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Sahaspur, India

Bhatia N.K.,RSRS
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Basic Seed Multiplication and Training Centers (BSMTC) at the P2 level multiply the nucleus seed into basic seed for its supply to 107 Pilot Production Centers (PPC) for multiplication into commercial seed for commercial cocoon production by tasar growers. One would agree that the PPCs in the existing set-up of seed organization system have a major role to play. Adopted PPCs have shown improvement in their multiplication ratio, but it is still to become consistent for some or the other reason. Further, the Central Silk Board, under its Catalytic Development Program (CDP), has provided intended monetary assistance to most of the tasar producing states with an aim to improve host plantation maintenance, develop chawki garden, procure rearing equipments, crop insurance and infrastructural support to ensure better seed multiplication efficiency at PPCs. Source

Kumar P.,REC | Chaturvedi M.L.,DOS | Khare R.,REC | Bhat M.M.,RSRS | Khan M.A.,CSR and TI
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

Low and unsteady returns from agricultural crops caused Shri Hanuman Yadav of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh to take to sericulture. Backed with technical intervention from REC, Gonda and support from the DOS, his returns from seri-activities increased significantly in a short span of time. The authors narrate his success story. Source

Hussain R.,REC subunit | Shankar J.,RSRS | Himantharaj,REC | Venkobachar,REC subunit
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Sericulture in Karnataka has been a tradition and a reliable source of income to the farmers. Situated 15 km away from the headquarters, it has about 59 sericultural villages and 156 sericulturists with an estimated area of 133 ha of mulberry. There are about 25 sericulturist families in the village. Other agricultural crops in practice are Bajra, Jowar, and ground nut. Sericulture, though a newfound venture, has come to the rescue of farmers became close to their hearts. Malleshagowda Ameregowda Patil was the first farmer to introduce sericulture in Mattur village during 1978. Initially, he planted M5 variety of mulberry in two acres, on experimental basis. Basavaraj Shanabal is yet another enterprising and young sericulturist from Mattur. He adopted new techniques of paired row system of planting, drip irrigation to save water and zero cultivation to avoid chemical fertilizers. Source

B.B. Bindroo focuses on muga cultural operations along with the schedule for different crops to ensure availability of adequate foliage for conducting rearing of increased number of dils and increased productivity. The muga plants grow luxuriantly after monsoon and during cool dry season. The plants tend to become dormant with slow growth and flushes slowly with the rise in temperature in spring. Muga silkworm is multi-voltine and 6 crops are raised in a year, of which two are commercial crops, namely Jethua in the April-May and Kotia in October-November, two seed crops, namely Chotua in February-March and Bhodia, namely August-September and the remaining pie-seed crops, namely Jarua and Aherua. The plantation under Seed crop zone would be sufficient for conducting Chotua seed crop during February-March and the same plantation after bottom pruning in April-May could be utilized for Bhodia seed crop during August-September. Source

Singhal B.K.,RSRS | Khan M.A.,RSRS | Khan M.A.,Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute | Bindroo B.B.,RSRS
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

Mulberry, the sole feed for Bombyx mori, is also known for its medicinal values. Presented here is an update on its potential as an effective medicine for diabetes. Source

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