairs and maintenance of various infrastructure.
  • Disinfection for silk worm rearing.
  • Training programmes at district level.
  1. Silkworm seed production scheme
  • Procurement of various materials required for silkworm seed production as well as in Grainage.
  • Maintenance of government silk farms specially for silkworm seed production.
  • Purchase of quality disease free seeds from Central Silk Board, Bangalore.
  • Production of quality silkworm seed for the remaining demand of state.
  1. Employment generation through sericulture in Naxal affected area
  • Selection of farmers in Naxal affected areas of the state for the adoption of sericulture.
  • Training of selected farmers from Naxal affected areas in host plant development & silkworm rearing to make them economically independent.
  • Plantation and subsequent maintenance.
  • Strengthening, Repairs and maintenance of various infrastructure.
  • Disinfection for silk worm rearing.
  1. Awareness and Training Programme:
  • Organising district level seminars, workshops etc. to educate farmers regarding latest technical aspects in the field.
  • Organising state level seminar, workshops etc. to educate farmers, reelers, weavers etc. regarding latest technical aspects in the field of various Sericulture activities.
  • Distribution of sericulture awards to the highest cocoon producers and raw silk producers at state level.
  1. Research and Development scheme
  • To promote research on Mulberry, Arjun and Eri plantation as well as silkworm rearing best suited to different agro-climatic zones of state.
  • To develop appropriate prophylactic method to control silkworm design in order to enhance silk production in the state
  • To develop suitable method of plant disease control in Mulbarry, Arjun and Eri.
  1. Direction & Administration- Directorate of Sericulture
  • This scheme is primarily for the establishment expenditure pertaining to staff salaries, office expenses, travelling & LTC expenditure, vehicle maintenance and other office overheads of the Directorate and field offices.
  1. Subsidy Scheme
  2. Catalytic Development Programme:
  • This scheme comes under Central Sponsored Scheme category and funded by Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Government of U.P.
  • Formulation of various micro schemes for the development of sericulture in the private sector.
  • Selection of beneficiaries and providing of tool kits for Silkworm rearing, rearing house, rearing appliances, assistance for host plant development and irrigation.
  • Strengthening of Grainage and distribution of disinfectant to seed rearers.
  • Implementation of various micro schemes for the post cocoon sector for the development of Computer Aided Design, Modernization of Reeling Charkha and incentive for silk yarn production to the private reeling units.

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