Kulgam: The District Development Commissioner, (DDC) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today kick started Mulberry plantation drive in the district by planting Mulberry sapling in the premises of Govt. Degree College, Kulgam.
It was informed by District Sericulture Officer, Ashraf Ali that the Sericulture Department has a target to plant 30,000 mulberry trees this year in the district.
While speaking on the occasion, the DDC highlighted the importance of sericulture sector and urged for massive plantation of mulberry saplings on vacant state land, institutions during the current plantation season with multiple objective of arresting pollution and conserving environment besides ensuring availability of mulberry foliage for silkworm rearing.
Principal Degree College Kulgam, Professors and Lecturers, District Sericulture Officer (DSO) Kulgam, and other staff members of Degree College and Sericulture department were present on the occasion besides a large number of students.