A diagnostic study report on the Sericulture and Silk Industry has been prepared by the Apex Cluster Development Service Private Limited and launching of SPV under the name and style of ‘Kashmir Silk Cluster Development Organization’ which has been created by KCC&I for its implementation.
The study was released in a meeting of the basic stakeholder of Sericulture/Silk Industry under the chairmanship of Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Commissioner-Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, government of J&K on Saturday.
As per a statement released today, the diagnostic study has tried to identify the growth constraints of the cluster through direct interface with the cluster stakeholders and understanding cluster product, process and value chain of Sericulture industry. The study has focused to understand the key challenges faced by the cluster and prepared a strategic action plan to address the issues.
Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI) has been assigned the work of conducting a diagnostic study of Srinagar Silk Cluster to Apex Cluster Development Services, New Delhi under MSE-Cluster Development Programme of Ministry of MSME.
“It was felt that industry, for its sustainable development, require integrated approach involving all components of the value chain. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has created an SPV ‘Kashmir Silk Cluster Development Organisation’ for implementing the cluster development programme in Sericulture/Silk Industry.
The Project will be established under PPP mode since the Public Private Partnership have becoming the preferred mode for the self sustained Economic Development of developed and developing Country. PPP’s are expected to augment resource availability as well as improve efficiency of infrastructure service delivery. Time and cost overrun in PPP Projects are also expected to be lower compared to public procurement. The other Economic Development Sectors in Farm Sector like Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Floriculture, Apiculture (Honey), Pici-culture (Fish Farming), Mushroom Cultivation, Saffron Cultivation, Medicinal Aromatic Plants Farming , Sheep Breading and Farming, Poultry Farming, Cattle Farming (Bovine). We are hopeful that similar type of initiatives will be initiated in the said Agriculture and Non-Agriculture Sectors by the State Government.
Sericulture and Silk Industry is one of the most important sectors of the economy of J&K. This industry mainly comprise of Micro and Small Enterprises MSEs.