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Dir visits Cocoon Auction Market, assesses auctioning status
JAMMU, July 1: The status of auctioning of cocoons produced by the farmers of Rajouri and Poonch districts during 2013-14 was reviewed by the Director Sericulture Development Department Jammu during their visit to Cocoon Auction Market Sunderbani.

The Deputy Director Poonch informed that 5227.650 kgs of dry cocoon was sold at cocoon auction market Mendhar by 455 farmers who earned Rs.22.65 lakh.

The Deputy Director Rajouri informed that, upto June 30, 2013, about 25000 kgs of dry cocoon has been sold at cocoon auction market Sunderbani and highest bid was recorded at Rs.891 per kg.

The farmers who got highest rate were Shamshad Begum R/o Khark Kalakote, Khurshid Begum R/o Khark Kalakote, Sushil Kumar S/o Ram Lal R/o Nowshera and Iftikhar Ahmed R/o Kota Balakota Mendhar.

It has been further reported that this year the cocoon crop will increase the income of farmers by about 25 percent to 30 percent over the last year.

News Updated at : Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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