National Workshop on Implementation of the Central Sector scheme” Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” (ISDSI) was held on 17th May 2018 at Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi. The Meeting/Workshop was attended by Mr. Lalduhsaka Our Hon’ble Secretary to the Gov’t of Mizoram, Dept of Sericulture, Mr. Lalrozama Director of Sericulture and Mr. Lalremsiama Deputy Director of Sericulture(Tech).

The Draft Guidelines Prepared by Central Silk Board is Listed as Below:

Draft Guidelines for implementation of Central Sector Scheme “Silk

Samagra” - Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry (ISDSI) for 3

years from 2017-19 to 2020 with a focus on Beneficiary Oriented


I. Introduction

The activities of Central Silk Board are carried out by its 207 nested units located in

different States with emphasis on “Silk Samagra” - ISDSI approved for 3 years from 2017-

18 to 2019-20, encompassing 4 major Components.

The quantified outcomes expected from the scheme are as follows:

(i) The scheme is expected to increase the silk production from the level of 30348

MTs during 2016-17 to 38500 MTs by end of 2019-20.

(ii) Production of mulberry (multivoltine and bivoltine) silk will increase from 20478

MTs to 27000 MTs including increase in bivoltine silk from 5266 MTs to 8500


(iii) The production of Vanya (Muga, Eri and Tasar) silk will increase from 9075

MTs to 11500 MTs.

(iv) This scheme envisages increasing the production of 4A grade mulberry

(bivoltine) silk from about 15 % to 25%.

(v) The productivity of mulberry raw silk will increase from 100 kg/ha to 111 kg/ha.

(vi) Increase in employment is expected from 85.10 lakh persons to 100 lakh by


(vii) The scheme proposes to set up Kissan nursery covering 453 acres of land for

raising saplings of improved varieties of mulberry to cover 5800 acres under

improved mulberry varieties.

(viii) For enhancing the quality of cocoon and their harvest, 131 new Chawki

Rearing Centres (CRCs) will be established for scientific handling of silkworm

eggs and rearing of young age silkworm larvae under controlled conditions.

(ix) To facilitate improved reeling, 81 units will be installed to provide cocoon drying

facility in scientific manner.

(x) To facilitate efficient and quality silk production and improving the working

conditions in the reeling segment162 motorized charkha & 4-6 basin reeling

machines and 130 multi-end reeling machines will replace traditional reeling



(xi) In order to give more thrust on production of bivoltine silk, 29 units of Automatic

Reeling Machine, developed indigenously by the CSB, will be distributed to the

reelers at subsidised cost.

(xii) A total of 19 Basic Seed Farms and 20 Silkworm Seed Production Centres will

be set up to take the silkworm seed production from 500 lakh disease free

layings (dfls) in 2016-17 to 595 lakh dfls by 2020.

The component-wise details with year-wise break of approved allocation by Govt of

India, are given in the Table below:

(Rs. in crore)


Scheme Components

Budget Allocation (Central Share)

2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Total


Research & Development,

Training & IT Initiatives

309.37 394.05 378.49 1081.91

2 Seed Organization 178.16 245.47 217.07 640.70


Co-ordination & Market


139.96 156.64 132.27 428.87

4 Quality Certification System and

Export/Brand promotion & Tech.


2.50 3.60 4.10 10.20

Total 629.99 799.76 731.93 2,161.68

Of which provision for

Beneficiary oriented

Components implemented by

States (Including SCSP and

TSP) ( Provisional)

93.22 155.68 174.10 423.00

Note : The Scheme outlay of Rs.2161.68 crores also includes a provision of Rs.1400.01 crore

towards administrative / establishment expenditure like payment of salaries & allowances,

wages, pension & retirement benefits etc. for CSB employees and pensioners and balance

Rs 761.67 crores is towards development of silk industry.

All the 4 Central Sector major Components are interlinked and aimed at a common

goal. While the R&D units develop technology packages, impart training on

improved technology programmes to stake holders and transfer the technology to

the field through front line demonstration, the seed production units produce basic

and commercial seed of the improved silkworm breeds developed by the Research

Institutes. The Board Secretariat and Regional Offices of the Central Silk Board

conceive and implement the developmental schemes to ensure that the output

generated from these programmes are disseminated to the stake holders in

coordination with the State Govt. for the development of silk industry. The units

under the Quality Certification System support to maintain and certify the quality


standards set by the R&D units for silkworm seed, cocoon, raw silk and silk products

covering the entire silk value chain.

The Central Sector Scheme (ISDSI) also comprises various beneficiary oriented

components under Mulberry, Vanya and Post Cocoon Sectors. The programme is

continued from XII Plan for implementation with certain modifications for

implementation in a project-mode during 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme

catalyses the efforts of State Governments to improve the quality, productivity and

production of raw silk, besides generating employment opportunities, particularly in

the rural areas.

