Arunachal: Training on Silkworm and cocoon technology
Altogether, 30 mushroom school dropout/unemployed rural youth Pasighat and East Siang district attended the programme.
Five days Training Programme on “Hand-on-training on Venture of Edible silkworm to post cocoon technology in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh” begin at College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF), Central Agricultural University (CAU), Pasighat , Arunachal Pradesh.
The programme is sponsored by National mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) National Institute Himalayan Environment, GBPNIHESD, Almora, Uttarakhand, India for benefit of school dropout/unemployed rural youth of Arunachal Pradesh.
The programme was aimed at imparting scientific knowledge and skill to the participants on recent advances in Edible silkworm to post cocoon technology
In his inaugural address, Chief Guest Prof. B.N. Hazarika, Dean, CHF, highlighted the importance and uses of silkworm, munga, cocoon for preparation of traditional dresses of NE region of India on various festivals and also emphasizes to farming community of this region to grow more and more. He further elaborated the future and prospects of silkworm cultivation in NE Region.
Guest of Honour Prof. D.B. Ahuja, Head of Plant Protection Department at CHF elaborated the scope of silkworm for entrepreneurship among rural youth of the State. He also highlighted different programmes run by the department for benefit of farmers and rural youth of the region.
Special Guest Mr. Lohit Sonowal, In-charge Research Extension, Central Silk Board Sille, East Siang elaborate the cost of silk worm is fulfilling the mission of doubling of farmers income by 2022 through this venture and Special invitees Mr. Dagmo Riba, Assistant Director, Deptt. of Textile and handicraft, East Siang District to check feeding of silkworm in pre larval stage.
Course Director, Dr. T. Shantibala presented the brief presentation on five days training programme and highlighted the scope and importance of silkworm in Arunachal Pradesh.
Altogether, 30 mushroom school dropout/unemployed rural youth from Bergulli, Debing, Mebo, Sille, Oyan and Pasighat of East Siang district attended the programme. The programme ended with Vote of thanks by Dr. RC Shakywar.