(The Gist of Kurukshetra) POTENTIAL OF SERICULTURE
POTENTIAL OF SERICULTURE
Ever since the beginning of civilization, man has been trying to make use
animals around him for various purposes and to rear them for increasing their
number. In this also, the major aspects being apiculture (Beekeeping), lac
culture (rearing lac insects) and sericulture (rearing silk moths). Sericulture
or silk production is the breeding and management of silk worms for the
commercial production of silk. Sericulture is an important industry in Japan,
China, India, Italy, France and Spain.
Employment generation is one of the major potentials of Sericulture and Silk
Industry in India. The farm and non-farm activity of this sector creates sixty
lakh man days of employment every year mostly in rural sector. The industry
helps to create egalitarian distribution of income as it transfers greater share
of its wealth from high end urban customers to poor artisan classes.