Central Silk Board notifies races of silk worm seed
New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) 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.
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.
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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