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Sericulture industry receives a boost in Kashmir Valley

Updated: Nov 05, 2016 11:33 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov.5 (ANI): The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is committed to giving a boost to the sericulture industry for the benefit of cocoon growers and to generate jobs for the unemployed.

Since Kashmiri cocoons are famous due to its purity, people from across the world prefer to purchase silk products from the valley.

The government has already announced several small schemes, including free plant material and distributing of free rearing kits that growers are using during rearing process of cocoons.

Recently, sericulture authorities organised a cocoon auction market, where growers sold their cocoons to local and outside merchants that were coming from different parts of the country including West Bengal, Karnataka and Bhopal. (ANI)