College of Temperate Sericulture SKUAST starts training on intercropping in mulberry for effective land utilisation

Srinagar: A Six day’s training programme on ‘Intercropping in mulberry an effective way of land utilization’ under Skill Training of Rural Youth(STRY), was attended by 28 participants at the College.The programme was inaugurated today on by Prof.KhursheedAhmad Sahaf, Head Division of Silk Product Science.
The programme was conducted under the able leadership of Prof.Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice-Chancellor and directions of Director Extension – Prof.Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi. The programme aims at inculcating innovation and skill among rural youth.
Prof.Sahaf highlighted the importance of sericulture industry and impressed upon the trainees to take full advantage of the six days practical training programme related to different aspects of sericulture and come up as successful entrepreneurs. Dr.MushtaqRasool Mir, Head Division of Basic Science & Humanities highlighted the role of sericulture in creation of rural employment.
Dr. Irfan Latif Khan,Coordinator of the training programme highlighted the importance of silkworm rearing for the socio- economic development of the people living in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. M. F. Baqual Associate Dean College of Temperate sericulture interacted with the trainees and highlighted the importance of skill development along with education and impressed upon the trainees to become job providers rather than job seekers.He further said that sericulture can become an important avocation for the youth as there is great demand for silk in the country and the world over, and we have the best of the climate to take up sericulture activity in full or part thereof for raising dividends.

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