Sericulture (Oak Tasar silk) is one of AT India’s flagship programs initiated in Uttarakhand, which clearly reflects organization’s synergistic approach of forest conservation through enterprise development. This program, was started way back in 1995 with a strategy to conserve old oak forests and has been continuously providing sustainable livelihoods for local communities. While coming along way silk enterprise development program of AT India became the single largest producer of oak cocoons in in 2003-04 in the country with a record harvest over 40 lakh Oak Tasar cocoons. The Castor plantation coverage has been in 50-hectare land spread across the 86 numbers of villages in 4 mountain districts viz. Rudraprayag, Tehri, Chamoli and Uttarkashi.

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