In order to give a boost to agriculture and allied sectors, the government is working on sericulture to achieve maximum growth in this sector.
Silk production now has a lot of takers globally and the government is trying to connect the silk market with the rest of the world.
The futuristic roadmap for holistic growth of agriculture and allied sector will safeguard the age old skills being transferred from generation to generation. The effort is aimed at to help preserve and promote the unique and indigenous craft legacy of J&K across the globe.
The government is giving importance to adoption of latest technological advancements in the silk industry to reduce dependence on imported silk. One of the three important centers in the country for Research and Development, Training, Transfer of Technology and IT Intervention has been set up at Kashmir’s Pampore.
Recently, the Department of Sericulture, Rajouri, Mulberry Circle Lamberi organized Kissan Ghosti/Scientific interaction under the ATMA programme . The main objective of the programme was to educate silkworm rearers about the latest technology and practice for silkworm rearing.
The farmers were briefed about various projects being implemented under the Holistic Agriculture Development Programme.
In a significant accomplishment, Kundan Lal, a progressive farmer of Lamberi Rajouri, has earned Rs 91666.50 in 20 to 25 days by selling 87.6kg dry crop. Similarly, Tilak Raj of Lamberi Village of Rajouri has earned Rs 132356 in 20 to 25 days by selling 131.350 kg of silk.