SALEM: The Sericulture Department has bagged the Best Stall Award - First Prize under the Government stalls category at the India Tourist Anna Centenary Industrial Fair held on the Island Grounds in Chennai recently.

The exhibition was conducted for a total of 75 days.

The stall established by the Sericulture Department attracted a large number of visitors.

R Haldorai | ENS Coimbatore

THE Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) project has seemingly hampered the sericulture (silkworm rearing) and mulberry plantation in the tribal settlement of Thallanji Vayal, 36 km away from Udumalpet.

The vegetation of Northeastern region is unique being characterized as one of the richest flora in the world, which produces a variety of products. Northeastern India has the highest number of endemic plants, animal and microbial species. Many sericigenous insects along with their food plants are endemic to this region.

Malda, Nov. 27: The sudden cold wave in the district has hit hard the silkworms with thousands dying everyday.

Silkworms feed on the dark green leaves of mulberry plants. The saliva that comes out of the mouth of the grown-up worms forms the silk thread.

The Bangladesh Sericulture Board has undertaken a project to promote and extend sericulture and its industry through entrepreneurship development at different levels of production.

Vikas Sharma / Chandigarh October 20, 2008, 0:25 IST

India is the second largest producer of mulberry raw silk, next only to China accounting more than 15 per cent of the global raw silk production. This study was carried out in Tamil Nadu, which is one of the largest silk producing states in India.

Karimnagar Sept.

Many farmers have switched over to sericulture from the conventional crops of paddy or groundnut in the central districts in the past two years. This has come in handy for officials of the Sericulture Department, which has planned to increase the area under sericulture in the Cauvery delta districts. Encouraged by the overwhelming response from farmers, the Department has planned to bring an additional 550 acres under sericulture (230 acres in Tiruchi district; 117 in Thanjavur; 65 in Perambalur; 112 in Pudukottai and 26 at the foot of the Pachamalai Hills).

Farmers are inclined towards large-scale farming to cut down the cost, while increasing the productivity in the sericulture sector.