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Cocoon production registers 3 per cent increase

The Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department (APD), Pramod Jain says cocoon production registered an increase of 3 per cent. Thus it recorded a production of 973 metric tons in the current financial compared to last year’s 147 metric tons.

Under the Institute Village Linkage Program (IVLP), Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute (CSR&TI) has adopted 100 cocoon farmers in the vicinity of the institute at Pampore. The projects planned for development of the Silk Industry in the state with the support of Central Silk Board (CSB). Director of Sericulture, Malik Farooq informed that the department of sericulture has taken various initiatives for the uplift of this vital sector. The reason behind this is to see that the silk industry is developed on sustainable basis. He also informed that two separate projects for SC/ST families associated with the sericulture sector are in offing.