Sericulture is an agro based commercial industry which involves cultivation of host
plants (Mulberry) and rearing of silkworms for the production of cocoon to produce raw silk.
 Silk is referred as the “Queen of Textiles”. It is known for its qualities like luxury, class
and comfort.
 Silk has been involved with the life and culture of the Indians.
Importance of sericulture
 Sericulture plays a major role in rural employment and a very good commercial business.
 Lot of business opportunities are available in various fields of sericulture.
 It is practiced in various states of India especially in Assam, Jharkhand.
 Non-Mulberry sericulture is practiced in Assam, Jharkhand, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
 More than 8 million people are involved in sericulture.
Why Sericulture?
 Potential employment is generated in rural areas.
 Suitable for Women workers.
 Low gestation period.
 High returns within short duration.
 Mulberry plantation lasts 10-15 years.
 Shorter crop duration i.e., 5-6 crops/Year.
 Most of the activities (garden, rearing, reeling, twisting and weaving) are household.
 Mulberry is also a good fodder crop.
Bombyx mori L. is derived from the Latin name for the silkworm, the silk producing caterpillar
that feeds on mulberry (Morus alba) leaves

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