Bhubaneswar: The state government has planned to send a delegation of farmers to West Bengal to help them learn the art of sericulture to boost the production and their trade. The government has decided to sponsor the visits of the delegation.
The Directorate of Textiles has prepared a list of selected farmers from the state who will visit the Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute at Berhampore in West Bengal. Some of the field officers from the state are also set to visit the centre to get an expertise on the matter. The visit has been scheduled for August 30.
The Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute at Berhampore has decided to impart training to the farmers in mulberry farming. Some of the sectors in which the farmers are expected to get training include-Chwki Silkworm rearing, integrated disease and pest management, late age rearing, mulberry cultivation, post cocoon technology while exposure visits have also been planned for the same.