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Activities

 

Mulberry Garden

1. Mulberry Expansion 

During the year 2001-2002 an extent of 5088.42 acres has been brought under mulberry cultivation, against the annual target of 4859.00 acres, under various schemes. The Annual Performance in respect of mulberry area expansion for the last five years is shown in the Table-1

2. Silkworm Seed Production and supply

The production and supply of disease free silkworm seed is continued as the main activity. Against the target of 160.00 lakhs layings for the year 2001-2002 a quantity of 131.500 lakh layings has been supplied to the rearers.

 

The annual performance is shown in Table -2

 

3. Cocoon Production

A quantity of 5882.000 Metric tons of Silkworm cocoon was produced upto the end of March, 2002, against the target of 7200.000 Metric tons, out of which 2721.000 Metric tons of cocoons were transacted in Government cocoon markets. A levy amount of Rs.44.840 lakhs was collected by the transaction of cocoons worth Rs.2989.00 lakhs upto March, 2002.The performance of cocoon production and market transactions are shown in Tables – 3 & 4 respectively

Rearing Shed

Mounting-Polymer Mountage

     

 

4. Raw Silk Production

A quantity of 655.00 Metric tons of raw silk was produced against the target of 800 Metric tons upto the end of March, 2002. The performance of raw silk production in the State is shown in Table -5.   

Harvesting

Cottage Basin reeling

5. Employment Generation.

During the year 2001-2002 against the target of employment generation for 20000 persons, 25440 have been covered. The employment generation for five years is indicated graphically in Table – 6.

 

6. Government Anna Silk Exchange, Kancheepuram 

During the year 2001-2002 the Government Anna Silk exchange, Kancheepuram transacted 137.00 Metric tons of raw silk against the target of 200.00 Metric tons and collected a levy of Rs. 26.020 lakhs upto the end of March 2002. The performance of the Government Anna Silk Exchange is shown in Table - 7.

 

7. TANSILK, Kancheepuram.

TANSILK is the Apex Silk Marketing Co-operative Federation  transacting raw and ready silk yarn and supplying to the Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies and Khadi and Village Industries Board. It has purchased 293.00 Metric tons and sold 302.00 Metric tons of silk upto March, 2002,  against   the   target   of  500.00   Metric  tons  for  the year 2001-2002. The performance of TANSILK for the past five years is detailed in Table - 8.

 

ASSISTANCE PROPOSED FOR THE YEAR 2002-2003

The farmers will be motivated to plant high yielding mulberry varieties like V1, S36, to raise productivity and increase returns.

 

Details of V1 mulberry seed availability will be informed to farmers and extension staff will assist farmers to plant high yielding mulberry variety.

 

The farmers will be trained to take up bivoltine Sericulture and they will be supplied with CSR hybrid layings.

 

The Sericulture Quality Clubs will be provided effective sprayers to take up proper disinfection.  Each club will be provided with a compressor type sprayer to take up disinfection for successful crop harvest. This will spread the message on proper disinfection to avoid crop failures.

 

The quality club members will be taken to progressive areas where the farmers practice innovative technologies developed by Research institutions for skill development.

 

The Silk reelers will be trained for skill upgradation in processing and preservation of bye products for value addition.

 

In order to take up bivoltine technology the farmers will be trained by conducting awareness meets on requirements, and exposure visits to learn bivoltine sericulture practices.

 

Women members’ participation is more in sericulture activities and they will be provided with assistance under various programmes such as cultivation of high yielding mulberry variety, training in bivoltine crops, installation of drip irrigation system, construction of separate rearing houses and procurement of improved rearing equipments.

 

Necessary assistance will be provided to oppressed classes namely SCs / STs / BCs / MBCs for their economic development through Sericulture.

 

Assistance will be provided for adopting water saving technology like drip irrigation.

 

The details of assistance to be provided to the farmers and reelers under various schemes are furnished below:-

 

                  

Sl. No

Name of the Scheme

Scheme Components

Assistance proposed
per Beneficiary

1

Hill Area Development

Programme

a) Sapling subsidy

Rs.605

b) Exposure Training

Rs.500

c) Supply of tool kits.

