Sericulture is the science of raising silkworms and extracting silk from mature worms, as well as growing Mulberry, a food source for silkworms. Silk is produced as a byproduct of sericulture, or silk cultivation. The demand for silk in our country and abroad is expanding on a daily basis. As a result, many of them seek to establish sericulture farming in India due to the enormous benefits of silkworm breeding.
Develop sericulture as a profitable and sustainable profession for all stakeholders, with a focus on rural employment and the production of internationally competitive raw silk.
- Achieve long-term output growth by expanding sericulture in new clusters for the benefit of the rural poor.
- Increasing quality through mechanisation and improved technologies.
- Increase production to worldwide standards.
- Strengthening marketing institutions and systems
- To improve research, extension, and training programmes.
- To support and sustain an increase in the area covered by improved mulberry varieties.
- To provide technical assistance and financial assistance in the creation of a suggested microclimate for chowki and adult silkworm rearing and mounting.
- To provide technical assistance and financial assistance for the installation of machinery to create high-quality gradable silk.
- Encourage micro-irrigation to save water and sustain more land under mulberry.
- Encourage farm and livestock mechanisation to reduce labour utilisation and drudgery.
- To improve Human Resource Management by increasing stakeholder capacity.
- To make trustworthy credit available to all parties.
- Promote novel races, manufacturing, and sale of high-quality silkworm seeds through various government and private-sector players (RSPs)
- Farmers (Sericulturists): Farmers who own land, have farmed mulberry, and have set up a facility to rear silkworms in order to produce cocoons.
- Reelers: Convert perishable commodity – cocoons – to a stable commodity – raw silk – through mechanical processes and interventions, with investment and raw material quality fluctuating.
- Seed producers: Individuals who prepare silkworm seeds from disease-free raw material (seed cocoons) received from designated regions of intensive cultivation.
- Chawki Rearers: Individuals who have developed a facility to rear/care for newly born silkworms for up to 10 days.
Subsidy for Italian type filature basin reeling unit
Unit costs and Subsidy (in lakhs)
Unit Cost: 3.54
General category: 75% and value of 2.655
Scheduled caste/ Scheduled tribe: 90% and value of 3.186
Unit Cost: 3.93
General category: 75% and value of 2.948
Scheduled caste/ Scheduled tribe: 90% and value of 3.537
All reelers are eligible
- Prescribed Application form and a photo
- Project Report
- Plan & Estimate
- Reeling Shed documents
Number of days:
30 days from the date of submission of all prescribed documents and subject to availability of funds
ADS: Assistant Director of Sericulture
DDS: Deputy Director of Sericulture
JDS: Joint Director of Sericulture