Resource utilization is an important aspect for the promotion of skill training programmes for the farmers.
Recently the Farmer Skill Training (FST) programme was inaugurated by Director Sericulture J&K, at Manasbal.
He added in his address that concerted efforts are being made to give impetus to the sericulture and skill up-gradations as a part of the capacity building programme for Silkworm Rearers. He informed that SKUAST and other Institutes are also being approached for organizing Sericulture oriented training Programmes of the industry for Silkworm Rearers.
He laid stress on resource utilizations and identifying the problems at ground level and called the farmers to fully interact with the Scientists during this training programme.
During the day long tour, the Director also visited the Departmental Nurseries and farms in the District and enquired about the status of cocoon production and took stock vis-a-vis supply of Mulberry sapling to the farmers in the District for quality Cocoon productions.
He informed that at the time of any difficulty faced by the silkworm rearers they can directly approach the District officers and Tehsil level officers. They can also visit technical sections of the Directorate both at Jammu (Mob. 9419518139) and Srinagar (Mob. 9419004960) for any assistance related to Sericulture.
On this occasion a mulberry sapling of improved mulberry variety was planted by the Director in the CSB Institute.