Dr. H. Nagesh Prabhu, IFS, Member Secretary, Central Silk Board & Secretary General, ISC inaugurating the international training on Sericulture on 17.4.2017 at Centre of Excellence, Central Silk Board, Bengaluru
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING ON SERICULTURE AND SILK INDUSTRY INAUGURATED AT CENTRAL SILK BOARD, BENGALURU
A 10-day short-term International training programme on “Post Cocoon Technology” organized by the International Sericultural Commission (ISC), was inaugurated today at Centre of Excellence, Central Silk Board, Bengaluru by Dr. H. Nagesh Prabhu, IFS, Member Secretary, Central Silk Board & Secretary General, ISC.
International Sericultural Commission is the inter-governmental organization engaged in the development of sericulture and silk industry at the global level. It is represented by 18 member-countries viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, DPR Korea, Egypt, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Romania, Syria, Thailand and Tunisia.
Capacity building has been one of the focus areas of activities identified for the development of sericulture in new areas. This training programme is organized at the request of its Member Countries, since post-cocoon technology is considered as one of the weaker links in sericulture and silk industry in many of these countries. Ever since, the ISC shifted its Head Quarters to India during 2013 from Lyon, France, it has taken up many innovative programmes for the development of Sericulture and Silk Industry from across the Globe.
This Training Programme is being conducted at Central Silk Technological Research Institute, Central Silk Board, Bengaluru, which is the premier R&D Institute on Post-cocoon Technology in India. This occasion would also provide an opportunity for the foreign trainees to study and replicate the successful model of commercial sericulture enterprise developed in India.
The participating 8 countries viz., Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Romania and Thailand have nominated 18 candidates for the training programme. Apart from the classroom and practical oriented training on the various aspects of Post-cocoon Technology, the trainees shall be taken to fields, industry units and other areas of silk Industry in and around Bengaluru.