Kishtwar admin set to plant 30,000 mulbery plants this year

Kishtwar admin set to plant 30,000 mulbery plants this year

DDC reviews progress in horticulture, cattle, fish farming

KISHTWAR: District administration Kishtwar has set the target of planting 30,000 mulberry saplings and producing 6,000 kg cocoon this year.
The department of sericulture will enhance the target of planting mulberry saplings from 20,000 to 30,000 saplings, even as it has set the target of producing 6,000kg in the district, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Angrez Singh Rana directed here at a meeting while reviewing the achievements of fisheries, sericulture, horticulture, sheep and animal husbandry departments.
CAHO (Chief Animal Husbandry Officer) Kishtwar, CHO (Chief Horticulture Officer) Kishtwar, AD (Assistant Director) Fisheries, besides officers from horticulture, sheep husbandry, social forestry and soil conversation were present in the meeting, an official release read.
AD Fisheries apprised the DDC about the current status of construction of fish ponds in the district. The DDC directed the AD to ensure construction of fish ponds in time bound manner.
The sheep husbandry department was asked to rotate the rams from one block to another block in order to prevent inbreeding and to improve the cross breeding, the release read.
CAHO informed that the repair and renovation work of hatchery has been completed. He informed that new generator had been procured and will be installed within 2-3 days to facilitate round-the-clock power supply to the hatchery, it read.
For increasing the milk production, artificial insemination had been doubled from 5,000 to 10,000 in the district.
SDM Paddar was directed to identify 100 kanals of state land in Atholi and 300 kanals at Kabban for establishment of yak breeding farms.
Regarding Horticulture department, the CHO informed that 104 polygreen houses had been distributed this year. The DDC directed to fix the target of distributing 150 polygreen houses among the farmers for the current fiscal, the release added.