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ATMA functionaries trained in sericulture management

By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2018 10:58 pm

Dimapur, Jan. 19 (EMN): The State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) organised a two-day training programme. The training was conducted on the topic “advanced management practices for sericulture: Production, post-harvest and value addition.”
The event was meant for functionaries of the ATMA. It was conducted at the SAMETI in Medziphema on Jan. 18 and the 19th, a press release from the institute informed about the programme.
The training aimed at imparting updates about latest technologies in sericulture and to create awareness about ongoing allied programmes provided by the department.
The resource persons for the training programme were Vilhousienuo Khro, assistant sericulture officer; and Mayangjala Walling, an extension officer from Dimapur.
The training course covered topics such as silkworm rearing; construction of rearing house and disinfectant; plantation and maintenance; post harvest management practices for sericulture and value addition.
As a part of field visits and practical sessions, the participants at the training programme were taken to the district sericulture office in Dimapur, the updates informed. The team visited the cocoon bank; silk reeling and twisting, and dyeing and weaving units, it was informed.
Designer Ninoto Zhimomi gave a discourse to the trainees about the operation of various units. The field visit concluded with interaction and discussions with workers from the units.
The participants also spoke about their observation and experiences from during the visit.
Dr. Watimongla Jamir, the vice principal and person in charge of the Bio-Chemistry Lab at the IETC at Medziphema also addressed the programme. In her address, she congratulated the participants for their successfully completing the training programme.
Silk is becoming very popular and considered one of the most promising agricultural enterprises; it has a high demand in both the domestic and international market, she said. She proposed cultivation of castor and mulberry plants on a large scale so as to bring benefits not only to the Sericulture department but also to counter effects of Climate Change and jhum cultivation practices.
The programme concluded with certificates and training items being distributed to the trainees, it was informed.

By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2018 10:58:18 pm
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