The following points highlight the top ten activities of Central Silk Board (CSB). Some of the activities are: 1. General Development 2. Special Projects 3. Application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) in Sericulture 4. International Collaboration 5. Training on Bivoltine Sericulture Technology under the 3rd Country Training Programme 6. Cluster Development Programme and Others.

Activities of Central Silk Board:


  1. General Development
  2. Special Projects
  3. Application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) in Sericulture
  4. International Collaboration
  5. Training on Bivoltine Sericulture Technology under the 3rd Country Training Programme
  6. Cluster Development Programme
  7. Establishment of Automatic Reeling Units in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
  8. Eri Spun Silk Mills at Andhra Pradesh and Assam
  9. Eri Silk Knitwear Products
  10. Policy Initiatives

Activity # 1. General Development:

(1) Designing and development of automatic conveyor cooking machine for medium scale reeling establishments.

(2) Designing and development in production of superior grade dupion silk.

(3) Designing and development of Eri spun yarn for product diversification.

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(4) Designing and development of improved silk handloom.

(5) Development of tasar reeling technology package to produce superior quality tasar silk, etc.

Activity # 2. Special Projects:

The Central Silk Board is implementing integra­ted sericulture development projects in different states in collaboration with the State Sericulture Departments and the NGOs as follows:

1. M/s. Arpitha Grameen Vikas Sansthan, Kanpur (Eri Project), UP.

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2. M/s. Appropriate Technology of India (ATI) Guptkashi. Rudraprayag Dist. (Uttarkhand).

3. M/s. Grameen Evam Krishi Vikas Samithi Haldwani, Nainital (Uttarkhand).

Activity # 3. Application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) in Sericulture:

A project was implemented in collaboration with the NESAC, during the XI Plan (2007-12) covering all the states, involving a total cost of 2.50 crores.

Their main objectives were:

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(i) To map and identify additional potential areas for development of food plants for mulberry and vanya sericulture in different states,

(ii) To carry out an appraisal sur­vey to evaluate the progress of sericulture develop­ment in few selected areas using remote sensing technology.

Activity # 4. International Collaboration:

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