Amitava Akuli

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In spite of the availability of natural resources and traditional skills, Tasar sericulture in India is stagnating due to frequent outbreak of a number of diseases. The most common and deadliest among all is Pebrine disease caused by a microsporidian parasite Nosema sp. Infections of the disease range from chronic to highly virulent and can result in(More)
This paper proposes a non-destructive technique for silk content estimation in cocoons. The price of a cocoon is determined by the silk content which is determined manually by visual inspection or feeling the toughness of the cocoon shell. The above methods are subjective, non-repeatable and prone to human error. With such non-transparent conventional(More)
Quality of Tasar fabric demands uniform coloured silk yarn during weaving. But, the variation of yarn colour depends on various natural factors like eco-race and feeding of silk worms, weather conditions etc and other production factors. So, silk yarns need to be sorted after production. At present, yarns are sorted manually by a group of experts which is(More)
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