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Plantation drive

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Recently Director Sericulture has inaugurated extensive mulberry plantation drive.

He undertook a comprehensive visit to the tribal areas of Kangan in District Ganderbal under Public Outreach Initiative Programme.

Emphasizing the importance of mulberry Plantation across J&K, he informed that Mulberry plants are indispensable for sustaining the growth of Sericulture Sector in J&K and keeping readily available mulberry foliage to Silkworm Rearers for hassle free silkworm rearing.

He inaugurated a 5-day Skill Development Training Programme at the Degree Collage, Kangan in District Ganderbal under Capacity Building Activities for Silkworm Rearers/Farmers. These skill Development Training programmes are being organized across J&K as part of the department’s strategic plan for the year 2023-24 under the Holistic Agriculture Development Plan (HADP).

Moreover, he also informed that the department is also organizing Exposure Visits of Silkworm Rearers/Farmers to Mulberry Farm Srinagar and Udhampur, besides the department facilitates such exposure visits outside U.T of J&K as well. In this backdrop, the department organizes special skill up-gradation programmes for college students in Tribal Areas for their skill up-gradation and awareness about various schemes of the Government.

On the occasion, as a token of encouragement the Director Sericulture felicitated silkworm rearers with tool kits.

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