Advisor Kumar for double cropping of cocoon

Releases calendar of sericulture deptt

GKNN
Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 11 2019 12:44AM | Updated Date: Jan 11 2019 12:44AM
Advisor Kumar for double cropping of cocoonInfo Deptt

Advisor to the Governor, K Vjiay Kumar on Thursday called for double cropping of cocoons for the economic upliftment of farmers associated with sericulture in the state. 

According to an official statement, the advisor said this during the release function of the wall calendar of sericulture department prepared for the first time as an endeavour of the department towards the promotion of the sector. 

Kumar lauded the efforts of the department for promoting the sericulture activities and said that the wall calendar shall help it to reach out to maximum households and aware common masses about the activities and schemes of the department.

He asked the department to use all available means of media for propagation of the farmer oriented schemes and providing them all technical knowhow. This, he said shall be the motivating force to engage youth with pre and post cocoon activities. He also called for rejuvenating and expanding the sericulture activities to maximize the livelihood opportunities, besides ensuring the stabilisation of double cropping of cocoons for further economic upliftment of farmers associated with sericulture in the state.

Secretary Agriculture, Manzoor Ahmad Lone while highlighting the various features of the wall calendar said that every activity and sector has been given proper space in the calendar. It also carries valuable tips for every aspect of Sericulture viz, successful mulberry plantation, Nursery Vegetative propagation, Incubation of Silkworm Seeds,and silkworm rearing.

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