II. Scheme Objectives

(a) Research & Development, Transfer of Technology, Training & IT Initiatives

• Ongoing Research and development in 9 main Research Institutes (core

research), its nested 22 Regional Sericulture Research Stations (fine tune the

technology for local needs and front line demonstration of technologies)

• Undertake Research and Development (R&D) activities through developing

improved food plants, silkworm breeds, standardization of silkworm seed

production techniques, improved package of practices for silkworm rearing

• Developing post cocoon technologies and machineries in post cocoon

operations, by-product utilization, product development & diversification

• Technology dissemination to identified clusters through Cluster Promotion

Programme (CPP), Institute Village Linked Programme (IVLP)

• Trainers training, technology up-gradation programme, Resource Development

Programme, beneficiary empowerment, capsule training for farmers / reelers,

Krishi Mela, etc.

• To utilize IT applications in disseminating technologies, exchanging information,

dissemination through SILKS (Sericulture Information Linked Knowledge

System) portal, Farmers Reelers Data Base (FRDB), price details through SMS.

(b) Seed Organization

• Up-keep of the four tier seed multiplication network, supply of nucleus and basic

seeds to own units and State seed production units

• Leadership role in Bivoltine commercial seed production

• Promotion of private graineurs in Vanya silks

• Technical support to the State seed production units, Private Graineurs

• Institution of quality certification to own units and facilitate the same for State and

private units


• Orderly implementation of Silkworm Seed Act for instilling quality parameters in

the seed production network

( c ) Co-ordination & Market Development

• Conceiving, implementing and monitoring of Plan Programmes through CSB HQ

and Regional Offices

• Forging effective synergies in dovetailing assistance from schemes of other

Ministries through convergence

• Statistical analysis of silk production, import and export

• Publicity, accounts management, internal audit, Official language implementation

• Coordination with Ministry and State Sericulture Departments

• Price Stabilization of Tasar and Muga cocoons through Raw Material Banks,

administrative and financial managements of CSB units

(d) Quality Certification System and Export/Brand promotion & Tech. upgradation

• Institution and promotion of quality in silkworm seed, cocoon and raw silk

• Ensuring quality and purity of silk in the traded end products by way of promotion

of pure silk products through Silk Mark

• Cocoon Testing Centres to promote quality based pricing to fetch better price for

the primary producers

• Raw silk Testing Centres to promote value based product thereby creating an

impetus towards quality improvement of raw silk The testing of raw silk will

benefit reelers/ twisters/weavers in producing quality products

III. Scheme Interventions

(a) Research & Development

1) The proposed R & D interventions include race improvement through

development of improved host plant varieties and improved disease resistant

silkworm breeds by having collaborative research with reputed National

Research organizations like IITs, CSIR, IISc and International research

institutes on sericulture in Japan, China, Bulgaria, etc.

2) Thrust will be given on technology Upgradation and making mechanisation


3) All these efforts will be with the overall objective to have silk production in

India increasingly of international 4A grade quality with higher silk content

(25%) and with raw silk productivity increased from 100 to 111 kg / ha. by 2020.


4) Technological advancements with respect to pre-cocoon and post-cocoon will

continue to be disseminated by CSB among the beneficiaries at field level

through effective delivery mechanisms of the State Governments.

5) Services of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) will be utilised for extension

activities in sericulture in line with similar efforts of M/o Agriculture.

6) CSB is also doing research on silk by-product utilisation e.g. sericin extraction

for cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, pupae dyeing etc. which will be

developed further with industry partnership by way of Technology Transfer.

(b) Seed Organisations

1) Under Seed sector, Seed production units will be equipped and strengthened

to bring in quality standards in production network, besides increasing the

production capacity to cater to the increased silk production target.

2) Support would be provided for adopted seed rearers to generate quality seed

cocoons, Private Graineurs to produce quality seed and Chawki Rearing

Centres (CRCs) with Incubation facilities to produce and supply chawki


3) 30 new CRCs are targeted to be set up in nontraditional areas of the country

to promote bivoltine silk production.

4) Registration process and reporting under Seed Act will be automated by

developing web based software.

5) All the beneficiaries under the programme will be brought on a DBT mode

with Aadhaar linkage.

6) A helpline will be set up for timely Redressal of grievances and all outreach


( c) Coordination and Market Development

1) Under the component of Coordination and Market Development, CSB will be

carrying out implementation and monitoring of various programmes under the

scheme through its Regional Offices, forging effective synergies in dovetailing

assistance from schemes of other Ministries (e.g. MGNREGS, MKSP, NLRM,

NAP, RKVY etc.) through convergence.

2) Based on the demand of the farmers, Ministry will coordinate with the Ministry

of Agriculture to extend support for drip irrigation and crop insurance.

3) Efforts will be made for price stabilisation of Tasar and Muga cocoons through

Raw Material Banks with the objective of minimising exploitation by middlemen

and ensure remunerative price to primary producers who are mainly tribal



4) Collaborative Projects for Vanya Silk, taken up with Indian Institute of Science

(IISc) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will be strengthened

to develop various products for better realisation.

