Central Silk Board (CSB), constituted by an Act of Parliament (Act No.LXI of 1948), is a statutory body under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India established for the development of sericulture and silk industry in the country.
India is a unique country producing all the four known varieties of silk, namely, domesticated Mulberry silk (Bombyx mori), semi- domesticated Eri silk (Philosomia ricini), wild Tasar silk (Antheraea mylitta) and exclusive Muga silk (Antheraea assama), the wild golden silk being unique to India. Sericulture is a labour intensive industry in all its phases with employment generation of about 7.65 million persons per annum. Since Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) in sericulture is far ahead in comparison to similar rural avocations, it has significantly contributed to poverty alleviation thereby achieving the national agenda of inclusive development.
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