KULGAM: Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, Wednesday flagged-off two-day awareness cum exposure tour for Sericulture farmers of the district.
The tour was organized under the centrally sponsored Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme during which the farmers will visit the Central Sericulture Research Training Institution Pampore.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the aim of the programme is to acquaint farmers about the latest technology being used by the Sericulture Department regarding silk worm rearing and maintenance of mulberry trees.
He impressed upon the farmers to make optimum use of this opportunity so as to make Kulgam district self reliant in silkworm production. ADC, ACR, Tehsildar Headquarter, Officials of the Department and other concerned were also present on the occasion.