A one day Beneficiary Awareness programme on mulberry sericulture was held at Koijam village of Machi block in Chandel district Wednesday.
The awareness was organised by District Sericulture Officer Chandel and it was attended by staffers of district sericulture office and about 50 beneficiaries from Koijam, Langol, Khunbi, Khunbi Tuinem and Khunbi Tuisen village .
District Sericulture Officer Amang Mangte Assistant Director in his key note address said department of sericulture, government of Manipur has been giving financial assistance for development of mulberry sericulture in Chandel’s Machi block after Integrated Sericulture Development Project was launched in the state in 2015 for development of sericulture in the hill districts of Manipur.
Since then District Sericulture Office Chandel under the guidance of the state directorate of sericulture has been able to identify 68 numbers of farmers established one acre each of mulberry farms.
Saying that today’s awareness was carried out to help farmers have better understanding of sericulture and enhance skill and knowledge, DSO Amang Mangte expressed hope that after the program the farmers will be empowered to make changes and identify areas to make improvement so that sericulture, which is a profitable venture is realized.
He urged the farmers to work with dedication and sincerity.
In today’s programe, Inspectors E Maheswar Singh, Hb Ruwngthung, and N Florence Devi spoke respectively on the topic ‘mulberry cultivation’, Importance of disinfection and hygiene in silkworm rearing and Late age rearing technology. Long -time experienced Rearer Shamu Singh also talked on management of chawki rearing Technology.
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