Rs.320

d) Supply of basic rearing Appliances

Rs.2500

2

Western Ghat

Development Programme

a) Sapling Subsidy

Rs.680

b) Assistance for Training

Rs.250

c) Supply of tool kits

Rs.160

d) Basic rearing appliances

Rs.1250

3

Tribal  Sub-Plan

a) Saplings Subsidy

Rs.605

b) Exposure Training

Rs.500

c)  Supply of training tool kits

Rs.320

d) Supply of basic rearing appliances.

Rs.2500

4

Catalytic Development Programme

a) Installation of Drip Irrigation System

Rs.17000
(SC / ST / Women)

Rs.13000
(for others)

b) Construction of separate rearing house for increased cocoon productivity

Rs.25000

c) Procurement of Improved rearing equipments

Rs.10000

5

SERI-2000

a) Assistance for procurement of compressor power sprayer

Rs.12500

b) Procurement of Consumables and Fertilizers

Rs.10000

c) Exposure Visit

Rs.1560

d) Assistance to procure motor to Charka reeling

Rs.10000

e) Training of reelers

Rs.1000

6

All Schemes

Supply of layings

Layings will be supplied on cost basis

 

All new farmers planting mulberry during the financial year are eligible for availing the financial assistance, as well as technical guidance provided by the Department of Sericulture. The farmers, reelers and sericulture quality Clubs may approach the Assistant Inspector of Sericulture of the Technical Service Centers concerned or the Assistant Director of Sericulture of particular jurisdiction / District for any assistance or information.

 

     TABLE – 1   MULBERRY   AREA   EXPANSION

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(Area in acres)

1

1997-1998

11475

7446

2

1998-1999

5060

7674

3

1999-2000

2525

2836

4

2000-2001

1398

4897

5

2001-2002

4859

5088

 

 TABLE – 2   SILKWORM SEED CONSUMPTION

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(Lakh Nos.)

1

1997-1998

146.00

139.670

2

1998-1999

181.00

139.580

3

1999-2000

193.00

135.631

4

2000-2001

170.00

117.967

5

2001-2002

160.00

131.500

  

TABLE – 3   COCOON  PRODUCTION

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(in Metric Tons)

1

1997-1998

5750

5705

2

1998-1999

8187

5800

3

1999-2000

6000

6383

4

2000-2001

6300

5138

5

2001-2002

7200

5882

 

 TABLE – 4   TRANSACTION  AT GOVERNMENT  COCOON  MARKETS

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(in Metric Tons)

1

1997-1998

2521

2571

2

1998-1999

3022

2349

3

1999-2000

2700

2730

4

2000-2001

3655

2865

5

2001-2002

3563

2721

 

TABLE – 5   RAW    SILK    PRODUCTION

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(in Metric Tons)

1

1997-1998

600

600

2

1998-1999

862

611

3

1999-2000

650

672

4

2000-2001

700

571

5

2001-2002

800

655

 

TABLE – 6   EMPLOYMENT GENERATION (No. of Persons employed)

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(in numbers)

1

1997-1998

57375

37230

2

1998-1999

26316

38370

3

1999-2000

13575

14180

4

2000-2001

10000

24485

5

2001-2002

20000

25440

 

TABLE – 7  PERFORMANCE  OF  GOVERNMENT  ANNA  SILK  EXCHANGE,  KANCHEEPURAM

Serial

Number

Year

Target

Achievement

(in Metric Tons)

1

1997-1998

250

146

2

1998-1999

200

137

3

1999-2000

150

215

4

2000-2001

200

192

5

2001-2002

200

137

 

TABLE – 8    TRANSACTIONS  OF  TANSILK, KANCHEEPURAM

Serial

Number

Year

Physical Target  (in

Metric Tons)

Physical Achievement

(in Metric Tons)

Value

(Rs. in lakhs)

Purchase

Sales

Purchase

Sales

1

1997-1998

500

394

402

5317.14

5471.96

2

1998-1999

500

378

376

5549.00

5565.00

3

1999-2000

500

425

424

5689.59

5709.63

4

2000-2001

500

382

382

5372.00

5777.00

5

2001-2002

500

293

302

4007.77

4142.75