“Huge contribution of silkworm products to the country’s textile industry”
Various programs are to be held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Namkum, Ranchi as part of Grower Pest Protection Week (May 16-22, 2022), during which the ” Silk Insect Day” was celebrated on May 18, 2022. Staff of the institute as well as students from various institutes and universities participated in the program. On this occasion, Dr. Nirmal Kumar, Director of the Institute, while presenting his point of view, said that the main objective of celebrating this type of week is that we should be aware of the importance of productive insects and of their qualities in our daily lives and retain and develop them so that we can truly benefit from the qualities inherent in them.
Dr. Nirmal also appealed to students to develop their interest in production kits like lac insects, silkworms and beekeeping by developing their interest and choosing it as a good job option which has immense potential in our state of Jharkhand. We need to increase awareness of productive insects and make information about them accessible to the common man. We should all also try to understand productive insects from the point of view of their usefulness in the conservation of nature.
On this occasion, Dr. Azfar Hussain Naqvi, a scientist from the Tasar National Research and Training Institute also gave a lecture to the students on the conservation, types, production and importance of the silkworm. After the lecture, the students and the staff of the institute posed questions to the experts, to which they got satisfactory answers. The visiting students also visited the institute’s research area and museum.
On the program, all the heads of departments of the institute presented their points of view on producing insects. The program organizer, Dr. Jyotirmoy Ghosh, gave the welcome speech to the program and the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Nandkishore Thombre. A total of 80 people, including students and institute staff, were enrolled in the program.