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berry, proper developmental effort' have not been made, For instance, of the total production of 5.977 tonnes of raw silk in 1982-83, mulberry accounted for as much as 5'488 tonnes, tasar for 279 tonnes and the rest comprised eri and muga, In the exports of. silk goods worth Rs 83 crore in 1982-83, mulberry silk goods accounted for as much as Rs 72 crore. There is good scope for producing tasar silk in the eastern region. Similarly, there is good scope to rear the muga variety in the north-eastern region. Silk goods exporters claim that ano- ther major problem faced by them is inadequacy of packing credit facilities. Currently they get this facility for 90 days, whereas the Silk Association has been pleading with the government and the Reserve Bank for extending it upto 180 days.

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