Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 3

A Comprehensive Examination of Silk Production and Its Socioeconomic Implications in Sericulture in India

V Basil Hans*

Professor of Research, Mangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: V Basil Hans, Professor of Research, Mangalore, India.

Received: January 08, 2024; Published: February 02, 2024


Since ancient times, sericulture, which involves the rearing of silkworms to generate silk, has constituted a fundamental component of both the cultural and economic fabric of India. This article presents an all-encompassing analysis of the sericulture sector in India, with an emphasis on its historical origins, present condition, and socioeconomic ramifications.

Ancient times marked the beginning of sericulture in India, which has historically been a major contributor to the international silk market. The states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, which are prominent silk-producing regions, have significantly influenced the perception of India as a leading silk-producing country.

The sericulture process encompasses several key stages, including the rearing of silkworms, the cultivation of mulberry plants, and the meticulous extraction of silk. The implementation of sophisticated technologies and scientific methodologies has resulted in enhancements to the productivity, caliber, and output of silk manufacturing.

In the present era, sericulture in India plays a vital role in supporting the livelihoods of millions of rural laborers and farmers. The industry offers employment to a wide variety of individuals, including silkworm rearers, farmers engaged in mulberry cultivation, and laborers involved in silk processing and weaving.

In addition to generating income, sericulture exerts a socioeconomic influence on rural development, the empowerment of women, and the enhancement of skills. Sericulture-related activities are notably populated by women, who contribute substantially to their economic autonomy and societal welfare.

Despite this, the sericulture sector encounters obstacles including outbreaks of diseases among silkworms, volatility in the market, and the imperative to adopt sustainable methodologies. A holistic strategy involving government support, research and development initiatives, and the implementation of eco-friendly sericulture practices is required to address these challenges.

In summary, sericulture in India is an industry that is culturally vibrant, historically significant, and currently relevant. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the diverse ways in which this ancient craft has contributed to the economy and society is vital for promoting sustainable development and guaranteeing its ongoing prosperity in the twenty-first century. The paper examines Karnataka state in particular as an exemplary case study in sericulture.

Keywords: China; International Commerce; India; Mulberry Sericulture; Silk


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Citation: V Basil Hans., et al. “A Comprehensive Examination of Silk Production and Its Socioeconomic Implications in Sericulture in India". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.3 (2024): 03-15.


Copyright: © 2024 V Basil Hans., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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