Sericulture picks up in Jharkhand villages

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Govindpur, Nov 26, 2007 : Sericulture has emerged as a virtual lifeline and a profitable employment avenue for villagers in Maoist-affected areas in India's eastern Jharkhand. Under the aegis of the Jharkhand state industrial department, farmers are beginning to rear silkworms.

A total of 687 trees have been grown on an area of 11 acres to provide the villagers with ample opportunity to rear silkworms.

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