(d) Quality Certification and Brand Promotion

The scheme will put in place a system to assure the availability of pure silk products

to silk consumers with the assurance of purity through Silk Mark Labels affixed on it.

The scheme also ensures quality assurance to the buyers / consumers and

increases the demand for Indian Silk both in domestic and International markets.

1) Under Quality Certification and Brand Promotion component, Indian silk will be

encouraged through quality certification by Silk Mark not only in the domestic

market but in the Export market as well.

2) High quality standards in silkworm seed, cocoon and raw silk will be promoted

by setting up of 21 numbers of Cocoon Testing Centres (CTCs), 8 numbers of

Silk Testing Centres (STCs) in PPP mode and a Design Development Bank.

3) Efforts will be made to collaborating with NIFT and National Institute of Design

(NID) on design and product development to the weavers and industry.

(e) Beneficiary Oriented Schemes under R &D and Seed Organisations

Under R & D and Seed Organization components of Central Sector Scheme, certain

beneficiary oriented critical interventions for promotion of mulberry, vanya and post

cocoon sectors are implemented. These interventions have been an important tool

for transfer and adoption of improved technology packages developed by the

Research Institutes of CSB. The beneficiary oriented interventions envisaged the

major areas viz. (a) Development and expansion of host plant, (b) Strengthening

and creation of silkworm seed multiplication infrastructure, (c) Development of farm

and post-cocoon infrastructure, (d) Up-gradation of reeling and processing

technologies in silk, and (e) Capacity Building through Skill development /

Enterprise Development Programme.

The details of the beneficiary oriented interventions indicating Unit cost, Physical

units to be covered etc. are given in Appendix- I. A brief write-up on Critical field

level beneficiary oriented components proposed under the Central Sector Scheme is

enclosed as Annexure –II.


IV. Scheme output / impact

1) To increase the production, productivity and quality of Indian silk through a

package of innovations, technologies and incentivize investments to reduce the

burden of the beneficiaries, so as to promote equitable and sustainable human

development, with special attention to bivoltine and gradable improved cross

breed silk production to bring the import of silk to bare minimal.

2) To set up viable enterprises for seed production, cocoon production, reeling,

processing etc. and facilitate direct access to the latest technologies and

findings developed by CSB in its R&D institutions.

3) To empower States in attaining self sufficiency in seed production through

strengthening Seed Production system and private participation.

4) To focus on complete and holistic development of sericulture industry in all

States of the country involving States and stakeholders for long term

sustainability, and improvement in output in terms of quality and quantity.

5) To promote sericulture as a major instrument of poverty eradication and

employment generation particularly in the rural and tribal areas of the country.

6) To act as convergence vehicle among the major players like Central and State

governments, NGOs, SHGs, Entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders for the

focused development of sericulture industry.

7) To organize equitable distribution of benefits among the stakeholders across

the production chain and inculcate participatory mode of extension system,

capacity building and private participation in critical areas.

8) To carry forward the efforts and continue implementation of model mulberry

clusters with more thrust on enhancing production, productivity and quality in

association with States and support from nested units of R&D Institutions of

CSB across the country, for exclusive production of Bivoltine silk of International


9) To continue implementation of Vanya Cluster Promotion programme to

strengthen seed sector for achieving the targeted Tasar, Eri and Muga silk


10) All the clusters developed from 11th Plan (Mulberry and Vanya) shall be

completely taken over by concerned States since these have already become

self sustainable and replicable models.

11) To establish convergence and synergy with other schemes of the Central and

State Government through integrated approach for the overall development of

silk industry to achieve horizontal and vertical integration of all the links in silk

production chain.

12) With the implementation of Central Sector Scheme, CSB has effectively

supplemented the efforts of States in increasing production of raw silk to 30,348


MT by the end of XII Plan (2016-17) from 23,060 MT at the end of XI Plan (2011-

12) registering 32% growth. Import substitute bivoltine silk has achieved a record

production of 5,266 MT by 2016-17 registering 212% growth over XI plan

achievement of 1,685 MT. But it is not adequate to meet the total domestic

demand. Shortfall in production is being met through import of bivoltine silk

which was 3795 MT in 2016-17.

The imports have reduced from 5,685 MT during 2011-12 to 3795 MT in 2016-

17 and to achieve self-sufficiency, imports will be brought down to bare

minimum by 2020 by enhancing domestic bivoltine silk production, thereby

saving foreign exchange worth US$209 Millions.

13) With the concerted efforts of States, CSB and Sericulture stakeholders, the silk

production growth trajectory is required to be continued during coming years

2017-18 to 2019-20 so as to reach the targeted production of 38,500 MT per

annum by 2020 including production of 8,500 MT of import substitute bivoltine

silk thereby bringing imports to bare minimum level.

