Shopian: Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz, Thursday flagged-off one-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, Silk Reeling Unit Khanmooh and KVK-Malangpora.
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 this opportunity so as to make Shopian district self-reliant in silkworm production. Officials of the department and other concerned were also present on the occasion.