Study tour for sericulture farmers
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 13: The 3rd batch of Sericulture farmers from District Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and Udhampur of Jammu division left for study cum training programme to Karnatka today.
The study cum training programme has been organized by the Sericulture department under Centrally Sponsored Scheme” Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna” .
The 2nd batch comprising of 22 Sericulture farmers of Rajouri and Poonch districts is already undergoing study cum training programme at Karnataka .
This study-cum-training programme has been organized to acquaint the silkworm rearers about the latest techniques of silkworm rearing and mulberry cultivation being practised in the southern states, especially in Karnataka which is a Sericulture advanced State in the country. This type of exposure will make aware of the silkworm rearers about the importance of mulberry cultivation in their land holdings and the latest technologies by using which they can improve their cocoon crop qualitatively and quantitatively and develop a concept of multiple cropping.
To acquaint the progressive farmers about latest Knowhow in agricultural techniques, Vice Chairman Kissan Welfare Advisory Board, Rachpal Singh today flagged off 100 farmers of the Kashmir valley on an agriculture tour.
The farmers hailing from Bandipura, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Srinagar and Shopian districts would visit various states and get firsthand experience of the techniques being adopted in these areas for better produce and diversification of crops.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh said that the objective behind these agriculture tours are to train the farmers of the state in the latest techniques used in agriculture field in the neighbouring states so that they can use these techniques back at home to increase agriculture production. He said these tours have proved greatly beneficial as reported by the field supervisory staff. On the occasion, Director Agriculture, Jammu, Director Sericulture and other senior officers were also present.
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