To facilitate cocoon growers amid COVID19 pandemic, the J&K Industries shall be procuring 60,000 Kg of cocoon from Jammu and 50,000 kg from Kashmir.
The decision was taken in ameeting held here Tuesday under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary,Agriculture Production department, Navin Choudhary.
Themeeting was informed that during spring rearing the expected yield of Cocoonwas 2.40 lakh kg in J&K, adding the cocoon harvesting has started in Jammuwhile in Kashmir it was expected to start in a month.
While deliberating on theissue, Choudhary said in order to discuss and consider modalities forprocurement in view of outbreak of COVID19, it was imperative that JKIndustries make market intervention, as due to lockdown cocoon buyers fromoutside were finding it difficult to participate in auction.
Navin said due to evolvingsituation, it was imperative that Sericulture department brings on board thetraditional buyers from within and outside the state so that the farmers couldbe benefited.