V. Implementation Guidelines

Activities to be implemented by Central Silk Board

• Central Silk Board has created a well organized network of units in the areas of

R&D, seed production, project implementation & monitoring, vanya price

stabilization and promotion of silk in Indian and outside markets. The Board’s

activities are administrated by the Member Secretary as the Chief Executive

Officer, supported by Research Directors, technocrats, field functionaries and

other administrative and financial experts. 207 units of CSB are functioning at

almost all parts of the country, equipped with material and manpower. Thus, the

Board has the logistical and functional capability to execute the projects

envisioned in the schemes as per the set guidelines of Govt. of India. CSB has

been successfully undertaking these activities since the 1st Plan period.

• The scheme components would be implemented with the existing administrative

structure of Central Silk Board.

• Scheme-wise / Institute-wise Plan allocation for each financial year shall be

intimated to all concerned, during March, or earlier, after receiving

communication from Ministry.

• Yearly Action Plan in respect of all the Institutes / activities under the Central

Sector schemes of CSB, covering Institute / component, with financial and

physical targets as per Plan allocation for the financial year, shall be prepared

by the Institutes concerned and furnished to CSB during April.

• Details of construction / renovation activities to be carried out, procurement of

stores / equipments / machineries as well as other Head-wise expenditure

proposed in the financial year shall be discussed and finalized in the Action

Plan meeting.

• Annual Action Plan meeting will be held during April and decisions of Action

Plan meeting will be communicated along with administrative approval for the


stores / purchases / procurement and constructions / renovations to all

concerned so as to initiate necessary action for submission of proposals with

estimates & supporting documents.

(a) Review of purchase proposals

• As per yearly Action Plan and administrative approval, the Institutes / Units of

CSB have to send proposals in respect of stores / equipment, construction /

renovation activities etc. before end of 2nd quarter, with all formalities. No

proposals shall be approved if provision has not been earmarked for the same

in the particular financial year.

• After receipt of proposals at Board’s Secretariat, it is scrutinized by Purchase

Committees. Nevertheless, the proposals received from Institutes / Units, are

cleared as per the schedule below:

i) Proposals which are complete in all respects and within the powers of

Member Secretary, shall be cleared in 1 (one) month time.

ii) Proposals which require clarifications and within the powers of Member

Secretary, shall be cleared in 2 (two) months time, including the period of

obtaining clarifications.

iii) For the proposals which require Chairman / Standing Committee’s

approval, decision / approval shall be communicated in a period of 3

(three) months from receipt of proposals

• Details of proposals, seeking clarifications, according approval, implementation

progress, etc. is monitored by a single window system both in respect of

purchase / stores as well as for construction / maintenance.

• In case of shortage of funds for carrying out any of the activities approved in the

Action Plan, such activities are included in subsequent financial year as

committed liability with necessary budgeting exercise. The Action Plan interalia

contain quarterly financial and physical targets of all the components and

activities of the scheme pertaining the Institute / Unit, as the case may be.

• Monthly financial and physical progress reports on implementation of various

components under the schemes will be furnished to CSB by the concerned

units, which will be reviewed with reference to the targets, on a monthly /

quarterly / half yearly and yearly basis. This is applicable for all the Central

Sector scheme components, including Quality Certification System.

(b) Review of Financial progress

• The funds are released to the delegated units of CSB and SMOI as per the

mandates assigned to them. Financial sanctions and accounting thereof shall

be as per the delegation of financial powers and accounting procedure

specified in CSB Act and Rules.


The fund utilization is regulated as per the various provisions contained under

the General Financial Rules (GFR). Funds are released to the subsidiary units

based on the approved Annual Budget and Action Plan.

• Besides, Public Finance Management System (PFMS) would be

implemented for direct transfer of funds to the beneficiaries and easy tracking

and monitoring. In order to bring transparency and terminate pilferage from

distribution of funds, CSB would adopt implementation of DBT (Digital mode) in

all Schemes including beneficiary oriented Schemes to transfer cash directly to

beneficiary’s accounts. CSB will also provide subsidy to farmers /stakeholders

for adoption of Technologies developed by CSB R & D Institutes and for setting

up of indigenous machineries developed by CSB Institutes wherever required.

• Auditing of the accounts is undertaken by the Offices of the CAG, Govt. of India,

at CSB Head Quarters and Institutions in the respective States for all the

Central Sector Schemes.

• CSB has Internal Audit Teams to internally check and verify the office

procedure followed by the delegated units

(c) Review of R & D activities

• Research projects are prepared by Scientists based on feedback received from

Farmers / stake holders, requirement of respective State Directorate of

Sericulture and suggestions / recommendations, as well as changing

Environmental scenario and Scientific developments. These project(s) are

placed to Research Council of the institute. RESEARCH COUNCIL (RC) is an inhouse

Review Committee to review and monitor the progress of all on-going

research projects in the main institute and nested units and act as a peer review

for the new projects formulated at the Institutes. The meeting is held once in 3

months. The Concept research project(s) is (are) sent by institute to Central Silk

Board. At CSB concept note is reviewed to see confirm that project falls under

priority area decided by CSB and to avoid repetition. Assent or otherwise is sent

to respective institute. Project is sent by institute to referees. Referees

comments are intimated to Scientists who will attend to it in views of referees

comment and will submit the project to institute for further consideration at RC.

