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Railly Kosa to be purchased on support price as per instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Railly Kosa to be purchased on support price as per instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Another important gift to the residents of remote forest areas

Local residents will get maximum benefit of processing and production of Railly Kosa

8 to 12 crore Railly cocoons worth Rs 30 to 40 crores are produced in the state

*Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Association will procure Railly Kosa on support price*

 According to the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, important decisions have been taken in the interest of tribal-forest dwelling farmers who are engaged in sericulture (silk farming) and Kosa production in Bastar division. Under this, the purchase of 'Railly Kosa' will now be done by Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce (Trading & Development) Co-operative Federation Limited on support price. Forest and Climate Change Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar said that with this important decision of the government, now the local residents will get maximum benefit of production and processing of Rally Kosa.

 

Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Association Managing Director Mr. Sanjay Shukla said that Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has also directed to increase the employment at the local level in the state by increasing the processing of Rally Kosa at local level. Chhattisgarh is a leading state in terms of Kosa production. Two types of Kosa are produced in the state including Railly and Daba Kosa. At present, Daba Kosa is purchased by the Silk Department, but Rally Kosa is purchased through traders. Keeping this in view, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has directed Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Association to purchase Railly Kosa produced in Chhattisgarh at support price. Residents including tribal-forest dwelling farmers of Jagdalpur, Dantewada, Keshkal, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Sukma districts of the state will get direct benefits.

 

Meanwhile, Railly cocoons grow on the Sal tree while the cocoon of Daba Kosa grows on trees like Arjuna, Saja and Lendia. Rally Kosa is superior to Daba Kosa in terms of quantity and quality. Rally Kosa production takes place in two seasons including Bhado and Chaiti, of which the quality and quantity of Bhado crop is high. 8 to 12 crore Railly cocoons are produced in the state of Chhattisgarh. Its average value is 30 to 40 crores. Also, 9 to 10 crore cocoons of Daba Kosa are produced, whose value is about 25 to 30 crores. At present, out of these, the purchase of Daba Kosa is done by the Silk Department, but the Railly Kosa is purchased through traders.

 



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