Rajouri coming up as `silkworm rearing` district of J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 14:15

Jammu: The border district of Rajouri is
coming up as "silkworm rearing" district with high potential
in sericulture of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajouri is coming up as silkworm rearing district and it
has high potential in sericulture, District Sericulture
officials said here on Tuesday.

More than 5,400 families are associated with silkworm
rearing there, they said adding that annually 6,500 ounces of
silkworm seed is reared by these families, generating an
annual income of Rs 225 lakh, they said.

The topography of the district, being sub-tropical, and
the mulberry plant, being deep rooted can sustain in these
conditions well therefore economies of sericulture has an edge
over other activities, they said.

There are 20 department mulberry nurseries existing in
the district where 2.65 lakh to 3 lakh mulberry plants are
produced every year for distribution among the farmers, they
said.

There are also 33 department mulberry blocks spread over
an area of 45 hectares where 1.10 lakh of mulberry plants are
existing, they said.

Keeping in potential of the district, the department is
in collaboration with Central Silk Board and has been
implementing a prestigious project under cluster promotion
programme, they said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 14:15

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