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A mobile application e-cocoon was launched for quality certification in silkworm seed sector.


  • It will help quality certification in silk worm sector.
  • The application will be used by the Seed Analysts and Seed Officers nominated under Central Seed Act for system and product certification through real time reporting.
  • India is the second largest producer of silk after China and the largest consumer of silk. India’s silk production capacity is expected to reach about 38,500 tonnes by 2020 from the current level of 32,000 tonnes.
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