Vision and Mission
The Indian raw silk demand is expected to grow at the rate of 5-7% per annum. The
domestic consumption of raw silk is also expected to grow at the same rate. The
gap between demand and supply is likely to remain in the medium term horizon. In
compliance with the National Fiber Policy, Department of Sericulture, Government
of Karnataka strives to maintain a balance between the interests of all stakeholders
in the value chain, including farmers, reelers, twisters, weavers and value- addition
- The main objectives are horizontal and vertical expansion
of the mulberry area and increase the production and productivity and reduce the
- This will be achieved through encouraging contract/ corporate
farming, market reforms, emphasizing extension activities in new areas in addition
to the ongoing programmes.
- Sericulture is an ideal crop to improve North Karnataka which
has congenial soil, climate, man power and the opportunity for development of socioeconomic
conditions. In this region, through cluster model, sericulture development work
will be taken up. To improve the quality of raw silk, bivoltine hybrid cocoon production
will be enhanced.
- With all these steps, the department has set an aim to increase
the raw silk production to 10300 MT during 2014-15.
- Impetus will also be given for diversification of sericulture
related activities for generation of additional income.