KARGIL, JUNE 22, 2022:
A team of scientists of Central Silk Board Pampore and Temperature Sericulture Research Institute SKUAST, Kashmir namely Dr Muttana, Dr Satish Y and Dr Bhuroo Zafar today met Executive Councilor, Agriculture, LAHDC, Kargil Mohsin Ali and discussed the implementation of a Centrally Sponsored Collaborative Research Project between CSR&TI Pampore and TSRI, SKUAST Kashmir for Kargil district.
On the onset of the meeting, the Executive Councilor welcomed the scientists on behalf of the LAHDC, Kargil for their visit to Kargil to promote sericulture activities in the district.
During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held regarding extensive field survey of Batalik sector for the feasibility of Silkworm rearing demonstration to local unemployed youth under the project.
The EC has shown interest in creation of a Sericulture Department in the district as it has already been established that sericulture could be a viable income augmenting industry.
He assured that land for the establishment of a mulberry nursery will be discussed with Central Silk Board, State Sericulture Department Kashmir, SKUAST Kashmir and SKUAST Kargil.
During the meeting, it was informed that the scientist team has also held a detailed discussion in this regard with local based Institutional heads of SKUAST including Dr Faizan Ahmad Head MAR&ES SKUAST Kargil and Dr Ghulam Mehdi Akhone Head KVK SKUAST Kargil for their support in the execution of research project.
In his concluding remarks, the EC thanked the authorities of Central Silk Board and SKUAST Kashmir for their efforts and hoped for furthering sericulture activities in the region for the betterment of farmers.