J&K sets target to plant 5 lakh mulberry trees

PTI Srinagar | Updated on March 10, 2011 Published on March 10, 2011


The Jammu and Kashmir Government has set a target of planting five lakh mulberry trees in the Valley this year to boost the silk industry.

The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Ghulam Hassan Mir, said the target of planting five lakh mulberry trees has been fixed for the current afforestation programme.

The Minister was on a visit to the Sericulture Department in Srinagar on Wednesday, where he planted a mulberry plant in the premises of the department.

Mr Mir was informed that 4,84,000 trees would be planted in various districts of the Valley during the current season, an official spokesman said.

The spokesman said during 2011-12, 8,866 acres will be covered under mulberry trees, for which a production target of more than eight lakh kilograms of cocoon has been fixed.

Published on March 10, 2011
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