Jammu and Kashmir, Department of Sericulture in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited (SICOP) and PHD National Apex Chamber organised a mulberry plantation drive at Integrated Handicraft and Silk Park, Zakura.
Director Sericulture, Riyaz Ahmad Wani and Director, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles Govt. of India, Pampore, Dr Sukhen Roy Chowdhary launched the drive.
“The Sericulture Department has targeted to plant one lakh mulberry trees this year. We are working to promote mulberry plantation on a massive scale. People should come forward to help to revive Sericulture sector in the state,” the director said.
Dr Sukhen Roy Chowdhary said the department has started coordinated Centre-State initiative to promote sericulture in the state and motivate farmers to adopt this traditional industry.