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Area of Technology:Sericulture

Title of the Innovation: PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SILKWORM BED DISINFECTANT – SHAKTHI

Brief About Innovation

Shakthi is a bed disinfectant formulation comprising of eco- and user-friendly chemicals effective in the management of silkworm diseases namely grasserie, viral flacherie, bacterial flacherie and muscardine. The formulation does not emit any pungent smell and is safe to the personnel handling the silkworm rearing activities and is also cost-effective. The powder formulation is to be directly dusted using a muslin cloth on the silkworm body and rearing bed once after each moult and once after the fourth day of final instar. It can also be dusted on the mature silkworm before mounting them for spinning of cocoons. The powder formulation has a shelf-life of 12 months.

Plant & Machinery: 

Simple chemical mixing equipment, packing and sealing machine, etc.