Deputy Directorate of Sericulture Development Department Kupwara (Head Quarter: Handwara)

 

Sericulture is an age old Agro Industry of the State and serves as subsidiary occupation to a large section of population. The mandate of the Sericulture Development Department is to propagate mulberry plants, assist farmers in conducting silkworm rearing, organize cocoon market and develop silk reeling in the private sector.

In the District there are 07 Mulberry nurseries over an area of 490 kanals where from yearly about 0.60 lacs Mulberry saplings are produced annually. In these nurseries 70% saplings are raised only of exotic and improved varieties.

Also there are 22 Mulberry Blocks/ Farms covering an area of 1250 kanals. At present, in these blocks a number of 60000 Mulberry Plants are existing. The blocks are used as leaf reserves for leaf production and distribution among the needy silkworm rearers free of cost.

In the District 39 Incubation cum Chawki Rearing Centres are being setup annually. Silkworm seed is being incubated for distribution in the form of hatched Worms among silkworm rearers.

203 villages of the District have been brought on the Sericulture map.

The District is controlled by Deputy Director, with his Headquarter at Handwara, Phone No: 01955 262618.

The Service centers at zonal level are 05, which are detailed below:

 

SERVICE CENTRES:

S.No

Location of Zonal level Service Centre

Controlling Officer

Phone No.

01

Chandigam, Lolab

Zonal Officer Lolab

+91-9906915787

02

Kupwara

Zonal Officer Kupwara

+91-9906695954

03

Gund-Chogal Handwara

Zonal Officer Handwara

+91-9797175266

04

Langate

Zonal Officer Langate

+91-9797140662

05

Gundishart Karnah

Zonal Officer Karnah

+91-9906928899

For the up-liftment of poor people of the District through Sericulture, various schemes have been launched under CDP (Catalytic Development Programme).

1.     Assistance for Construction of Rearing House

Under This scheme financial assistance is provided to the beneficiaries for creation of the Rearing accommodation. The cost of this scheme is Rs. 1.25 lacs / beneficiary.

2.     Supply of Rearing Kits to Silkworm Rearers

Under this scheme the registered silkworm rearers are being provided with rearing appliances to improve their rearing conditions and harvest quality cocoons for good market price. The cost of this Scheme is Rs. 0.20 lacs/Rearing Kit.

3.     Women Health Insurance Scheme

Under this scheme the women silkworm rearer is provided health insurance including other three family members. The Risk cover of the Scheme is Rs. 0.20 lacs/beneficiary.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE:

 

S.No

No. of Nurseries

Area under Nurseries (Kanals)

Annual Outturn of Plants

01

07

490

60000

 

MULBERRY BLOCKS:

S.No

No. of Mulberry Blocks

Area under Mulberry Blocks (Kanals)

No. of Plants available in Mulberry Blocks

01

22

1250

60000

 


 

The Achievements of Last 05 years in lieu of Cocoon Production and income generation is as:

S.No

Year

Silkworm Seed Reared

Cocoon Crop Harvested (MT)

Income Generation by farmers (Rs. In lacs)

1

2010 11

1255

52.17

74.33

2

2011 - 12

1255

53.902

52.27

3

2012 - 13

1487

55.00

78.82

4

2013 - 14

1620

62.52

125.04

5

2014 - 15

1605

64.01

119.45

 

DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

S.No

Particulars

Unit Nos

1

No. of Plant Producing centers(Nurseries)

07 Nos

2

Area under Nurseries

976 Kanals

3

Annual Out turn of Plants

0.70 Lacs

4

No. of Planters

350 Nos

5

No. of Service centers at Zone level

05 Nos

6

No. of leaf reserves for needy farmers (Mulberry Blocks)

22 Nos

7

Area under Blocks

1250 Kanals

8

No. of Service centers for Incubation of Seed (CRC)

39 Nos

9

No. of CRC Buildings

05 Nos

10

No. of Private CRCs

34 Nos

11

No. of Ozs of Silkworm Seed Incubated

1605 Ozs

12

Cocoon Crop Harvested

64.01 MT

13

Income Generation

119.45 lacs

14

No. of Rearing Villages

203

15

No. of Hot Air Driers Established

02 Nos

 

Deputy Director

Kupwara