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Director Sericulture reviews preparations for upcoming rearing season

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SRINAGAR: The Director of Sericulture, J&K, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today undertook an extensive field visit to Seed Station, New Theed Harvan, Srinagar and various Mulberry Nurseries/Farms in Danihama, Noubough, Bakura, Dadi Noubough and Alastang of District Ganderbal to take stock of the ongoing up-gradation of the Seed Station and preparations for upcoming rearing season.

During the inspection, the Director of Sericulture interacted with Silkworm Rearers/farmers and reiterated his commitment to extending his unwavering support for the development of the sericulture sector in the region.

Besides, he emphasized that relentless efforts need to be made to strengthen and augment the Silkworm Seed production so that the department will embark towards the journey of self-sufficiency in Silkworm Seed in J&K.

Addressing the Silkworm Rearers/ Farmers, the Director assured them of the full support of the department vis-a-vis technical guidance and providing of a whole lot of facilities which include rearing kits, disinfectants and financial support for the construction of rearing sheds in a phased manner. He emphasized the significance of Silkworm Rearing in the agricultural landscape and highlighted the pivotal role played by farmers in the sericulture sector.

The ongoing up-gradation work at the Seed Station was a focal point of the visit, showcasing the department’s dedication to modernizing infrastructure and providing state-of-the-art facilities for sericulture enthusiasts. The Director expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the up-gradation work and his commitment for creating an enabling environment for sericulture activities in J&K. He exhorted the officers to complete all the development projects well in time and work on mission mode to achieve all the targets envisioned in Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP).

The Director Sericulture J&K emphasized upon the officers and other field functionaries of the Department to gear up men and machinery for the ensuing silkworm rearing season and share their technical expertise with the silkworm rearers/farmers for successful silkworm rearing and increased cocoon production.

Moreover, he also directed them to involve more and more silkworm rearers/farmers and youth with silkworm rearing and other sericulture practices through wide publicity and awareness programmes at ground level so that they may increase their earnings to a great extent.

The District Sericulture Officer, Srinagar and other officers were also present during the visit of the Director Sericulture J&K.

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