Last Updated: March, 2015
With sericulture activities spread across 52,360 villages, the Indian silk industry is one of the largest generators of employment and foreign exchange for the country. India enjoys a unique global position in terms of producing all the commercially useful varieties of silk.
The states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir were the major producers of mulberry silk in India during 2012-13. In the same year, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and the North-eastern states produced non-mulberry or wild silks.
Furthermore, the silk production in the country increased to 26,480 million tonnes (MT) by end of 2013-14 from the level of 23,679 MTs during the year 2012-13.
In India, the silk industry generates employment for approximately 7.6 million people which includes farmers and small households.
The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) has initiated programmes for the growth and development of the silk industry. ISEPC organises trade shows and fairs across the world to promote trade with different countries. The council also facilitates meetings between exporters and potential customers.
Central Silk Board
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