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Director Sericulture J&K visits Basic Seed Station Mirgund

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Takes stock of ongoing developmental works

SRINAGAR: The Director Sericulture J&K, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Tuesday visited Basic Seed Station Mirgund and inspected various Mulberry Nurseries/ Farms, Silkworm Seed Units and the Office of Manager Seed, Sericulture Dev. Department, Basic Seed Station Mirgund.

The primary objective of the visit was to closely monitor and assess the ongoing developmental works and overall functioning of the Basic Seed Station Mirgund.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Sericulture emphasized upon the officers of J&K Sericulture Dev. Department to work on mission mode in order to achieve all the developmental targets and gear up for extensive mulberry plantation drive for making the leaf reserves readily available to the silkworm rearers for ensuing rearing season apart-from relentlessly striving for quality silkworm seed production.

Besides, the Director Sericulture ascertained the progress with respect to the up-gradation of Seed Unit at Basic Seed Station Mirgund. He expressed happiness that adequate funds are being provided by the Government to the Sericulture Dev. Department for completing all the developmental Projects and bringing the Department under the ambit of Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP).

The Director Sericulture also stressed the need to further enhance the surveillance of the boundary walls of all the Mulberry Nurseries, Farms, Units and various offices of the Seed Stations so as to prevent any trespassing or damage to the departmental assets existing in the Seed Stations.

During the visit, Bhat held a detailed interaction with the employees working in the Seed Station and exhorted upon them to work with dedication and leave no stone unturned for the production of quality Silkworm Seed and emphasized the need to increase the Seed production capacity of the Seed Stations for achieving the self-sufficiency in silkworm seed production and abundant mulberry foliage in the form of leaf bank in U.T. of J&K.

The Development officer, ISDP, Sonawari, District Sericulture Officer, Baramulla and other officers were also present on the occasion.


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