Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Impact of sericulture industry on Jammu and Kashmir Economy: (With Special reference to District Baramulla)
Author(s): Showkat Ahmad Dar, Rubeenah Akhter, Syed Numaan Geelani
Abstract: The main aim of this article is to highlight the impact of sericulture industry in J&K with special reference to district Baramulla. Sericulture industry has occupied a prominent place in the industrial development in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir produces the best quality Bivoltine Mulberry silk in the country dues to its longer length better strength and shine mainly because of conductive climatic conditions. Sericulture or silk farming is the rearing of silkworms for the production of silk. Although there are several commercial species of silkworms, Bombyx mori is the most widely used and intensively studied silkworm. Sericulture has become one of the most important cottage industries in a number of countries like China, Japan, India, Korea, Russia, Italy and France Today, China and India are the two main producers, together manufacturing more than 60% of the world production each year.