Bandipora, February 19: The department of Sericulture Bandipora organised a day long farmers training programme at Sericulture Farm Aytmulla Bandipora today. The programme was held under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) in which a large number of silkworm rearers participated.
The training programme was aimed at providing technical know-how to the participants for better cocoon production.
The Deputy Director Sericulture Peerzada Khursheed Ahmad briefed about the activities of Sericulture Department and said that 41000 kgs of cocoon production has been recorded in the District during 2017-18, generating an income of RS. 90.46 lack for Silkworm rearers. He said that 721units have been established under private sector in the district while as 4 departmental nurseries are also existing here where from mulberry saplings are being distributed among silkworm rearers.
Cheques worth RS. 97500 were also provided to beneficiaries under Catalic Development Programme for construction of rearering houses during the training programme.
Later, the Deputy Director Sericulture Kick- started the plantation drive in the Sericulture Farm. He said that as many as 42000 saplings of mulberry would be planted in the District this year to boost Sericulture sector