Tipu and Sericulture

It was Tipu, who introduced sericulture to the princely state in 1772 , that was till then buried in China, the country that founded the art of producing silk from silkworms in 3,000 BC. The different processes involved- from cocoons to silk saree, and the diseases that haunt the plants and many more information are available under one roof.

Mention must be made of ‘Mulberry wine’ the proud innovation of Ajay Dethose a research scholar. He took just 25 days to prepare the wine in room temperature- removing the juice from mulberry, mix it with fermented yeast and store it in a bottle with an outlet; Ajay explained the process to Deccan Herald.

Attractive artifacts made of cocoons are also on display here. Another interesting feature, which is drawing people in large numbers, is Department of Earth Science. It could well be attributed to mining, the most discussed subject from media to the general public due to the reasons, known to many. Open cast mine has been recreated with a portion of the land dug. Toy lorries loaded with soil for iron ore makes it clearer.

Also application of Geographical Information System (GIS), a new technology to collect data and soil that has gained significance in the backdrop of increasing activities in the respective realm.

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