RC will consider the project and, if deemed fit, may recommend it for placing

before Research Advisory Committee.

• National level Research Coordination Committee (RCC) headed by a reputed

Scientist of National Standing, Members from different Scientific organizations,

eminent scientists, CSB R&D Units and DoSs review, evaluate and approve the

research projects on a continuous basis, monitor the progress of projects as per

mile stone, out come and output of the projects.

• Each 9 main Research Institutes undertake review of R & D Projects at Institute

Level through Research Advisory Committee (RAC) having representatives of

Department of Sericulture. Race Authorization Committees consisting of experts,

would recommend release of new mulberry varieties and silkworm breeds to the



• An inter-ministerial Task Force headed by Secretary (Textiles) will be constituted

to review progress of R & D projects and convergence of services under KVKs on

a quarterly basis.

(d) Review of Seed Sector

• The Seed Organizations for Mulberry, Tasar, Eri and Muga have separate Seed

Advisory Committee (SAC) comprising of eminent scientists as Chairman and

members from different States and scientists of eminence to review the quality of

seed production and suggest improvement.

Seed Action Plan Committee comprising members from CSB, State and Private

Stakeholders to assess, produce and supply the entire seed production

requirements of the country. As per the provision made under Seed Act

incorporated in CSB Act, Central Silkworm Seed Committee and Registration

Committee review the seed production and seed quality by the Registered Seed

Producers (RSP) as per the quality standard norms laid down in the Act. Seed

Analysts and Seed Officers from CSB and DOS have been nominated to

periodically check the quality of seed produced.

(d) Review of SMOI

Silk Mark Organization of India (SMOI) has its own governing body - Committee of

Administration (CoA) comprising representatives of Central Silk Board, ISEPC,

State/Central Govt. Apex Societies, Ministry of Textiles and industry stakeholders

which will decide the activities and provide necessary guidelines on policy related

issues and regulatory framework so as to ensure smooth implementation of these

schemes on quality assurance.

(e) Review of ISDSI progress through RFD

CSB has adopted RFD mechanism for reviewing the progress on implementation of

the Central Sector Scheme by delegated field units. Progress of the units is also

reviewed through monthly, quarterly, annual reports at the CSB HQs.

Guidelines for Beneficiary Oriented Components

(i) Implementing Agencies (Central Silk Board in association with States)

The Central Silk Board will implement the scheme in collaboration with the respective

State Governments. The beneficiaries are identified by respective State Sericulture

Departments, through a simple process after taking into consideration details like

land holding, suitability for sericulture, experience, infrastructure facility available etc.

While the basis of project location is primarily depending on the potentiality, land

availability and other supporting facilities, selection of beneficiaries is done through a

transparent procedure involving CSB Field units, Local Bodies, Gram Sabhas, Village

Councils etc. The Nodal technical agency for implementation of the programme will

be the Central Silk Board.


(ii) Financial Arrangement

1) The Central Sector Scheme is directly implemented by Central Silk Board (CSB)

out of the Grant-in-Aid received from Govt. of India. Once the grants are

received from Govt. of India, the funds are released to the delegated units of

CSB and SMOI as per the mandates assigned to them.

2) The funds will be released to the concerned States / implementing agencies

through Single Window Release System, based on grant-in-aid received from

Govt. of India.

3) Public Finance Management System (PFMS) and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

would be adopted for release of funds to States and Beneficiaries.

(iii) Project Proposals

1) In order to seek the assistance from CSB, the States / implementing agencies

shall have to prepare a DPR for project period till 2019-20, clearly stating the

years-wise Action Plan with fund requirement details (GoI : State : Beneficiary),

along with year-wise output / outcome, in a prescribed format.

2) The projects must be prepared and submitted with clear goals, measurable

targets, resources and time schedule as per format. In case of any shortfall in

financial or physical targets for a particular year as per the project due to

shortage of funds or any other reasons, such targets will be added to the next

year by suitably modifying the Action Plan for relevant year.

3) The project shall be prepared on cluster approach in project mode. Each

cluster can have around 500 farmers in case of Mulberry sector and 300

farmers in case of non-mulberry sector and hilly areas (The figures are

indicative). Emphasis shall be given to organize stand alone cluster covering

soil to silk project with well defined backward and forward linkages

4) States should ensure proper backward and forward linkages such as supply of

planting materials, silkworm seed, other inputs and marketing support etc. to be

taken care of while preparing the projects, to match the raw silk production

targets proposed for the State (Bivoltine, Improved Cross Breed, Tasar, Eri and

Muga) in the value chain for a balanced growth of the industry, while

formulating the projects.

