Mapping of potential areas for expansion of sericulture was taken up under the CSB funded project on Applications of RS and GIS in Sericulture Development for three districts under BTR viz., Udalguri, Kokrajhar and Baksa out of 4 districts. Considering that sericulture development in the Chirang district is equally important, Directorate of Sericulture, Bodoland Territorial Region, Government of Assam, requested NESAC to take the project on Applications of Geospatial and Web Technology for Sericulture Development in Chirang district of Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam. The project has successfully been completed with mapping of suitable areas for expansion of Mulberry, Eri and Muga in the district. The project outputs have been integrated in the SILKS webportal and hosted in the public domain.
Shri Pramod Boro, Hon’ble Chief of BTR released the project report and the SILKs portal for the district on May 29, 2021 via online mode. The program was also attended by Shri Jogesh Deuri, Director, Sericulture, BTR and Shri PLN Raju, Director, NESAC, Dr. B.K. Handique, Project Coordinator and Smt Pratibha T. Das, Principal Investigator of the project, Officials from BTR and project team of NESAC.