Pulwama: Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar today flagged-off a group of progressive farmers of the district on a day- long awareness-cum-exposure tour organized under centrally-sponsored Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme.
During the tour, farmers will visit the Central Sericulture Research Training Institution Pampore, KVK Malangpora and Basic Seed Station MirgundPattan.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the aim of the programme is to acquaint farmers with the latest technology being used by the Sericulture Department regarding silkworm rearing and maintenance of mulberry trees.
He impressed upon the farmers to make optimum use of the opportunity so as to make Pulwama district self-reliant in silkworm production.
Besides, other concerned Officials of the Department, a large number of farmers were also present on the occasion.