Sericulture Department

          

Sericulture is an agro based industry, the end product of which is silk. Now a days in   all the developing countries it has been identified as an intensive tool for rural development through  additional employment generation . The district of Birbhum has an age old  tradition of silk culture and the  district has the unique feature of practising both Mulberry and Tasar  .  In case of Mulberry more than 10,000 of families earned their live hood by adopting Silkworm rearing. In case of Tasar it is mostly practiced by rural tribal on forest plantation and in limited cases on economic plantations specially for seed purpose.  Department of Sericulture involved for a holistic development of Sericulture in the district through its Extension services by providing both Technical and financial support to the stake holders

  Status of Sericulture in the district as on 31.03. 2016 
1.       Acerage  under Mulberry :- 4818 Acre
2.       No. of Sericulture Farmers :- 10435 Nos
3.       Annual Production of Mulberry Cocoons : -2533 M.T
4.       Annual Production of Mulberry  Raw Silk :-267 M.T
5.       Annual Production of Tasar Cocoons :- 437 Khan
6.       Annual Production of Tasar   Raw Silk :- 8 M.T

Citizen Centric Activities :

Sl No

                                                                                        Description

1

Supply of Planting material at subsidised rate for New Extension

2

Financial assistance for construction of Rearing House , Grainage House, Vermicompost Shed and Tasar Cocoon Storage House

3

Supply of Pump Set and Rearing Appliances at subsidized  rate

4

Assistance to rearers  for Augmentation for Tasar Host plantation

5

Crop Insurance support for Mulberry (B.V) and Tasar

 

Development Activities :

Sl No

                                                                                        Description

1

Promotion of New Mulberry and Tasar Extension

2

Promotion of improve /hybrid races for qualitative and quantitative improvement at field level.

3

Training on improve Technologies for  the farmers.

4

Mass disinfestation for  Rearing House and implements at field level through SHG to minimise Crop loss due to disease infestation.

5

Promotion of improved  Reeling technology for production of quality Raw silk.

Success Story :-

Sl No

                                                                                        Description

1

Introduction of successful B.V Rearing replacing Multi X B.V during favourable season increasing per capita production from 35 kg to 70 kg.

2

Successful introduction  and popularisation of open space Shelf Rearing method  to make the rearing technology famers’ friendly and less labour consuming  

3

Popularisation of Tasar culture on natural plantation.

List of Forms used by the citizen

Sl No

                             Description

Instruction/Pre-requisite etc

1

Application for construction of Rearing House

 

 

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2

Application for Supply of Pump Set

3

Application for construction of Tasar Cocoon Storage House.

4

Application for Rearing Implements

5

Application for construction of Vermicompost Shed

6

Assistance for Tropical Tasar Rearers


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Contact Details
Office of  Dy. Director of Textiles(Seri)
Suri, Birbhum, West Bengal