Sericulture :: Schemes
 

Schemes under implementation during the year, 2012-2013 by State Department of Sericulture, Government of Tamil Nadu under assistance from Central Silk Board 
Scheme assistance is provided to the farmers and silk reeling entrepreneur involved in Sericulture industry for the following basic amenities required for silkworm rearing and silk reeling.

  • For planting high yielding mulberry varieties.
  • Provision of training to farmers in Mulberry cultivation and silkworm rearing.
  • Provision of training to Silk Reeling Unit Workers in Silk Reeling.
  • For installing drip irrigation system in mulberry garden.
  • For the construction of separate silkworm rearing house.
  • For the procurement of improved silkworm rearing equipments.
  • For the establishment of Micro CRCs.
  • For supply of quality disinfecting materials to Seed farmers and Bivoltine Farmers
  • For the establishment of Multiend Silk Reeling Units / Cottage Basin Silk Reeling units.
  • Health insurance for women sericulturists and workers.
  • Insurance coverage for silkworm crop and assets.

For the implementation of Central Silk Board assisted schemes under Catalytic Development Programme, Central Silk Board has allocated funds for Rs. 1371.50 lakhs. The Government of Tamil Nadu sanctioned Rs. 797.48 lakhs as its watching share to implement the schemes.
Total allocation of funds by both Central Silk Board and Govt. of Tamil Nadu for the year 2012-13 is Rs. 2168.98 lakhs.
  
Western Ghats Development Programme: 2012-2013 
Under WGDP, Rs. 10.50 lakhs has been provided for the year 2012-13. Infrastructure development in Govt. Unit at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari District is being taken-up.
Part - II 
Rs. 18.00 lakhs sanctioned by Govt. under Part-II for purchase of 3 Mahindra Bolero Jeep
Catalytic Development Programme 
For development of Sericulture and Silk industry, Central Silk Board supports different activities of the State under Catalytic Development Programme. Financial assistance is provided for planting high yield mulberry varieties, installation of drip irrigation system, construction of separate rearing houses, procurement of improved rearing equipments, supply of quality disinfectants etc,. The matching share will be provided by CSB as subsidy.
Government Bright future plans for the silk production farmers
Silk production is main source of the rural economic development of so the tamilnadu farmers livelihood to be brightening in the year 2012 -13 years government has implemented the following schemes. Silk production farmers can utilize this opportunity.

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Schemes Activity

Unit

Unit value (Rs)

Subsidy (Rs.)

Remarks

1.

Incentives for planting mulberry

1.00 acre

14,000

10,500

Maximum subsidy for one beneficiary upto 5 acres

2.

Separate room for silkworm rearing stage 1

1,500 Sq.ft

2,75,000

82,500

1 acre Beneficiary minimum 1.00 to 5.00 acre to be cultivates the mulberry.

3.

Stage 2

1,000 Sq.ft

1,75,000

87,500

4.

Stage 3

850 Sq.ft

90,000

63,000

5.

Purchase of silk worm equipments

1 acre

70,000

52,500

 

6.

Drip irrigation installation

1 acre

30,000

30,000

Maximum subsidy of 5 acres ( small and marginal farmers)

7.

Plantation of mulberry tree

1 farmer/ 200 trees only

9,325

6,994

In Fence and furrow corner 6’x6’, 10’x10’ interval for tree plantation

8.

Sericulture industry training

1 farmer/ 5 days

5000

2000 valuable model equipments

Hosur government sericulture school given the training including  accommodation and Transportation charges.

9.

Multi silk spinning

Silk spinning

14,05,000

12,64,500

Machinery subsidy (90%)

Women medical insurane Rs.20,000

           Crop insurance Rs.50,000

Schemes for the Year 2012-13
Central Silk Board assisted catalytic development programme schemes
Eligibility of Farmers: For availing scheme assistance,
a)  The farmers have to plant high yielding mulberry varieties.
b)  The farmers have to rear bivoltine silkworm races.
c)  Farmers who have own land, have an assured source of water, and experience in silkworm rearing.
d)  Application in prescribed format to be submitted through departmental staff of the technical service centre, servicing in the concerned jurisdiction. 


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Scheme

Unit cost (Rs.)

Beneficiary contribution
(Rs.)

1.

Subsidy for high yielding Mulberry

9000/acre

2250/acre

2.

Installation of Drip irrigation system

20000/acre

Nil

3.

Construction of rearing shed - level -I

2,00,000

1,00,000

4.

Rearing Shed - level - II

1,50,000

75,000

5.

Rearing Shed - level - III

75,000

37,500

6.

Procurement of improved rearing equipments

 50,000

 12,500

7.

Micro CRCs

1,00,000     

 50,000   

8.

Multiend Silk Reeling Units

 10,00,000

2,50,000         

9.

Installation of Hot Air Driers

96,000

Nil

10.

Cottage Basin Reelinh Units

2,50,000

62,500

11.

Health Insurance to women Sericulturists and workers

782.00

Nil

12.

Training in Silkworm Rearing

5,000

Nil

13.

Assistance for yarn dying & fabric processing

 5,00,000

1,25,000

14.

Insurance coverage for Silkworm Crop and Assets

363

36.30

Department of Sericulture-TNAU
List of externally funded projects operated in the Department of Sericulture for the past five years (2010 – 2014).

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Project / Scheme

Funding Agency

Budget
(Rs. In lakhs)

1.

Bio prospecting of plant molecules against bacterial disease of silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

ICAR 50 Crore

15

2.

Techno economical empowerment of farm women through integrated farming system approach

DBT, New Delhi

39.21

3.

Livelihood security of marginal sericultural farmers of Tamil Nadu.

TNSCST (DST)

7.23

4.

Biointensive management of mulberry leaf webber for sustainable sericulture.

DST, New Delhi

17.84

5.

Technological empowerment of farm women sericulturists (E 28 OC)

DBT, New Delhi

8.01

6.

Evaluating the suitability of bivoltine hybrids of Bombyx mori in Tamil Nadu

NADP

30

7.

All India Co-ordinated Experiments on Mulberry (AICEM Phase III), CSB, Mysore

AICEM

1.8

8.

Biointensive management of mulberry Leaf webber,  Diaphania pulverulentalis (Hampson) for Sustainable sericulture

CSB

6.20

9.

Impact of foliar and soil application of micronutrients on mulberry leaf quality and silkworm bioassay

UGC

7.96

10.

Molecular diversity and digestive amylase activity in silkworm,Bombyx mori L. for its genetic improvement

DST, New Delhi

14.74

11.

Biointensive management of papaya mealy bug (Paracoccus marginatus) in mulberry ecosystem

Central Silk Board

6.20

12.

Conversion of mulberry silkworm pupal waste into eco-friendly bioproducts

DST, SERB, New Delhi

24.90

For further details contact: 
PROFESSOR AND HEAD 
DEPARTMENT OF SERICULTURE 
TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY 
COIMBATORE – 641 003 
TAMIL NADU, INDIA 
http://www.tnau.ac.in/

   
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