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10/07/2012

JICA INITIATIVE more...

ISO GRAINAGE more...

SELECTION OF BENEFICIARIES more...

18/07/2012

Shelf Rearing in Open Space more...

Video Conferencing more...

Establishment of Silk Park more...

Tasar Bandhu more...

Application of Remote Sensing and GIS more...

Artificial Diet in Vanya Sector more...

Sericulture Census more...

19/07/2012

Facility of E-tendering more...

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The Saga of Bengal Silk

What is Silk and Sericulture?
Silk which spells luxury, elegance and sophistication has been traditionally intermingled with the life and culture of Indians. It is a continuous filament consisting of two types of protein i.e. Sericin & Fibroin, secreted from the silk glands of a matured Silk worm Larva. Sericulture, an agro-based cottage industry, deals with the production of silk. The word Sericulture has been derived from a combination of Latin word Sericum meaning Silk and French word culture meaning Cultivation. It consists of 3 (three) distinct categories of activities:

i) Cultivation & Maintenance of Silk worm Host Plant.
ii) Rearing of silk worm for production of cocoons
iii) Extraction of silk yarn from cocoons i.e. Silk Reeling and other Post Cocoon activities like spinning, twisting, weaving, processing, printing etc.



CROP SCHEDULE
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Mulberry
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No
Name of the CropP3P2P1Commercial District
Preferential date of Brushing
1.Baishakhi02-06 November20-22 December14-16 February28-30 MarchAll Districts
2.Jaistha05-10 January21-23 February18-20 April01-04 JuneMurshidabad
Nadia
Birbhum
N & S 24-Parganas
Purulia Bankura
3.Shrabani10-14 February26-30 March7-10 May20-23 June Malda
Jalpaiguri
Midnapore
U & D Dinajpur
4.Bhaduri07-12 April15-21 May21-23 June4-6 August Malda
Jalpaiguri
Midnapore
U & D Dinajpur
Coochbehar
Ashwina01-03 May07-09 June14-18 July23-25 Auguest Murshidabad
Birbhum
Nadia
N & S 24-Parganas
Purulia
Bankura
5.Agrahayani28-30 June07-09 August16-18 September31st Oct. - 5th Nov Murshidabad
Birbhum
Nadia
N & S 24-Parganas
Purulia
Bankura
03-05 July11-13 August 16-18 September03-05 Nov. Malda
Midnapore
Coochbehar
U & D Dinajpur
6.Falguni06-12 September.16-24 October.02-04 December28-30 January Murshidabad
Birbhum
Nadia
N & S 24-Parganas
Purulia
Bankura
7.Chaitra15-21 September16-24 October02-04 Dec06-09 February Malda
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Tasar
TypeCropDate of Brushing
Seed Crop1st Crop1) 20th-22nd June
2nd Crop2) 20th-22nd August
Commercial Crop3rd Crop1) 18th-20th October
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Eri
CropMonths CoveredDate of Brushing
1st CropApril-May14-18 April
2nd CropMay-June27-31 May
3rd Cropjune-July13-14 July
4th CropOct.-Nov.07-09 October
5th CropDec.-Feb.19-20 December
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Muga
CropTypeSeasonMonthsDate of Brushing
JaruaPre-seedWinterDec.-Feb.17-20 january
ChotuaSeed (P-1)Early SpringMar.-April25-28 March
Jethua2nd Comm.SpringMay-June14-17 May
AheruaPre-seedEarly SummerJuly03-06 July
BhodiaSeed (P-1)Late SummerAug.-Sept.22-26 August
KotiaMain Comm.AutumnOct.-Nov.11-15 October
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Special Crop (for Darjeeling Hill Areas)
SeasonPeriodDate of BrushingBreed TypeNature of Crop
Early SpringMarch-April16-17 MarchBV X BVSeed
Late SpringMay01-03 MayBV X BVSeed & Commercial
Early SummerJune08-10 JuneBV X BVCommercial
Late SummerJune-July23-25 JuneBV X BVCommercial
AutumnAugust-September23-25 AugustBV X BVCommercial