Climate (Karimganj District Statistics)
Statistical Databank of Karimganj - Sericulture & Weaving
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 SERICULTURE IN KARIMGANJ DISTRICT

Sericulture is one of the agro based labour intensive occupation mainly practised by socially and economically backward classes. It contribute substantially in the rural economy of Assam. It has tremendous potentiality in generating self employment among rural youths and women flock. Like in other District Sericulture is not practiced extensively in Karimganj District. It is confined to some pockets only. Presently 876 families are directly involved in Sericulture activities. Out of which 326 and 145 families belong to SC and ST respectively.

Eri culture is mainly practiced traditionally in Badarpur, North Karimganj development Block areas whereas Mulberry culture is predominant in Dullavcherra and Patharkandi Development Block areas. Muga culture is quite new in Karimganj. Only during last 9th plan period Muga culture has been introduced in the District.

Sericulture department has a good Network in the District with the Asstt. Director office at the District Head Quarter. Department has following institutions which are offering technical and material support like food plants, seeds etc. to the farmers.

  1.  Eri seed grainage, Adorkona.

  2.  Collective Mulbery Garden, Adorkona.

  3. Eri concentration centre, Khola.

  4. Eri spinning training centre, Khola.

  5. Eri concentration centre, Tajpur.

  6. Collective Mulbery Garden, Dullavcherra.

  7. Chowki rearing centre, Dullavcherra.

All the institutions are equipped with required man power. But due to lack of technical building fencings, desired service could not be rendered to the people. Apart from these, 7 sericulture circles with one Demonstrator in each are located in potential areas. These are :-

                           1 . Adorkona        2. Borgool        3. Nivia        4. Patharkandi        5. Dullavcherra        6. Khola        7. Tajpur

PRESENT INITIATIVES

 

1.         Catalytic Development Programme:

It is a centrally sponsored scheme under which following beneficiaries have been covered during 2010 2011 (in Nos.)

            a)         Augmentation of Muga Food Plants              :              Nos. 50
            b)         Augmentation of Eri food Plants                  :              Nos. 50
            c)         Construction of Eri Rearing house                :              Nos. 50
            d)         Construction of Mulbery Rearing House         :              Nos. Nil
            e)         Mulbery plantation                                    :              Nos. Nil

            Plan Allocation for 2011 2012:

        For expansion and development of sericulture sector in Karimganj, following allocation have been received in the year 2011 2012.

           Plan General                                                    :           Rs. 2.8475 Lakhs
           Tribal Sub Plan                                                :            Rs. 0.7960 Lakhs
           Schedule Caste component Plan                         :           Rs. 1.6925 Lakhs

 

Statistics on Sericulture

 

Item

Unit

Reference Year

 

 

 

2010

2011

1.

Total Sericulture villages

No.

112

112

2.

Families engaged in:

 

 

 

 

(a) Eri

No.

1550

1645

 

(b) Muga

No.

300

438

 

(c) Mulbery

No.

220

240

3.

Total area under worm food plants:

 

 

 

 

(a) Eri

Hect.

8.67

14.5

 

(b) Muga

Hect.

19.3

30.55

 

(c) Pat

Hect.

8.04

10.21

4.

Yield of cocoons:

 

 

 

 

(a) Eri

Kg.

8922.5

10450.0

 

(b) Muga

No.

145800

200500

 

(c) Pat

Kg. R/C

84.3

301.04

5.

Silk Yarn Produced:

 

 

 

 

(a) Eri

Kg.

7821.50

8300.00

 

(b) Muga

Kg.

29.00

40.00

 

(c) Pat

Kg.

7.00

25.00

6.

Raw silk produced:

 

 

 

 

(a) Mulbery

Kg.

7.00

25.00

 

(b) Non-Mulbery

 

 

 

 

(i) Eri

Kg.

7821.50

8300.00

 

(ii) Muga

Kg.

29.00

40.00

7.

Silk Yarn Produced:

 

 

 

 

(a) Spun Silk

Kg.

-

-

 

(b) Noil Silk

Kg.

-

-

 

(c) Hand Silk

Kg.

-

-

8.

Spinning Charkhas working

No.

-

-

9.

Total Reeling Units

No.

-

-

10.

Improved Basin Establishment

No.

-

-

11.

Quantity of Cocoons Reeled

Kg.

-

-

12.

Quantity of Raw Silk Produced

Kg.

-

-

Source : Asstt. Director of Sericulture, Karimganj


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