Sericulture Resource Centres
Sericulture Resource Centres (SRCs) were conceptualized on pilot
basis during XII plan period as an initiative to further
facilitate transfer of seri-technologies from laboratory to land
to strengthen the existing extension mechanism for knowledge and
skill transfer, ultimately influencing the production of quality
silk in the country.
SRCs are owned by elite/progressive farmers of a Seri-cluster
and function under the supervision of the concerned Central Silk
Board (CSB) unit/nested field units.
SRCs have helped in transfer of improved technologies to the
farmers and guided them in disease diagnosis, remedial measures
to be taken for disease control besides crop improvement,
improved package of practices to be adopted in host plant
cultivation, silkworm rearing, hygiene maintenance etc. The SRCs
have also organized farmersí groups for better synergy, forward
and backward linkages.
The farmers database of the SRCs
established under CMER&TI, Lahdoigarh