In Marathwada, Maharesham campaign is being run by the administration in many districts. So that farmers can get information about silk cultivation and farmers can earn good profits.
Except for the last two years, Marathwada is known as a drought prone region. Therefore, it is difficult to increase the production of seasonal crops. But as the situation changed. The farmers here have also started doing new experiments. Farmers will now be able to take advantage of silk farming to get more yield in less water. Sericulture production is guaranteed even in less water. Now the area of sericulture is increasing in Marathwada, so a new silk procurement center has also been started in Beed district. Farmers are now emphasizing towards silk cultivation.
At present, the Maharesham campaign is being run by the Maharashtra Corporation in Marathwada. How is silk farming beneficial? For this, farmers are being told. Apart from this, the climate here is considered favorable for the cultivation of silk. Farmers are taking part in this campaign on a large scale.
Increase in the area of sericulture in Jalna district
15 years ago the farmers of Jalna district understood the importance of sericulture. Initiative was taken by Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Kharpadu along with extension department to spread this agriculture. So the farmers of Jalna district knew its importance. Presently The district has a silk farm of 900 acres. This year 300 farmers have been registered in the Maharesham campaign which means an additional 300 acres will be added.
silk cocoon price 55 thousand quintal
Silk cocoons are also being procured in Jalna district of Marathwada. The first market in the state was started in Jalna market committee. Now the new Beed Agricultural Produce Market Committee is also buying silk cocoons. Now the market for the farmers of Marathwada is also available the problem of the market is also solved.
This is the selection of villages and the necessary documents
The officers visit the villages to guide the farmers who want to develop the silk industry. These villages are selected on the basis of the horticulture area of the village taken from the Tehsil office. Guidance is given accordingly.
In this way farmers get benefits
Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, a benefit of Rs. Benefit is being provided for sericulture under the Pokra scheme of the Agriculture Department. From mulberry cultivation to silk industry, farmers are getting benefited.
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