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Karnataka has the best sericulture,,, What we are talking about ??

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Asked by Shantha, 28 Sep '12 10:56 am
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Yes, Karnataka is one of the leading States where Sericulture is practiced. The districts of Dharwad and Tumkur are the most popular silk producing regions as they have the perfect sub humid to dry semi arid climate. Here the Sericulture process involves two steps.

The first one is the cultivation of mulberry gardens, as mulberry leaves are the only form of food for silkworms.

The second is the construction of a shed to ensure specific climatic conditions of humidity between 70 to 80 per cent and a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.

The process from egg to cocoon takes around a month. Nursery raising, rainwater harvesting, incubation, black boxing, biomass trench system and vermin composting play a big part in the rearing of silk worms in Karnataka.

Karnataka is also the home to Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, which is located in the city of Mysore. This body is the pioneer research institute in the field of Sericulture. It is responsible for develo ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 28 Sep '12 05:14 pm

 
  
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The Mysore Silk is synonymous with splendor and grandeur. Mysore silk has been registered as Geographical Indicator under Intellectual Property Rights. Karnataka is the homeland of Mysore Silk. Karnataka sericulture has a history of more than 215 years. In 1785, the Tiger of Mysore Tippu Sultan established sericulture in Mysore kingdom. He wanted Mysore to be the foremost among silk producing nations. The dream of this great ruler became true during later period. During these years Karnataka sericulture has seen many ups and downs in its long journey. It has transformed into a model in mulberry sericulture in the country. During early 19th century while the world sericulture was collapsing, Mysore Sericulture industry sustained. Though, most of the exotic silkworm varieties perished remained stable through this period, and even today it is the back bone of mulberry sericulture in India.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 28 Sep '12 11:09 am

 
  
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We are talking about mulberry leaves, caterpillars, cocoons and finally the silk thread extracted from those cocoons. That's what is labeled as Mysore Silk later on.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 28 Sep '12 11:06 am

 
  
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Answered by Karthik N, 28 Sep '12 03:15 pm

 
  
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To begin with, India was planning to go for production of the best silk of international grade by getting the best genetic material of mulberry plants and silkworms from Japan and Thailand. This would not only increase the production of quality silk, but would also push up exports and improve economic conditions of all the stakeholders, she said.

Referring to the reduction in duty on silk imports from 20 to 5 per cent, she said the CSB was requesting the Centre to increase it to 20 per cent. At the same time, she sought to allay fears that reduction in import duty would impact the domestic producers by pointing out that domestic rates of silk had gone up. Similarly, the fear of China dumping its cheap silk in Indian market had become a thing of the past at least for now as the Chinese silk prices had increased to Rs. 2,700 a kg as against the Indian silk rate of Rs. 2,400 a kg, she said.
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Answered by anil garg, 28 Sep '12 02:03 pm

 
  
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Mysore silk
Answered by aflatoon, 28 Sep '12 11:08 am

 
  
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Mysore silk
Answered by Manju Sikri, 28 Sep '12 11:00 am

 
  
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Mysore silk
Answered by iqbal seth, 28 Sep '12 10:57 am

 
  
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