SERICULTURE

Sericulture is an Agro based labour oriented Industry. The upland Mandals of  W.G.District are well suited for cultivation of Sericulture. Sericulture is an alternate crop to tobacco, maize etc., which give frequent returns to farmer in every alternate months by an income of Rs.35000/- to Rs.45000/- per crop, such crops can be harvested 4 to 5 in a year per acre. So that the farmer can sustain his family economically. At present 426 farmers from different upland Mandals are cultivating  Mulberry in 1260 acres.  During the year 2019-20 an additional area of 450 Acres is proposed to achieve

ORGANOGRAM

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Technical Assistance to Farmers:

The Department of Sericulture is serving sericulture farmers through three Technical Service Centres (TSCs) to cater the needs of Sericulturists by giving technical know-how.  The TSCs are strategically placed in all Sericulture pockets.  The main duty of the staff working at TSCs are expansion of Mulberry and implementation of all CDP (Catalytic Development Programme) schemes and transfer of technology to Sericulturists. These three TSCs namely 1.Bhimadole 2.Koyyalagudem 3.Jeelugumilli are available in the District.

Government Silk Farms

Two Govt. Silk Farms were established in the District.  Vijayarai Govt. Silk Farm is exclusively for raising of mulberry nursery for onward supply mulberry saplings to farmers to have effective rooting and establishment of mulberry plantation to new farmers and also extension of mulberry acreage to old farmers.

silkAs a new concept in sericulture “chawkie” (i.e., healthy young age worms) are to be supplied to farmers to get successful and good yields. The chawkie worms are grown in controlled conditions i.e., optimum temperature and humidity i.e., 280 C and 85% humidity, it is not possible to the farmers to maintain such conditions in their rearing sheds.

For which the Govt. Silk Farm at Recherla is playing a dual role i.e., Mulberry nursery activity and rearing of young age silkworms scientifically (CRC-Chawkie Rearing Centre) for onward supply to Sericulturists with disease free silk worms.  This Farm is catering to the needs of Krishna District Sericulturists also.

Private Chawkie Rearing centres:

In support of Govt. Chawkie Rearing Centre, Recherla another two Pvt. Chawkie Rearing Centres are functioning to meet the needs of sericulture farmers in the district as follows.

Kannapuram (V) of Pedavegi(M):

Established by a private Entrepreneur under CDP programme. This centre is supplying 50-60% of requirement of chawkie worms in the District. During the year 2018-19 (up to December 2018) 1.50 Lakhs CB/BV DFLs were chawkie reared in this unit.

silk1With the help of chawkie rearing centres the farmers getting good crops with high yields up to 65 – 75 Kgs /100 Dfls.

Govt.Cocoon  Market, H.Junction:

This is the one and only Regular Cocoon Market in Coastal Districts, which caters the needs of Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur Districts. The cocoon market is very nearer to W.G. District and 90% of cocoons produced in the district are being disposed at this market.

SCHEMES AND ACTIVTIES

Catalytic Development Programme(CDP):

The Department of sericulture has introduced Catalytic Development Programme during 2004-05 (i.e 9th Five year plan onwards) with financial assistance under different programmes as submitted below:

Sl.No.  

Name of the Item

 

Unit

 

Unit cost in Rs.

Subsidy  under CDP. in Rs.
1 Mulberry plantation with HYV saplings Acre /No. of saplings 14000 10500
2 Construction of Rearing shed
A.Type.I 50’ x 20’x12’ 400000 300000
Under MG-NREGS  612000
B.Type.II 35’x20’x12’ 300000 225000
Under MG-NREGS 455000
3 Rearing equipment Unit 70000 52500
4. Supply of Disinfectants to the farmers Unit 5000 3750
5 Assistance for drip irrigation units One Hectare 50000 37500
6 Assistance for construction of Chawkie rearing shed Unit 240000 120000
7 Assistance for procurement of CRC Equipment Unit 235150 117575

 

Incentives to Sericulturists:

The Department of Sericulture is providing incentives to the farmers under State Plan.

