With reference to sericulture in India, the government has planned around 100 bivoltine silk production clusters in the 12th Plan 2012-2017. Consider the following statements with this reference:
1. Bivoltine is a breed of mulberry silkmoth which produces two generations a year
2. In India, major type of silk produced is of multivoltine in nature than bivoltines
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

About 100 bivoltine silk production clusters are being planned in the 12th Plan. Bivoltine is a breed of mulberry silkmoth which produces two generations a year. In India, major type of silk produced is of multivoltine in nature (15,149 MT) than bivoltines (1166 MT).India is importing 7000 metric tonnes of raw silk every year to meet out the domestic demand.

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