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Farmer Skill training

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With focus on farmers and agriculture related activities. J&K administration is conducting Farmer Skill training programmes.

In this connection Director Sericulture visited Bandipora and inaugurated Farmer Skill training programme at Manasbal.

The training was organized by Central Silk Board at their P4 Basic Seed Farm in association with the Sericulture Development Department.

More than 50 farmers of the District Ganderbal and Bandipora are participating in the said training.

Addressing the gathering, Director Sericulture highlighted the need for regular skill up-gradation of rearers to take advantage of the latest technologies at grass roots level in order to boost their confidence to increase the quality of Cocoon and its productivity at optimum level.

He added in his address that concerted efforts are being made to give impetus to the sericulture and skill up-gradations as a part of the capacity building programme for Silkworm Rearers. He informed that SKUAST and other Institutes are also being approached for organizing Sericulture oriented training Programmes of the industry for Silkworm Rearers.

He said that the Sericulture department is giving focus on addressing critical areas for promotion of Jammu & Kashmir Silk Industry and there is need to fully train the stakeholders in this direction.

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