RAJOUR: To raise awareness among the farmers about the know-how of the latest practices in the field of sericulture and to strengthen the sericulture sector in the district, the Sericulture Development Department organized an awareness camp here at Sunderbani.
Scores of farmers from nearby areas attended the programme amid strict observance of Covid Safety protocol.
District Development Council Member Sunderbani, Rajinder Kumar who was the chief guest, congratulated the Department for organizing the awareness camp.
The DDC member said that farmers are the backbone of the society and the best possible efforts are being made to enhance their income. He informed that many schemes have been rolled out by the Government for the welfare of the farmer community and urged upon them to avail the benefits of the same.
The DDC member urged the farmers to take up sericulture on a commercial basis to achieve economic self-reliance.
The DDC member impressed upon the officers and field functionaries to redouble their efforts for effective implementation of Govt schemes to benefit the farmers. He said that along with Agriculture, sericulture can also become a major sector to improve the economic condition of the farmers.
The DDC member also distributed thirty rearing kits among the farmers of three mulberry zones, including Bhambla, Sunderbani and Kangri under the Silk Samagra scheme of the Sericulture Department.
Among the others, Vice Chairman Town area Committee Sunderbani; District Sericulture Officer and field staff of the Sericulture and farmers from nearby areas attended the camp.