5) The project shall be conceived for two years with expected outcome and output

with financial requirement and sourcing of funds (2018-19 & 2019-20).

6) The proposal shall contain the details of beneficiary list which includes Name,

address, Gender, SC/ST/Women, Aadhaar & Bank Account Number & IFSC

code, color photograph etc; as per DBT norms based on the base-line survey.

Maximization of benefits from the existing infrastructure available in the clusters

should be ensured before proposing new interventions in the project.


7) The project should specify the details of components / interventions required

from GOI, cost of each component, sharing by GoI, State and Beneficiary, yearwise

and cluster-wise output, total output, expected outcome etc; at the end of

project period.

8) Emphasizes shall be given to optimum utilization of the Infrastructure created

during earlier Plan periods like plantations, Rearing Houses, Rearing

Equipment, Seed production units, CRCs, reeling, storage and processing

capabilities indicating the installed capacities and capacity utilization and other

facilities like cocoon storage and marketing.

9) The critical components shall be implemented directly by the States with direct

supervision by the CSB’s Institutes / nested units. The CSB / its nested units

are the field implementing agencies.

10) The CSB / implementing agency may involve reputed NGOs, Voluntary Service

Organizations, Self Help Groups, Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), wherever

they exist, in identification of stakeholders in consultation with the State

functionaries or even for project implementation. Beneficiaries may be identified

through extant transparent procedure so as to ensure that there is no duplication

of assistance to same stakeholder.

11) The State shall ensure at least 30% involvement of women in case of

beneficiary oriented components.

12) The State shall cover SC/ST stakeholders (SCSP/TSP) based on Govt. of India

guidelines. The beneficiaries under this programme in all the States will get

higher support on line with Special Status States.

13) States shall explore possibility to converge with SGSY, RKVY, MGNREGS,

Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF), Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs),

Border Area Development Programme (BADP) etc., wherever such

programmes are being implemented / proposed to be implemented, especially

for the nursery / plantation development to reduce resource burden as funds

are limited under Central Sector Scheme.

14) Majority of the plantation activities, especially in case of Vanya, will be taken up

in close coordination with the State Forest Departments, State Sericulture

Departments, Rural Development Departments etc. wherever required.

15) The implementing agency shall encourage Public Private Participation, for

development of clusters, especially in areas of Seed, CRC and post-cocoon


16) Emphasis shall be given to maximum utilize the Infrastructure created during

earlier Plan periods like plantations, Rearing Houses, Rearing Equipment,

Seed production, CRCs, reeling, storage and processing capabilities indicating

the installed capacities and capacity utilization and other facilities like cocoon

storage and marketing.


17) Maintenance / recurring cost of infrastructure developed with support from

earlier Plan periods and present programmes shall be the responsibility of

entrepreneurs / stake holders / States, as the case may be.

18) For such components meant for demonstration of technologies to the farmers /

entrepreneurs in new areas for sericulture promotion activities and Common

Facilities in nature, 100% cost of the components shall be borne by the Govt. of


19) The CSB will also provide subsidy to farmers /stakeholders for adoption of

Technologies developed by CSB - R & D Institutes and for setting up of indigenous

machineries developed by CSB Institutes, wherever available. SC/ST beneficiaries

will get 100% support in line with the programmes implemented by the State


20) 5% of the total project cost is earmarked for IEC and 3% for project

implementation/Monitoring which shall be fully funded by GoI.

21) Revolving Capital provided to stakeholders in seed production, processing

(reeling units), etc shall essentially be flowed back after completion of each

cycle of the activity to the account of Stakeholders. The implementing agency

shall institute a monitoring mechanism to verify the flow of revolving capital and

its maintenance for the purpose it is intended in the scheme on half yearly /

annual basis as deem fit and maintain records of their progress with them.

22) The beneficiary who is availing support for any one or more components

together with a subsidy element of Rs.1,00,000/- and above shall be required to

enter into a legal agreement with CSB / implementing agency. Failure on the

part of beneficiary to utilize the funds for the purpose for which it is intended will

attract penal action as per the legal binding.

23) The State shall submit the proposal with detailed beneficiaries list duly

approved by the State Project Monitoring Committee with commitment to meet

the applicable State share. Besides, the progress of the project shall be

reviewed in State PMC on quarterly basis.

24) The State should ensure timely utilisation of funds (3 months in case of

Revenue components and 12 months for Capital Head) and submit UCs as per

GFR 12 C within stipulated time.

(iv) Sharing pattern

The subsidy pattern (%) for individual beneficiary oriented scheme components is

as follows:

Category GOI (CSB) State Beneficiary

General States 50 25 25

General States – For SCSP & TSP 65 25 10

Special Status States & NE 80 10 10

SCSP / TSP 80 10 10


However, 100 % funding (CSB) is eligible for the group activities as these activities are

very limited and proposed to be carried out/implemented by CSB Institutes. The group

activities are mainly meant for demonstration of latest technologies for adoption by

farmers / stakeholders as a model, like CRC, CFC etc. The group activity can also be

taken up by State Departments in their farms. If the group activities are implemented

by States/NGOs, then the sharing Pattern will be 75:25 by GoI & State : NGO /

Beneficiary. The implementation of this is monitored by both CSB and States.

