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About Sericulture

Sericulture is the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk. The major activities of sericulture comprises of food-plant cultivation to feed the silkworms which spin silk cocoons and reeling the cocoons for unwinding the silk filament for value added benefits such as processing and weaving.

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Although there are several commercial species of silkworms, Bombyx mori is the most widely used. Silk-fiber is a protein produced from the silk-glands of silkworms.

Sericulture is ideally suited for improving the rural economy of the country, as it is practiced as a subsidiary industry to agriculture. Recent research has also shown that sericulture can be developed as a highly rewarding agro-industry

   
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