1,500 farmers complete training

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A Three-day training to 1,500 farmers for mulberry cultivation and silkworm rearing concluded in Poonch division of AJK, official sources said.

“It was primarily aimed at facilitating farmers in practical working with the due technical assistance and support of the AJK State Department of Sericulture through the distribution of rearing kits among the trained farmer,” said Syed Ali Asghar Shah, Director AJK Sericulture Department while talking to APP, here, on Saturday.

“A large number of lady farmers also participated in the training program showing their keen interest in silkworm rearing,” said Syed Ali Asghar Shah.

The head of the state sericulture department stated that in continuation of the distribution of 174 rearing Kits with imported and local Silk Seed Packets in the recent past, eighty rearing kits were distributed among the remaining farmers trained at District Haveeli / Kahouta, Rawlakot District Poonch.

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