(v) Project appraisal / approval and release of funds

1) The States’ project proposals would be first discussed and approved by the

concerned State Level Project Monitoring Committee and make

recommendations for approval by CSB.

2) Project proposals having all the required documents and fulfilling the criteria of

the scheme, submitted by the States/CSB shall be scrutinized at CSB and

recommend to Member Secretary, CSB for release.

3) Member Secretary, Central Silk Board is empowered to approve the project and

release the funds through PFMS / DBT.

4) CSB will release funds to States through Public Finance Management System

(PFMS) and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

(vi) Monitoring of beneficiary oriented Schemes

1) The progress will be monitored on monthly basis by the Regional Offices, R&D

Institutes / Field Implementing Agencies and will be reviewed at CSB Head

Quarters, on quarterly basis.

2) CSB will review the progress on quarterly basis with the Commissioners /

Directors from States associated with Silk Sector to review physical and

financial progress quarterly through Video Conference meetings.

3) The State will conduct review on the progress achieved on CSS programmes

through State PMCs and State level Sericulture Coordination Committee

4) Nodal officers / Zonal In charges have been nominated for all States for

effective monitoring of the scheme. In addition to monitoring implementation of

the scheme, the nodal officers shall participate in Project Monitoring Committee

Meeting and help the States in formulation of project proposals as per State’s


5) Overall performance of the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) will be reviewed on

six monthly basis by an Apex Committee under the Chairpersonship of


Secretary (Textiles) with Member Secretary, Senior Officers of CSB HQs and

the Directors of CSB Institutes as members.

(vii) Submission of Utilization Certificate

1) Utilization Certificates for the funds released to State Governments / other

implementing agencies has to be given to CSB based on the amount spent or

released to stakeholders directly or through banks. Submission of Utilization

Certificate, should be as per the prescribed format as prescribed under GFR-

12C, supported by a statement of component-wise physical and financial

progress with list of beneficiaries supported as per DBT norms.

2) The progress report and UCs should be given as per stipulated time / period.

Shortfall in achieving progress / delay in furnishing of Utilization Certificates

may adversely affect subsequent release of funds as per project action plan

(viii) Procedural Conditions

The general guidelines to be followed for implementation of field level beneficiary

interventions in the project mode, irrespective of the sector whether it belongs to

Mulberry, Vanya or Post Cocoon sectors, are as below:

1) The implementation of scheme components should be region-specific, as

different areas are suited for different types of silkworms / breeds or different


2) All States shall operate separate accounts at the Directorate of Sericulture

and enrolled under PFMS for managing the funds received for implementation

of Scheme components so that fund release to stakeholders and

implementing agencies could be done without loss of time keeping in view the

season based activities of sericulture sector. The States, which do not have

separate account, shall have to immediately open current account.

3) Matching share of State Govt. shall also be deposited in the account where

central share is maintained.

4) The States should bridge the existing gaps in the silkworm seed, cocoon and

post-cocoon sectors to reach their full potential by identifying critical areas.

5) It is necessary to involve reputed NGOs, Voluntary Service Organisations,

Self Help Groups, Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), CSB Field units, Local

Bodies, Gram Sabhas and Village Councils wherever they exist, in

identification of stakeholders. While identifying stakeholders either for on-farm

or off-farm activity, their Aadhaar numbers, bank account numbers etc. have

to be collected and indicated in the list of beneficiaries.


6) Preference may be given to cover more small and marginal farmers (While

furnishing the periodical progress report, a separate list of SC / ST / Women /

BPL benefited as well as the list of other stakeholders under the project shall

be furnished).

7) The State Govts. shall take the responsibility of arranging credit facilities from

banks / financial institutions wherever applicable. For this purpose, if the

beneficiaries are organized into SHGs, then the banks / financial institutions

may come forward for providing credit facilities.

8) One beneficiary can avail the assistance for upto two ha. for plantation

development with supporting scheme components. However, for group

activity or for Seri Business Enterprise, depending on the nature of the

proposal, additional assistance can be recommended by the State, on prorata

basis for organizing larger rearing house, rearing equipments, and related

components. This can be replicated in Vanya and Post Cocoon sectors also.

9) The farmers shall be organized into groups/clusters to neutralize the

variations in the fragmented production bases.

10) Components proposed under Mulberry cocoon Sector are mainly to support

production of Bivoltine and Improved Cross Breed Silk (ICB) only.

11) Components proposed under Post yarn Sector in respect of Handlooms and

Common Facility Centres for Yarn dyeing and Fabric Processing, are meant

to promote equipment and technologies developed by CSTRI for silk clusters


12) After approval of the project and release of funds by CSB, as far as possible,

re-appropriation of funds from one component to another may be avoided.

