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The word “Sericulture” is derived fro the Greek word ‘Sericos’ meaning ‘Silk’ and the English ‘Culture’ meaning ‘rearing’ Sericulture refers to the conscious mass – scale rearing of silk producing organisms to obtain silk. Mulberry sericulture involves the cultivation of mulberry to produce leaf rearing of silkworm to convert leaf to the cocoon, reeling of the cocoon to obtain silk yam and weaving to convert the yam to fabric.

The principle silk consuming countries are India, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Austria and Australia. The main exporter of silk in China, which accounts for nearly 90%.  India occupies the second position among the silk producing countries in the world besides being the largest silk consumer. India tops in the production of Tropical Tasar and Eri Silk among the silk producing countries. India has the unique distinction of being the only country producing all the five kinds of silk – Mulberry, Eri, Muga, Tropical Tasar and Temperate (Oak) Tasar.

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