 

Sl.No.

 

Name of the Item

 

Unit

 

Unit cost in Rs.

 

Subsidy  under Plan (in Rs.)

 

 

1

 

Assistance to farmers for

A)   Chawkie charges

 

 

 

100 Layings

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000/-

 

2

 

Assistance to farmers for Farm Mechanization

A)   Brush Cutters, Power Sprayers

B)   Solar lighting to rearing sheds

 

C)   Shoot crushers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One number

 

 

 

 

 

 

127600

 

 

10000/-

 

50% subsidy on the unit cost

 

50000

 

3

 

Incentive on reeling cocoons

A)   Cross Breed

B)   Bivoltine

 

 

Per Kg.

Per Kg

 

 

 

 

20/-

50/-

 

RashtriyaKrishiVikasaYojana (RKVY):

The Department of Sericulture is supplying Neem cake and Poshan under RKVY from 2012-13 onwards on 50% subsidy to the Sericulturists to enhance the soil health and to improve leaf quality of Mulberry Gardens.

TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMETNS

Sericulture is an Agro based labour oriented Industry. The upland Mandals of  W.G.District are well suited for cultivation of Sericulture. Sericulture is an alternate crop to tobacco, maize etc., which give frequent returns to farmer in every alternate months by an income of Rs.35000/- to Rs.45000/- per crop, such crops can be harvested 4 to 5 in a year per acre. So that the farmer can sustain his family economically.

targetAt present 426 farmers from different upland Mandals are cultivating  Mulberry in 1260 acres.  During the year 2019-20 an additional area of 450 Acres is proposed to achieve.

SUCCESS STORY UNDER R.K.V.Y.SCHEME

 

The following Sericulture Farmer has got high income towards production of Bi-Voltine Cocoons during the year 2018-19.

NAME OF BENEFICIERY : SRI. MANUBOLU VENKATESWARAO, S/O Ramulu

Vegiwada VILLAGE, Pedavegi MANDAL , W.G. DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH

PHONE NUMBER 9441107517
AADHAR NUMBER 523254371536
CASTE BC
EXTENT OF MULBERRY 6.00 ACRES
NO. OF CROPS PER YEAR 11 CROPS
NO. OF DFLS BRUSHED IN A YEAR 7700 DFLs
YIELD PER 100 BI-VOLTINE DFLS 75KGs – 80KGs
GROSS INCOME PER YEAR RS.15.00 LAKHS
NET INCOME PER YEAR RS.7.80 LAKHS
NET INCOME PER YEAR PER ACRE Rs.130000/-

 The beneficiary, has expressed his satisfaction how RKVY schemes have supported for improving his performance, he replied that, after application of the Neem Cake and Poshan the quality of Mulberry Leaf has been improved and made him to go for increased number of layings both Cross Breed and Bi-voltine and subsequently, the qualitatively and quantitatively the cocoon yield have been improved.

He also expressed his concerned and happiness for the department which made him to cover under RKVY schemes for his success in Sericulture through RKVY Schemes. And also he has expressed that, Sericulture helped him to reduce the burden of his old debt besides, taking care of health and education needs of his children. He is very happy regarding sericulture and he is also motivated other farmers to engage in sericulture activities to get high returns through Sericulture than commercial crops.

CONTACTS

Sl.                     No. Name of the employee (Sarva Sri) Designation Place of work Phone No.
1 N.Satyanarayana Deputy Director Eluru 9866599049
2 M.Subbarao Sericulture Officer TSC Bhimadole 9000879075
3 K.V.Acharyulu Asst. Sericulture Officer TSC Jeelugumilli 9848380743
4 T.Moseyya Asst. Sericulture Officer TSC Koyyalagudem 9492965973
5 K.Ranga Rao Asst. Sericulture Officer Govt. Seed Farm, Vijayarai 8247793746
6 G.V.Hari Krishna Technical Officer Govt. Seed Farm, Recherla 9490514685