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Babulal,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Khatri R.K.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Sharma A.K.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Sharma V.P.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

A baseline survey was conducted about the dfl intake, cocoon production, raw silk production and productivity/100 dfls which were recorded as 3671 oz, 93.64 MT, 25.50 kg per 100 dfls and 9 MT, respectively in Uttarakhand. It was observed that cocoon production increased to 114.05 MT, while productivity/100 dfls rose to 32.53 kg/100 dfls and raw silk produced was 15 MT. The reduction in defective cocoon percentage from 12 to 8 has been observed. The increase in income has resulted in improvement in the living standards of sericulture farmers, as they could afford better education, clothing, food and residence to their children. Sericulture is a subsidiary occupation unlike southern India, the farmers practicing sericulture are largely marginal and landless, increase in their income has direct bearing on sustenance of sericulture, besides helping to check their migration from rural to urban areas. Source


Babulal,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Khatri R.K.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Sharma A.K.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Sharma V.R.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization | Singh G.S.,Zonal Silkworm Seed Organization
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

Sound silkworm seed sector remains the springboard for development of sericulture. In Jammu and Kashmir, silkworm seed production has been a major problem due to various reasons like lack of high yielding disease resistant silkworm races, inconsistent behaviour of parental seed etc. This article discusses the steps to be taken for developing new silkworm hybrids and also to popularize them among farmers. Source

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