Published On: Mon, Feb 9th, 2015

Central Silk Board opens High Capacity Silkworm Egg Cold Storage Plant at Mysore

Mysore: The Union Textiles Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the newly built, state-of-the-art, high capacity silkworm s2015020962070egg cold storage plant here today.

The new plant has been necessitated by the increasing seed production targets of National Silkworm Seed Organization (NSSO) and the leading role southern India has to assume in the coming years in this area.

Up to 1.0 crore disease free layings (dfls) can be comfortably preserved in this plant. In effect, with this plant, the total storage capacity of the Mysore facility would go up to 1.5 crore dfls.

The size of the cold rooms has been specially designed to suit the requirements of sericulture industry and to utilize the space effectively for preserving hibernated bivoltine silkworm seed under different schedules, ranging from 4 to 10 months.

The new Cold Storage Plant runs on a DX system, is constructed with pre-fabricated double skinned insulated panel, and is highly energy efficient. The plant is equipped with PLC based data logger system for automatic monitoring of temperature and humidity inside the cold rooms with alarms. All control panel boards are microprocessor-based, connected with the data logger. This is slated as one of the prestigious milestones that enables NSSO to gallop to the next level of silkworm seed production and distribution in the country. The above cold storage unit will give boost to the production of import substitute bivoltine raw silk in India.

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