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Dr Basavaraj Technical Study Committee

During the year 2014-15 the Govt. of Karnataka appointed Dr.Basavaraj Technical Study Committee to study the problems faced by silk worm rearers (Farmers) and reelers of the Silk Industry. The Technical Study Committee submitted a detailed report advising the government to provide support to silk worm rearers and reelers by fixing minimum price for cocoon and silk yarn, the committee fixed Silk yarn rate at Rs.2700/- per kg. depending on quality/denier of the silk.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and on request by President, Silk Reelers Association and silk worm rearers (Farmers) Association, the Hon’ble Minister of Horticulture and Sericulture held meeting with Secretary to Horticulture & Sericulture, Commissioner of Sericulture, Managing Director, KSMB and other officials and ordered KSMB to purchase the Silk Yarn by adding Rs.200/- to the price fixed by Technical Study Committee. During this pandemic situation of state and to benefit rearers and reelers the Board purchased silk yarn at Rs.2900/- per kg as per the direction of the Government.

Last Updated: 20-10-2020 11:31 AM Updated By: Admin

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