New Regional Silk Research Centre in UP

IAS Prelims 2023

The Central Silk Board will establish a Regional Silk Research and Production centre at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Central Silk Board’s Chairman KM Hanumantharayappa met Mr Yogi in Lucknow. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accorded his nod to the proposal of the Board.

Board is ready to provide all assistance to farmers including training, technical assistance, marketing, subsidy on modern equipments for promoting sericulture in the state.

Multiend Reeling Machines should be set up to get better price of the produce and Silk Board will provide above 50 percent subsidy on purchase of the Machines which are cost in Lakhs.

Uttar Pradesh is in demand of 3500 to 4000 metric tone Silk and there is tremendous potential for developing post cocoon sector in the state.

UP’s contribution in the gross production of Silk in the country is just three percent.