Sericulture J&K Director Visits Mirgund for Self-Sufficient Silkworm Seed Production

Mirgund, May 22 (KNS): Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (IAS), Director Sericulture J&K today paid a visit to the Basic Seed Station, Sericulture Development Department Mirgund where he meticulously assessed silkworm rearing operations in various units, took stock of the availability of Mulberry foliage and hygienic conditions in all the assets and facilities existing in the seed station.

The Basic Seed Station Mirgund is spread over a vast area of 850 kanals of land with 70,000 mulberry plants of various types and varieties, besides, the seed station is vital for P2 and P1 silkworm rearing activities.

During his visit, the Director, Sericulture J&K examined the ongoing rearing of 400 Disease-Free Layings (DFLs) of P2 silkworms for the production of 30,000 to 35,000 P1 DFLs. Additionally, the station is currently rearing 2,100 DFLs of P1 silkworms out of which 300,000 DFLs are expected to be produced during the current season. It is anticipated that during this year there will be 20 to 25 percent increase in silkworm seed production compared to the previous year's output which will mark a significant step towards self-sufficiency in the silkworm seed sector.
The Director Sericulture J&K, expressed his appreciation for the dedication and hard work of the employees involved in the silkworm rearing operations in these seed units.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelHe commended their efforts and commitment to enhancing silkworm seed production.
While assessing the volume of mulberry nurseries and farms at the station, the Director urged officers and field functionaries to intensify their efforts to cultivate exotic and fruit-bearing mulberry plants, which are being imported from various countries to diversify mulberry cultivation in the Station.

Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat during the occasion underscores the importance of augmenting sericulture practices and enhancing production capacities to achieve greater self-reliance in silkworm seed production. The commitment shown by the staff working in the station and their ongoing efforts to introduce and cultivate diverse mulberry varieties are pivotal to achieving these goals.

Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (IAS), Director Sericulture J&K was accompanied by the Additional Director, Sericulture Dev. Department, Kashmir, Manager Seed, B.S.S. Mirgund, District Sericulture Officer, Ganderbal and other officers of the Department.(KNS) 

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