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Sericulture indicates blessing for rural people in Rajshahi

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RU Correspondent :
Many rural people are improving their living standard in Rajshahi region through boosting local silk yarn production. The production is also indicating their success.
The region is famous for silk yarn production, so the rural people mainly women are engaged in silk yarn production directly.
They have become self reliant removing poverty by adopting silk yarn farming side by side with their regular household activities with the assistance of Bangladesh Sericulture Development Board (BSDB).  
BSDB provides necessary training and financial supports to them for boosting local silk yarn production.
While visiting Lowpara of Mohanpur upazila, Halima and Joshna, watchers of mulberry garden said that they are working of cutting mulberry plants along side watching those gardens. Halima also said that Rajshahi Sericulture Board has provided her Tk 3,000 per month. She affords something of this income to her family and also children.
Alauddin Mondal, a manager of Paba upazila extension office said, there are need four times to cut mulberry trees within a year. A farmer can earn Tk 30,000 to Tk 35,000 through establish high yielding mulberry garden and produce superior quality of silk cocoon. Necessary advices, training and financial supports have been provided to the farmers for boosting silk yarn farming.
Around 5,000 mulberry saplings into 5 blocks were planted in Paba circle. Besides, a total of 22 silk homes were also set up in Paba circle under a government project. In order to ensure self efficiency and to promote the silk industry in this region, this project will keep a vital role, also said Alauddin Mondal.
While asking director general of BSDB Anish-ul-haque Bhuiya, he said that the government has taken an initiative to revive of silk industry. Different projects were taken in this regard and those projects have been implemented to promote silk industry. About 10,000 unemployed men and women in this region are getting opportunities to engage in this sector. Besides, a competitive market of silk cocoon can be created massively in this region, he added.

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