Sericulture is one of the most important rural industries practiced since several decades. It has certain inherent advantages of bivoltine double hybrids rearing in Madanapalli area through Institute Village Linkage Programme in field levelwill be implemented during the current 12th plan period for 100 farmers per each programme. The programme has been introduced at central silk board and state DOS level to educate sericulturists, still a wide gap exists between the recommended technology and actual adoption by sericulturists. To plan a suitable intervention strategy, to bridge this gap, it is necessary to understand the present knowledge and adoption level for improved technologies, so also existing mulberry leaf yield and silk cocoon production level.To Maintain the mulberry garden package of practices and to produce good quality of mulberry leaf and silkworm rearing technologies disease and pests’ management and control the disease to maintain hygienic condition in silkworm rearing house and good quality of cocoons harvesting practices in sericulture industry. It is, therefore, present study was conducted to know the extent of adoption of improved practices at farmer’s level in selected areas under Madanapalli Clusterof B- Kothakota, PTM, Thambalapalli, Mulkalachruvu, covering five locations with purpose of finding whether or not by adopting the improved sericultural technologies are transferred meticulously and adopted sincerely. A gain to the extent of 65Kgs to 70 Kgs in cocoon yield over the adaptation of new technologies and batter cocoon price. Therefore this IVLP programme has a positive impact on their adoption of improved technologies and their knowledge level. Through this they can earn for their better livelihood and look after their families by increasing their annual income through bivoltine double hybrid silkworm rearing.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN