Time filter

Source Type

Mysore, India

Silkworm is a live machine that converts the leaf protein into silk protein. The quality of leaf influences greatly the growth and health of silkworm on one hand and the quality of cocoon and silk on the other. The author dwells upon this interesting aspect to conclude, healthy leaves leads to healthy larvae and cocoons.

Dayakar Yadav B.,CSRTI | Iyengar M.N.S.,CSB
Indian Silk | Year: 2012

Publication of research papers are broadly indicative of the research works being conducted in a particular field. Besides, it also helps and directs further works to be conducted. A study conducted by Qin Juan, Yuan Lian-wei and XIANG Zhong-Huai analysing the research works in various fields of sericulture across the world is published in Science of Sericulture, 2011, Volume 37, No.3, pages 486-494, in Chinese language. Authors make an attempt to appreciate the efforts made in the original paper, for the benefit of readers of Indian Silk. Indian Silk acknowledges with gratitude, the permission granted by the publishers of Science of Sericulture to publish the extracts and data.

Kirsur M.V.,CSRTI | Ramesha M.N.,CSB | Sinha R.K.,CSB
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

The contributions of Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, (CSR&TI), Mysore, India, in undertaking significant research and development (R&D) efforts in the field of sericulture are discussed. The institute made significant contributions through evolving high yielding mulberry varieties and silkworm hybrids besides popularizing them in the field. It contributed to introducing, encouraging, and promoting science and technology developments related ,to mulberry sericulture in the country. The institute and its activities continued to grow at a significant pace after its establishment in the state in 1961. It expanded to spread to 130 acres from 53 acres initial stages, with 16 well-equipped modern laboratories grouped under five major divisions, along with a large and effective extension network including RSRS, RECs, Sub-units, and Breeding Centers.

Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk | Ramesha M.N.,Indian Silk | Qadri S.M.H.,CSRTI
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

National Conference on 'Sericulture Innovations: Before and Beyond' was organized at the Central Sericulture Research & Training Institute, Mysore on January 28-29, 2011. Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Union Minister of State for Textiles, Govt. of India, the chief guest, inaugurated the National Conference by lightening the lamp. In her welcome address, Smt. M. Sathiyavathy, IAS, Member Secretary, Central Silk Board, Bangalore pointed out the objectives of the constitution of the Board and also establishment of this premier institute. She hoped that the National Conference will come out with tangible and meaningful results. Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi informed that the initiatives to bring activities like mulberry plantation and cocoon production under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana are sure to benefit the stakeholders. On the occasion, Special Issue of Indian Silk brought out to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Institute.

Bagchi S.N.,CSRTI | Pandit D.,CSRTI | Mitra R.,CSRTI
Indian Silk | Year: 2012

Sericulture since time immemorial has been an activity which helped poor people build lives and earn good livelihood. Such success stories have appeared in this column earlier; presented here is a story of the Mondals - Shri Ranjit Mondal and his wife who after losing all their land to the flood in river Bhagirathi, received a new ray of hope from sericulture that helped them come up in life.

Discover hidden collaborations