Nevertheless, re-appropriation is not permitted from ‘Capital Head’

components to ‘Revenue Head’ components and SCSP/TSP to General.

13) Where any registered NGOs/SHGs are able to get loans from banks / financial

institutions for their individual beneficiaries for sericulture developments, CSB

and State Governments could consider depositing their share in accounts of

such beneficiaries with eligible subsidy amounts.

14) NGOs will be assisted as per the Scheme norms and project appraisal and

approval mechanism is applicable to NGOs, as in case of other implementing

agencies like States.

15) The project proposals under the Scheme can be dovetailed as far as possible

with other schemes like SGSY, RKVY, MGNREGS, Backward Regions Grant

Fund (BRGF), Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), Border Area Development

Programme (BADP) etc., by the State Govts. wherever, such programmes are

being implemented / proposed to be implemented.


16) Wherever possible, efforts should be made for development of Sericulture in

such States, which share borders with other countries, through integration of

schemes under Panchayat Raj Ministry and BADP.

17) States shall give priority for implementation of the sericulture programme with

funding from this scheme in the Aspirational districts identified by Govt. of

India as a part of overall development of the district.

18) The allocation of Scheme assistance to States shall be based on the progress

made in the previous year and also target in the Action Plan of project period

(2018-19 & 2019-20).

19) States shall encourage Public Private Participation, for development of

clusters, especially in areas of Seed production and post-cocoon


20) Implementing agencies should ensure proper backward and forward linkages

in the value chain for a balanced growth of the industry, while formulating the


21) States desiring to implement any components which are basically meant for

beneficiaries, in State farms / units of States, may do so by meeting

beneficiary share also, in addition to State share.

22) In order to reduce the financial burden on the part of beneficiaries, especially

in general category States, State Sericulture Departments can increase their

share of subsidy, by earmarking necessary matching provision. However, the

GoI share shall remain unchanged.

23) Maintenance / recurring cost of infrastructure developed with support from

Scheme shall be the responsibility of entrepreneurs / stake holders / States, as

the case may be.

24) To put in place, if not already there, systems of data collection with the help of

specialized agencies wherever necessary, for the purpose of (i) developing

measurable indices of performance to measure and assess quality of

implementation, (ii) developing norms of standard unit cost of delivery of

service, (iii) quantification / factoring in of environmental outcomes, (iv)

quantification of community and empowerment outcomes through social

capital formation, and (v) quantification of impact of funds earmarked for

publicity / awareness generation. This will not only involve collection of data on

past trends but also on present development in markets and technology.

25) The Scheme components of involving higher capital subsidy, especially under

post cocoon sector, can be implemented on SPV / CBO / SHG / Cooperative

mode also.

26) NGOs availing support under the Scheme will have the responsibility of

implementing the project components as per scheme guidelines and achieve

the target envisaged under the project, failing which they are liable to refund

the administrative cost.


27) The beneficiaries receiving assistance under any Scheme component should

be issued a Pass Book for proving their identity as a sericulture farmer along

with other details such as, Aadhaar number, Bank Account number, education

level, family members, size of holding and other infrastructure, sericulture

activities performed, manpower engaged, benefits / subsidy availed at

different stages and their utilization, production details, assistance availed

from other departments / schemes for sericulture, etc.

28) Revolving capital provided to States and stakeholders (RSPs) in seed

production shall essentially be flowed back after completion of each cycle of

the activity to the account of States / Stakeholders. States shall institute a

monitoring mechanism to verify the flow of revolving capital and its

maintenance for the purpose it is intended in the scheme on half yearly /

annual basis as deem fit and maintain records of their progress with them.

29) The stakeholders availing support under the Scheme will have to continue

specified sericulture activity for a minimum period of 5 years, failing which

Govt. will have right to recover the element of subsidy disbursed to them.

If any of the Stake holders fail to implement the scheme component(s) as per

the scheme modalities or fail to utilize the funds provided by the Central and

State Govt. for the purpose for which is intended, the Govt. will have the right

to recover the subsidy / grant provided to them. States shall develop suitable

recourse mechanism through legally valid agreements / MoUs to deal with

such instances and make them essential part of the Scheme implementation.

States shall maintain these valid agreements along with valid documents,

without fail.

30) States may support the stake holders to avail loan from MUDRA to reduce the

financial burden towards beneficiary share.

V. Evaluation

1) Yearly and concurrent evaluation on implementation of the Central Sector

scheme shall be carried out by CSB in association with States, to assess its

level of implementation and progress.

2) Third party evaluation shall be carried out during 2019-20 to assess the

impact of the scheme at field level, State level and at CSB level as per the

components approved under the scheme.


N.B. : Taking into consideration the feedback /inputs from respective States,

Sericulture Stake holders, the final Implementation Guidelines will be

uploaded shortly.

For scheme details please contact Member Secretary, Central Silk Board, Bengaluru-

560068, Helpline Number :- +91-80-26684431