According to the Director Sericulture Development Department, the department has released 09 lakh DFLs of double hybrid silkworm seed from the cold store for distribution among the cocoon producers of the valley. This seed will be incubated and reared in 227 Chawki Rearing Centres organised by the department throughout the valley.
There is special focus to establish silk reeling units in private sector so that cocoon produced is processed locally for value addition. It is pertinent to mention that due to concerted efforts of the Sericulture Development Department there has been notable improvement in cocoon production and productivity. Awareness and adoption of improved production technologies by silkworm rearers has resulted in good returns to them and cocoon production has become attractive and profitable.