3 sericulture projects launched by CM Lalduhoma to aid silk trade

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3 sericulture projects launched by CM Lalduhoma to aid silk trade

Aizawl:Chief Minister Lalduhoma inaugurated three major projects under Silk Samagra-II of the Sericulture Department at the Thenzawl Golf Course Auditorium. A total of Rs. 2552.44 lakhs projects were launched in this event, which is aimed at strengthening the silk industry in various districts of Mizoram.
The projects unveiled by Chief Minister Lalduhoma include Rs. 624.47 Lakh Eri Project has been developed for Lai Autonomous District, which is set to benefit 100 beneficiaries. Additionally, a Mulberry project, worth Rs. 588.36 lakhs for Chakma Autonomous District Council, meeting the needs of 100 beneficiaries.
The third and most extensive measure, a Rs. 1339.61 lakh Moga project, is set to have a transformative impact on sericulture in the entire state of Mizoram.
During his address at the inaugural programme, Chief Minister Lalduhoma highlighted the unique potential of the Muga silkworm, stressing that it can only thrive in the North-East.
He highlighted that while Assam’s hot summer poses challenges for raising Muga silkworms, the hilly terrain provides ideal conditions, making Mizoram an ideal location for such projects.

Chief Minister Lalduhoma expressed optimism about the far-reaching benefits of the inaugurated projects, projecting positive outcomes for over 700 families in Mizoram.

He urged caution in the beneficiary selection process, emphasizing a departure from past practices where partiality towards ruling party members hindered project success.

Lalduhoma affirmed the government’s commitment to ensuring that projects reach those who genuinely stand to benefit, irrespective of political affiliations.

Highlighting the existing sericulture landscape in Mizoram, Chief Minister Lalduhoma revealed that over 4000 families across approximately 2000 villages are engaged in silkworm rearing.

He articulated the government’s vision to enhance the selling rate for silk produced by these families, thereby improving their economic prospects.

The inaugural program witnessed the presence of esteemed guests, including members and scientists from the Central Silk Board, Directors and officials from Sericulture Departments of Northeastern states, as well as representatives from the media.

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