Govt to diversify activities to create job avenues for youth in aromatic, medicinal plants

PULWAMA: Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar and Minister for Agriculture, Mohammad Khalil Bandh on Wednesday visited mulberry farm at Tumlahal, Pulwama.
The ministers took stock of the existing facilities at the mulberry farm, spread over around 600 kanals of land, which the locals said “is one of the oldest farms in the area”.
Around 1000 families of the area are involved in cocoon production, read a handout.
The ministers assured the locals that the government would diversify activities of the mulberry farm to create skill development and job avenues for the local youth in aromatic and medicinal plants, it added.