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Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry

The Govt. of India through Central Silk Board has been implementing a Central Sector Scheme “Silk Samagra” an Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry (ISDSI) during the years 2017-18 to 2020-21 for the overall development of Silk industry in the Country with an aim & objective to scale up production by improving the quality and productivity and to empower downtrodden, poor & backward families through various activities of sericulture in the country.The raw silk production in the country has shown increasing trend during last five years due to implementation of the “Silk Samagra” scheme and other initiatives of Government. The details of total raw silk production in the country during last 5 years (2015-16 to 2019-­20) are given below:

Year Raw silk production (MTs)
2015-16 28523
2016-17 30348
2017-18 31906
2018-19 35468
2019-20 35820

Unsder Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) of “Silk Samagra” scheme separate funds are being earmarked by the Government specifically to support tribal stakeholders involved in silk value chain. The details of beneficiaries covered under TSP of “Silk Samagra” scheme during last three years is given below:

 

  Number of tribal
Year Beneficiaries covered
  under Silk Samagra
2017-18 9181
2018-19 2801
2019-20 3438

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. SmritiZubinIrani in Lok Sabha

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