SERICULTURE

Rudrappa's rearing silk Worms Sericulture is one of the important rural agriculture based industry. The main aim of this department to provide employment and financial aid to the backward communities, landless labourers . On an average 13 people are provided employment for a period of one year per hectares of malberry saplings. Sericulture is involved in two different activities.

Mulberry Saplings grown by Chandru at Sagar talukThe district has 459 Agriculturists who are growing Mulberry in 186 villages covering an extent of 192.45 hectares.

Silk worm rearing is carried out in specially designed sheds. The worms will produce cocoons in 28-30 days.

Schemes of the Department :

Taluka Total Villages Sericulture Villages Total Agriculturists Women Agriculturist
Bhadravati 146 25 177 23
Shimoga 122 38 101 20
Hosanagar 197 35 87 11
Shikaripura 153 5 10 1
Sagar 225 24 67 8
Thirthahalli 247 14 20 2
Soraba 306 8 13 3

 

For Details Contact :

Deputy Director,
Sericulture
Shimoga