Catalytic Development Programme on Sericulture (CDP)
Sericulture is the art and science of raising silkworms for silk production. India is the second largest producer of raw silk after China. In India, Sericulture is a farm-based, labour intensive and commercially attractive economic activity falling under the cottage and small-scale sector. It requires low investment, with high returns and .can be take up along with other traditional crops. Pursuing two crops gives farmers adequate returns and increases their ability to absorb risks.