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Government Of Assam Handloom Textiles & Sericulture Directorate of Sericulture

Cocoon Banks

Marketing through Cocoon Bank

Sericulture in the non - traditional and some of the northern states is not as developed as in traditional states in terms of silk production, productivity and number of crops per year. Majority of the non - traditional sericulture states have two commercial crops per year. This situation compels the reeling units/ reelers of the above states to procure raw material and store them for at least six months, to be used during the off season.

In order to help the reelers / reeling units of the states and make available the raw material throughout the year, it were established Cocoon Bank at Udalguri, Kamrup and North Lakhimpur during the XI Plan period.

Price of Eri cut cocoon

The floor prices for purchasing of cocoon fixed by Advisory Committee of cocoon bank

Benefited from the cocoon Bank

Cocoon Growers

The farmers of all districts of Assam and neighboring state of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh will be benefited from the cocoon bank.


The spinners of Rampur, Bijaynagar, Palashbari, Chaygaon are taken the Eri cut cocoon from the cocoon bank spin with traditional device Takli sale in Bijaynagar Market.

Spinning Mill

The local spinning mills Mini Spun Mill at Dimalgaon, Kokrajhar, Fabric Plus Pvt. Ltd. consumes the lion share of the cocoon from the Cocoon Bank.

Strategy for 2013-14

To collectivize the small scale production at individual level through collective action in form of SHGs and set up of cocoon collection centre at each village and collect the cocoon through Sericulture Demonstrator and Facilitator.