sericulture

Silk industry involves both farm and non-farm sector participation and provides income and employment to cross-section of rural as well as urban population.  Silk is a natural fibre and no manmade fibre till date could excel the grandeur and the splender of this fibre. Apart from uses in textiles, silk has got quite a wide range of uses in human health care ( stitches to body), nutrition ( as protein supplement), cosmetics ( as power in atomized form), diagnostics ( as bio-sensors), etc. Sericulture provides employment and income in associated activities such as (i) Grainages, Chawkie Rearing Centres, Seed Farms and mulberry nurseries which provide backward linkages and (ii) dyeing, weaving, garment making and marketing at different stages which provide forward linkages.

Sericulture in A.P. is a sustainable farm-based economic enterprise positively favouring the rural poor in the unorganized sector because of its relatively low requirement of fixed capital, and higher returns on investment.  Several socio economic studies have affirmed that the cost - benefit ratio of sericulture is the highest among comparable agricultural cash crops. It generates a steady stream of an average net income of Rs. 45,000/- annually in 4 to 5 splits from one acre of mulberry for its practitioner. The industry has an immense potential to generate the employment with a requirement of (5) persons throughout the year / acre both directly and indirectly. An important feature of sericulture industry is  very high proportion of   involvement  of  about 60% female labour.

            Andhra Pradesh occupies 2nd position in the country in production of silk. Sericulture is an important sector in the economy of Andhra Pradesh. The mulberry acreage is mainly concentrated in the drought prone areas of Rayalaseema  region particularly in Anantapur and Chittoor Districts. Andhra Pradesh has the privilege of producing other types of silk called Tasar, Eri and Muga besides mulberry being predominantly practiced in Tribal areas of the State.

DISTRICT CONTACTS

S.No.

Name of the Department

Name of the District

Name and Designation of the HOD

Address

Contact Details

1

Sericulture

Anantapuram

JD Sericulture

 

9849903396

2

Sericulture

Guntur

B.Sudhakara Reddy

AD Sericulture

 

9866149789

adguntur@gmail.com

3

Sericulture

Kurnool

G.S.Satya Raju

Deputy Director

Collector Complex, Kurnool

7893427775

ddsknl@gmail.com

4

Sericulture

Prakasham

G.Sudhakar Sharma

Assistant Director

Collectorate

9866699178

adseri.ongole@gamil.com

5

Sericulture

Chittoor

Assistant Director

Sericulture dept, Showkar Suleman colony, Near Camford school, Kongareddy palle, Chittoor-517001

08572-226626/234901

6

Sericulture

Krishna

E.Rambabu

Assistant director

Assistant Director Sericulture, Vijayawada

9866552718

ad_vja@yahoo.com

7

Sericulture

Kadapa

S.RamGopal Reddyl, Assistant Director of Sericulture.

O/o Department of Sericulture, D'Block, New Collectorate, Kadap

9866699206