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Central sector schemes in XII Five Year Plan: Approaches for holistic development of sericulture
Rajesh Kumar Sinha
CSB's Central Sector schemes focus on R&D in the areas of new host plant varieties, high yielding silkworm races, improved package of practices that boost up yield and productivity, technologies that save on time, labour and reduce drudgery. Presented here are the highlights of CSS during XII Five Year Plan.  
Catalytic Development Programme in XII Five Year Plan: Innovative Approaches
M.N. Ramesha
CDP, the flagship programme of CSB is the spring board for effective implementation of developmental schemes that strengthen the hands of sericulture stakeholders to perform better and produce quality silk. Presented here is first in the series of XII Five Year Plan articles that gives an overall view of the novel schemes therein.  
Sericulture in J&K: Economics and constraints
Praveen Kumar and S.K. Kher
A study was undertaken by the authors to look into the present day economics and constraints of sericulture, an avocation practiced since ages by the people of Jammu & Kashmir, which is striving hard to make a come back. The study enlists the steps needed for revival of sericulture in the state.  
Youths achieve success through sericulture
B.B. Bindroo, M.V. Santha Kumar, D. Das, S.K. Mukhopadhyay and M.K. Ghosh
Sericulture activities from the level of a sustenance avocation has been elevated to a rewarding enterprise by the duo, Shriyuth S. Majumdar and M. Mondal from Etore village in Murshidabad. Realising their dreams in sericulture, they could get good returns besides providing gainful employment to many in their village. A role model, indeed!  
Application of seaweeds for sustainable growth in mulberry: New vistas!
P.K. Tewary, A.K. Mishra, M.K. Ghosh and S. Nirmal Kuma
Seaweed extracts, known to be immensely beneficial for plant growth, also improves uptake of N, P,  K and S. While the soil application is reported to accelerate growth rate of plants and resist diseases, its foliar application on plants exhibits positive results on growth and fruit yield. The article underlines the scope and potentiality for its exploitation in mulberry cultivation.  
New researches in post-cocoon Sector
Research Brief/M.N.S. Iyengar
Important diseases of eri silkworm, Samia ricini Donovan
K. Das, Ranjana Das, A. Barguhain and R.K. Rajan
Despite the hardy nature of eri silkworm, and its being reared indoors, it has its own problems like the pathogens affecting silkworm larvae in different seasons. The article presents details of the diseases, symptoms and causal organisms that have been reported to affect eri silkworm rearing.  
Natural dyes on silk in North-East India and their commercial revival
S.N. Mishra, M.K. Ghosh and Arindam Bas
Colour has been playing a dominant role in the life of tribals of North-East India, since time immemorial. In recent years, there is a trend towards revival of interest in the use of natural dyes for reasons like; renewable resources, natural origin, mild chemical reaction, human-friendly, easy and hazard free disposal and natural and creative finishing.  
Compilation and different contributors
This year that issue, Editorial, Report, Hindi Vibhag, CSB News, SMOI News, Silk Briefs, Trade events, Trade Information, etc.