21500 kgs cocoon production recorded in Bandipora

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Srinagar, Mar 27 (UNI) In order to further boost the centuries old silk trade in the Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities are organising camps where farmers and cocoon rearers are being told about the latest scientific methods of feeding the silk worms.

Official sources said an awareness camp of Central Silk Board was held at Bandipora, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir where hundreds of progressive farmers and cocoon rearers participated.

They said the exports of Research and Training Institute, Pampore, acquainted the participants with the latest scientific methods for feeding the silk worms.

Meanwhile, about 21500 kgs of cocoon production worth Rs 14 lakh was recorded in Bandipora district during this fiscal.

This had generated employment for 625 cocoon rearers, an official spokesman said.

He said during the current plantation season 8000 dwarfs were planted and six nurseries developed.

UNI BAS QAB JT HT1250

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