Dimapur, January 23: Advisor, Department of Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio inaugurated the State Sericulture Farmers Training Center at Dhansiripar, Dimapur on Thursday.
Addressing the gathering, Zhaleo Rio termed the day as a red letter day particularly for the silkworm farmers as training institutes imparts the right knowledge to the farmers and make them aware about the different steps of rearing silkworms.
With the coming up of the State’s Sericulture Farmer’s Training Center at Dhansiripar, Rio mentioned that the residents of Dhansiripar were lucky and fortunate and reminded the farmers to utilise the funds and infrastructures provided by the Government in a judicious manner. While encouraging the farmers to take up sericulture as family industry, the Advisor informed that the training center would focus on plantation maintenance, nursery production and it’s techniques, silkworm rearing and management technique, silk spinning and technology, silk designing and product diversification.
He asked sericulture officials for drawing out calendar of activities while stating that the main objective of sericulture department was to uplift the economy of the poor under privilege and targeted beneficiaries.
On the occasion, Zhaleo Rio also encouraged the silkworm farmers to continue to work hard and asked the beneficiaries of Dhansiripar to inform him if they do not get their due entitlement. Rio also assured posting a sericulture officer for the benefit of silkworm farmers.
Secretary, Sericulture and Excise, Orenpomo Kikon advised the village council of Dhansiripar for taking necessary caution so that no encroachment takes place in the farm. The key note address was given by Director, Sericulture.
Joint Director in his technical report said that the project comprising of administrative block, practical room, dormitory, kitchen, rearing house, guest house and faculty room was constructed at the cost of Rs 4 crore 24 lakh.
Besides farmers, the programme was attended by sericulture officers, SDO (C) Dhansiripar, neighbouring villagers, chairman handloom and handicrafts, trainees, GBs and others.
(Page News Service)