A capacity building training for Muga adopted Seed Rearer began today at the P-4 Seed Station in Mendipathar under North Garo Hills district.
A total of 20 silk unemployed youth and some progressive muga farmers from the district as well as from Goalpara district are attending the training programme, which will conclude on December 11.
Organised by the Central Silk Board, Muga Eri Silkworm Seed Organization, Ministry of Textiles the training programme was inaugurated by additional deputy commissioner, ZJ Sangma.
Sangma said that muga culture help farmers improve their livelihood. He also released the technology booklet for the training programme.
P. Borpuzar, Scientist-D & Head ,CSB, MESSO, Guwahati who presided over the programme said that sericulture can generate employment and through muga culture the Central Silk Board takes a major role for conducting the various training programme for the socio economic development of farmers.
He urged the state administration for P3 rearing to solve the seed cocoon problem during unfavourable seasons and hoped that the traditionally practiced muga culture will improve economic status of Garo Hills and generate new employment opportunities.
Mahasankar Majumdar Scientist-B & OIC, CSB, MESSO of the unit said that during selection of the trainees emphasis is given on next generation of progressive farmers that they can continue the muga culture in a right way.
He also highlighted about the quality measure done in the P-4 unit and informed that after completion the training programme, trainees will be given certificates.