Imphal: Award will be given to the best sericulture farmers, sericulture minister Awangbow Newmai said on Tuesday during his field visit inspecting the progress of the seri farms at Kairembikhok, Tekcham, Kuraopokpi, Heirok, Uyal and Athokpam in Thoubal district.
The minister said he was satisfied to see the hard work of the seri beneficiaries. To help people earn their own income, under the integrated Sericulture Project (ISDP), the beneficiaries are provided assistance for construction of silk worm rearing house to produce cocoons, rearing appliances, planting materials which includes training facilities in the field of silk worm rearing and silk worm food plantation mulberry, he added.
If each and every beneficiary under the seri and other departments work hard to earn their own income then the problem of unemployment will be solved to some extent. He said such seri project will provide employment not only to this generation but to the coming generations also.