Transforming lives of sericulture farmers through ‘Silk Samagra & Beyond’

Silk is produced in India as a natural fibre, said Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary Union Ministry of Textiles. He said that polyster, nylon and viscose come under man-made fibre. There are four types of natural fibres like cotton, jute, silk and wool. Silk is the queen of fibre or known as the queen of fabric. The Central Silk Board is a big organisation headquartered in Bangalore. Its branches are everywhere in Jammu, Manasbal and Udhampur, etc. The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated ‘Silk Samagra & Beyond’ workshop on Sericulture in Jammu & Kashmir. He said the government has been trying for the past few months for the development of holistic agriculture and allied sector. The UT government endeavours to provide training, technology inputs, IT tools and infrastructure support to transform the sericulture. Shri Manoj Sinha expressed thanks to the officers, scientists, experts and farmers. In the national goal of silk production, we should ensure that Jammu & Kashmir should also be able to make a significant contribution, said the Lieutenant Governor. The stakeholders were provided knowledge of latest technologies and government schemes in sericulture. It was a platform for stakeholders to increase silk productivity in the UT. The J&K government is focusing to make the lives of farmers associated with this sector better. The challenges of Silk Samagraha were tackled in ‘Silk Samagra & Beyond’ that started on April 1, 2022. In 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set a goal to take this sector to the top. How to achieve economic independence of silk farmers is what the government aims to achieve. All those farmers associated with silk production should get every facility available is what the government is trying its best, said the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

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