The annual wall calendar of sericulture department was unveiled here on Wednesday during a workshop on technological interventions for boosting sericulture sector in the state.
The calendar was unveiled by ex-vice chancellor of Islamic University of Science & Technology, AR Trag and director sericulture Gulzar Ahmed Shabnum, according to an official spokesperson.
On the occasion, Trag said that revival of the sericulture was imperative as it is a viable sector of the state's economy guaranteeing a livelihood to a sizable population.
Appreciating the efforts of the department for boosting the sericulture activities, he said publication of the annual wall calendar was felt badly for reaching out to the maximum households. He said that silkworm rearing activities are very much cost effective with quicker and higher returns and an aggressive publicity campaign was required to be launched to aware the people about the benefits of silkworm rearing.
Director Sericulture said that the annual wall calendar published for the first time shall be a regular annual feature, besides a bilingual newsletter in Kashmiri and Dogri shall also be published regularly on a quarterly basis to disseminate the technology, benefits of farmer oriented schemes and motivating the people to venture into the silkworm rearing.