Integrated Sericulture Development Project

Integrated Sericulture Development Project

Integrated Sericulture Development Project

Integrated Sericulture Development Project (ISDP) was introduced by Directorate of Sericulture, Government of Assam to revive and expand the production Muga and Eri in Assam. ISDP also focuses on developing and protecting sericulture in Assam through various projects.

Overview

Government of India (GoI) has initiated several schemes in traditional service and manufacturing sectors such as bamboo, cane, silk, khadi, coir, sericulture, non-farming to revive and reform, improve domestic and international trade, provide better market access and improve the economic stability by generating employment opportunities.

As a part of reviving sericulture in India, GoI introduced North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme to increase handloom, textile, horticulture and sericulture sector in the North Eastern states. The scheme provides financial assistance for seeds banks, machinery, raw materials. It also enhances the producer by providing skill development training on machinery, technology and global marketing.

Under the NERTPS scheme, Government of Assam introduced two projects, they are:

  • Integrated Sericulture Development Project (ISDP) and
  • Intensive Bivoltine Sericulture Development Project (IBSDP)

Objectives of ISDP

  • To protect the species that contribute to sericulture during drastic temperature shift and create a sustainable sericulture development in Assam
  • Increase production, quality and marketing process for Muga and Eri silks
  • Revive and increase the production of sericulture in Assam
  • Diversify the process of sericulture to improve the quality and quantity in silk and cocoon production in Assam
  • Implement skill development programs to increase production, upgrade technology and promote marketing at global platforms
  • Provide a platform to expand the food plants through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)to improve policies and practices for production and distribution
  • Increase economic stability through targeted groups for Sericulture in Assam
  • Create employment opportunities for a sustainable livelihood among the rural areas in Assam

Benefits of ISDP

  • Increases the cultivation of mulberry, silkworm, cocoon resulting in higher silk production
  • Increases the economic status for the weaker section and provides income to increase equity for startups
  • Provides a platform for women empowerment
  • Increases the production and production units resulting in better marketing activities
  • Emerges as an eco-friendly source for soil conservation and greenery

Targeted Projects for Muga and Eri through ISDP

ISDP supports the sericulturists through the following projects in Pre-Cocoon sector for Muga and Eri

Projects for Pre-Cocoon sector: Muga

S. No.

Project Title Targets

Units

1

Assistance for raising of Kisan Nursery 15 No.

2

Support for raising for Muga food plantations 600 Acres

3

3 years of Assistance for maintaining Muga Host Plantation at farmers level 1600 Acres

4

Support to Adopted Muga Seed Rearers 500 No.

5

Support to Muga Private Graineurs 125 No.

6

Support to Muga Rearers for Startup Tools 600 No.

7

Construction of Mountage Hall for Muga farmers 1100 No.

Projects for Pre-Cocoon sector: Eri

S. No.

Project Title Targets

Units

1

Assistance for raising of Kisan Nursery 30 No.

2

Support for raising for Eri food plantations 1200 Acres

3

Support for maintenance of Eri Host Plantation for 3 years 1200 Acres

4

Support for Rearers in startup tools 1200 No.

5

Construction of Rearing Houses 1400 No.

6

Support for Adopting Seed Rearers 200 No.

7

Support for Eri Private Graineurs 50 No.

S. No.

Project Title Targets

Units

1

Assistance for raising of Kisan Nursery 30 No.

2

Support for raising for Eri food plantations 1200 Acres

3

Support for maintenance of Eri Host Plantation for 3 years 1200 Acres

4

Support for Rearers in startup tools 1200 No.

5

Construction of Rearing Houses 1400 No.

6

Support for Adopting Seed Rearers 200 No.

7

Support for Eri Private Graineurs 50 No.

Funding Pattern of ISDP

The funds for the projects of Muga and Eri shall be provided by the Central Government, State Government, and MGNREGA

Ratio

S. No.

Funds provided through

Ratio of funding

1

GOI 71.12

2

MGNREGA 17.29

3

State 6.47

4

Beneficiary 5.13

Duration of the Project

The duration of the project ranges from 1 to 3 years depending on the size and requirement of the project targets.

Technical Consultants and Implementing Agencies (IA)

Technical Consultants and IAs are implemented to monitor the production and provide assistance for the sericulture manufacturers in Assam. They also provide support for preparing projects, implementation and guidance for skills development programs.

The role of Technical Consultants and IAs are to prepare Detailed Project Report and seek approval from the Government of Assam.

Release of Funds for ISDP

The funds for the ISDP shall be released by the Government of Assam in three instalments, they are:

First Instalment: After the sanction of project from Government of Assam

Second Instalment: Physical progress of the project

Third Instalment: Physical progress of the project

Targeted Project Areas as per ISDP guidelines

S. No

Product Targeted Area

Total No. of beneficiaries

1

Muga Kamrup, Cachar, Golaghat and Lakhimpur 600

2

Eri Dhemaji, Sonitpur and Morigoan 1200

Eligibility Criteria for ISDP

  • Must be a resident of Assam
  • Farm-based enterprises
  • Sericulture farmers
  • Targeted and Self Help Groups (SHGs) for Sericulture
  • NGOs

Companies manufacturing products based on silk

Documents Required for Availing ISDP

  • Detailed Project Report as guided by the IA
  • ID proofs such as PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Proof of residence etc.
  • Details and documents of the company
  • Proof of Business
  • Memorandum and articles of association of the Company/Partnership Deed of partners etc.
  • Details of bank and IT returns
  • Balance sheet approved by an authorised CA

Process of ISDP

Step 1: Prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) as guided by the IA

Step 2: Check the project meets the guidelines of ISDP

Step 3: The IAs sends the DPR and documents to the Government of Assam for approval

Step 4: Funds are released after the approval

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