(The Gist of Kurukshetra) POTENTIAL OF SERICULTURE [APRIL-2018]


(The Gist of Kurukshetra) POTENTIAL OF SERICULTURE

[APRIL-2018]


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.

Introduction

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.

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