Silk Production - Overview
There are four types of natural silk which are commercially known and produced in the world. Among them mulberry silk is the most important with the other three falling into the category of non-mulberry silks namely Eri, Tasar and Muga. India is the 2nd biggest producer of silk in the World after China. In 2012 the silk production of India stood at 23679 MT and had a 15.49 percent share in total world silk production.
Mulberry is the largest practiced sericulture industry accounting for almost 79 percent of the entire silk production of the country.