Divisional Commissioner Kashmir & Director Sericulture J&K Unveil 2024 Calendar

Srinagar, Feb 20 (KNS): Mr. Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Sericulture J&K today unveiled the Annual Wall Calendar 2024 of Sericulture Development Department in presence of many officers present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said that the Sericulture sector being a viable sector of our economy provides livelihood to a sizable population of U.T of J&K. Lauding the efforts of the department in this regard he said that the multipronged approach is being adopted by the department to disseminate awareness among people of J&K about the various schemes, facilities and activities of the department to leverage the potential of sericulture sector and publication of the annual wall calendar is one of the initiatives in this direction taken by the department. He said that silkworm rearing activities are cost effective with higher returns. He said an aggressive publicity campaign must be launched to aware the people about the benefits of silkworm rearing and every available media be explored for the purpose. On the occasion the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir further assured the Director Sericulture J&K that vacant Government land will be provided for the development of Mulberry Nurseries and Farms across Kashmir Division.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (IAS), Director Sericulture J&K said that the annual wall calendar/ other published shall be a regular annual feature. During the occasion he highlighted the importance of undertaking extensive of mulberry plantation on the vacant Government lands for raising highly improved mulberry Nurseries/ farms to increase the green mulberry reserves for enhancing productivity and readily keeping available mulberry leaf in abundance for Silkworm Rearing across J&K. On the occasion the Director Sericulture J&K apprised the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir about the various initiatives and programmes of the Sericulture Development Department. He further informed him that the Department has kick started 05 days Skill Up-gradation Programmes as part of the departmental awareness programmes across J&K.

Development Officer, ISDP, Sonawari and other officers of the Department were also present on the occasion.(KNS)

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