District Sericulture Office
DEPARTMENT OF TEXTILES
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT SERICULTURE OFFICER MOOSALYNGKAT WEST JAINTIA HILLS DISTRICT JOWAI
Sericulture in Jaintia Hills is the most important cottage based, eco –friendly industries in the Rural areas. Sericulture plays an important role in the production of silk yarn. Till date 2655 families are involved in Sericulture Farming.
The thrust area under Sericulture is to boost up cocoon and silk production by development of systematic and economic plantation at sericultural farmers level so as to enhance the productivity. Training facilities are provided to the farmers on improved methods.
|Sl.No||Name||Location||Year of Establishment||Area (acres)||Area under plantation(acres)|
|2||Regional Foreign Race Seed Station||Ummulong||1975||33||13|
|3||Foreign Race Seed Station||Moodymmai||1968||14||8|
|4||Eri Silk Farm||Kdiap||1977||9||5|
Calendar of Farm activities.
|Hoeing,Weeding, disinfection of all rearing houses and manuring.||Rearing, preparing disease free layings, plantation period, preparation nursery beds and transportation seed treating.||Cleaning the rearing house, rearing appliances, pruning, cleaning and fencing of garden to protect from fire and animals.|
Nurseries(Mulberry nurseries in Jaintia Hills)
|Slno||Location||Year of Establishment||Area (in acres)||Areas under plantation (acres)|
Bed preparation, fencing collection, preparation and planting of cuttings, weeding and watering.
There are 4(four) seed farms, 3 for mulberry and 1 for Eri. There are 2 nurseries to rear, planting materials 1at Ummulong and 1 at Nartiang.There are 21 Nos. of Govt.Chowki rearing Centres and 20 Nos. of private chowki rearing centres to rear the young worms.
Strength of the Staffs:
- District Sericulture Officer.
- Extension Officer.
- Sericulture Inspector/Manager/Reeling Foreman.
- Upper Division Asst.
- Lower Division Asst.