Mandi, February 21
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the state government was committed to the welfare of sericulturists and opening centres for them in various parts of the district.
He was addressing a gathering at a sericulture farming workshop and dialogue programme at Bali Chowki here.
Thakur said a sericulture centre was being built at Bali Chowki at a cost of Rs 494 lakh. It would benefit silk weavers. A provision of Rs 50 lakh had been made for imparting training at the centre. Currently, 30 women weavers were being trained at Bali Chowki and being given Rs 300 per day.
He said Rs 318 lakh had been released for the construction of a silk seed production centre at Thunag.
The state was mulling to launch a vanished Oak Tussar sericulture scheme. The CM said the workshop had given an opportunity to farmers to get information about various schemes launched by the Central and state government for the development of the sericulture industry. Thakur honoured Roshani Devi from Bali Chowki region. He expressed gratitude to Govind Ram for donating 10 biswa for a pest breeding centre. — TNS
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