Sericulture dept holds awareness camp

ANANTNAG: The Department of Sericulture organized one day awareness camp at Sarnal to educate the farmers associated with silk rearing about the government schemes and latest techniques aimed at further boosting their businesses.
ADC Anantnag inaugurated the camp which was attended by progressive formers besides Deputy Director Sericulture, Sericulture Development Officer, district and block development officers and beneficiaries.
The experts deliberated on various issues concerned with silk and Cocoon rearing like modern methods and techniques, government incentives in the sector. They also made the farmers aware about different diseases which affect the growth of cocoon production besides measures to be taken for its prevention.
ADC, while speaking on the occasion, described various programs and policies started for welfare of people especially un employed youth. He also threw light on various projects started on subsidy basis for the growers besides market facilities at their steps.