This programme has been developed with the support of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. India occupies second position among the silk producing countries in the world besides being the largest silk consumer. The limited coverage is being made by the Central Silk Board under the educational and training components for the farmers, entrepreneurs and technicians through its institutional network. CSB and IGNOU aim to impart scientific & entrepreneurial principles to the farmers and technicians involved in mulberry cultivation and silkworm production through ODL. Objectives: The main objectives of the programme are to:
prepare the rural youth/farmers for accepting sericulture as profit making enterprise;
impart knowledge and technical skills in various aspects of Sericulture; and
create awareness about the opportunities and employment in Sericulture.
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