India is the second-largest producer of silk in the world. With a rich and complex history, silk is closely tied to the life and culture of Indians. The industry today provides employment to more than 8 million people in rural and urban areas in India. The traditional and culture-bound domestic market has helped the country achieve the unique distinction of being the only country producing all five commercial silks; Mulberry, Tropical Tasar, oak taser, Eri and Muga. Program highlights include:

  • Production of silk in India
  • The silk export and import industry
  • Employment and foreign exchange initiatives