The Central Silk Board (CSB) has notified newly-developed races of silkworm seed of mulberry and Vanya silk which will help increase productivity and growers' income, the Textiles Ministry said today.
"The recently notified silkworm races will improve the income of the farmers by its enhanced productivity and quality, an official statement said.
Silk worm breeds for specific agro-climatic condition are essential for increasing the productivity of cocoons. Tropical Tasar Silkworm (BDR-10)race developed by the CSB have 21 per cent more productivity than the traditional Daba breed.
"Farmers can get up to 52 kg cocoons per 100 disease free layings (dfls)," an official statement said.
Silk worm breed will help the tribal farmers of Jharkhand, Chattishgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
Multivoltine x Bivoltine Mulberry hybrid(PM x FC2)race of silkworm can produce 60 kg per 100 Dfls and the race is better than earlier race PM x CSR.
Due to high quality silk and significant egg recovery, this race is suitable for the farmers of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Maharastra.
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