Return to the basics: create jobs in the hinterland

With the launch of a sericulture project in Vidisha, a district in Madhya Pradesh, the lifestyle of the rural women undergoes a metamorphosis

An Army Captain turned farmer traces the silk route to success

Japanese scientists have devised a novel way to process silk yarn into a fine powder. Raw silk is first boiled in an alkali solution of sodium carbonate to decrease its strength. The crushing is

A major programme of beekeeping and sericulture has been launched by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Kenya. The project, it hopes, will alleviate rural

Silk industry wastes containing large quantities of waste pupae can be used as poultry feed, according to researchers of the Department of Chemistry, Cotton College, Guwahati. The scientists have