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Sericulture exhibition at Udalguri

TANGLA: The sericulture exhibition cum demonstration programme concluded in Udalguri with all success. Jointly rganised by Directorate of Sericulture BTC and Central Silk Board for the silk worm rearers of Baksa, Darrang and Udalguri, the event drew huge response at all levels.

 BTC EM of the sericulture Deven Boro, opened the event to be graced by former director of central silk board ,Dr. Kanika Trivedi lauded the efforts of BTAD districts specifically Udalguri which has been excelling as a model district in the entire region not only in eri and muga but also in mulberry silk production.

 

Minister of State for PHE and Food and Civil Supply,Rihon Daimari formally opened a multi end reeling unit for the production of high quality international grade raw silk . More than five hundred sericulture division from the three districts  mostly women partcipated in the event.

 

 The Bodo belt is the largest producer of eri raw silk in Assam after Karbi Along. A total land area of 2,895 hectares is covered under muga, eri and mulberry silkworm food plant in the BTAD with 51,195 families being directly involved in sericulture.

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