Newsline-National | October 2014
Promote sericulture to boost Indian silk output: Gangwar
Santosh Kumar Gangwar, India´s Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Textiles, has urged rural women to promote sericulture for increasing silk production in the country.
Speaking at the inaugural session of a national workshop on ¨Empowering Women Through Sericulture¨, the Minister said that sericulture has been providing gainful livelihood opportunities to rural women.
The Minister honoured 54 women from 27 Indian states who had achieved significant success in production, productivity and adoption of best practices in the field of sericulture. Addressing these achievers, Gangwar said, ¨You are role models for other farmers. I would appeal to you to promote sericulture for enhanced silk production in the country.¨