Brief Description of Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, Srinagar
Central Silk Board, Goverment of India, in the year 1958,established a central Silkworm Seed Station at Pampore Kashmir for maintaining exotic as well as indigenous univoltine/bivoltine races of silkworm.
The Institute is located at Gallander, Pampore at a distance of approximately 16 kms from Srinagar city on the Srinagar – Jammu National Highway. The nearest airport is Srinagar while as the nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is at a distance of 300 km. . North Indian sericulture is broadly identified into temperate and sub-tropical sericultural zones. Temperate areas are bestowed with salubrious climate, ideally suited for bivoltine sericulture. Besides, spring season of sub-tropical area is also ideally conducive for bivoltine silkworm rearing. Land availability, climate and socio-economic conditions of the region favour bivoltine sericulture development in North India. The existing mulberry trees, scattered all over the region, are the only source of bivoltine silkworm rearings in the region.
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