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K M Hanumantharayappa assumes charge as Chairman of Central Silk Board

K M Hanumantharayappa has assumed charge as the new Chairman of Central Silk Board (CSB), for a period of three years.

He is the 25th Chairman of the Central Silk Board and succeeds N S Bissegowda.

About K M Hanumantharayappa

  • KM Hanumantharayappa by profession is a sericulturist and a weaver. He hails from Doddaballapura, a traditional silk weaving cluster in Karnataka.
  • He is a senior political leader from BJP. He is the President of Karnataka State Nekarara Horata Samithi.
  • Earlier from 2000 to 2002, he had served as a Member to the Central Silk Board. He also had served as Chairman, Karnataka Silk Marketing Board (KSMB) during 2010 to 2013.
  • Government of Karnataka has bestowed upon him Best Agriculturist Award.

About Central Silk Board (CSB)

  • CSB is a statutory body established under the Central Silk Board Act, 1948.
  • It functions under the aegis of Union Ministry of Textile.
  • It is a national organization for overall development of silk sector in India.

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