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Students visit Krishi Bhawan, get first hand appraisal of agricultural activities

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JAMMU, APRIL 18: A group of students from Government College for Woman Gandhi Nagar Jammu led by Prof Anjali Dhar and Prof Manpreet Kour visited Krishi Bhawan complex Talab Tillo, Jammu to get first-hand knowledge regarding different activities undertaken by the Department of Agriculture for the welfare of farming community and entrepreneurship avenues in agriculture sector. Hari Krishan Razdan, Director Agriculture, Jammu Chaired the awareness session which was organized by the Joint Directorate of Agriculture (Extension), Jammu

Director Agriculture stressed that youth should come forward to learn and adopt Scientific Agricultural Skills for efficient use of resources and timeliness of cultural operations to get sustainably higher yield and income as more than 70% population is dependent on this primary sector. He said that more emphasis is required on the diversification of farming with focus on quality production through promotion of standard production practices, area specific organic farming with market led and cluster-based approach.  More opportunities for employment generation are being created through expansion of vegetable cultivation, apiculture and mushroom growing on scientific lines.

RL. Bhagat, Joint Director of Agriculture (Extension), Jammu presented the overall view of the different programmes, activities and schemes to adopt latest technologies in farming to achieve the goal of doubling the farmer’s income.

Lectures were delivered by the experts on different topics including mushroom growing, protected cultivation of vegetables, apiculture, role of women in agriculture, self help groups formation, vermi-composting and kitchen gardening. The group was also shown the Protected Vegetable cultivation, Vermi-compost structures, Pesticide Testing Lab, Soil Testing Lab and Quality Control Labs.

Those who participated and interacted on the occasion included C. M. Sharma, Deputy Director of Agriculture (Central), Jammu, Sunil Koul, Deputy Director of Agriculture (Trainings), Jammu, N. K. Dubey, Chief Agriculture Officer, Jammu, K. K. Sharma, Agriculture Economist, Jammu, Vinod Raina, SMS, RL, Jammu, H. D. Sharma, Agronomist, Jammu, Daisy Bhan, Assistant Agriculture Chemist, Jammu, Jagmohan Bhat, Assistant Botanist, Jammu J. C. Raina, Agriculture Information Officer, Aman Jyoti, Subject Matter Specialist, Yaduvinder Singh, Programme Officer, Jammu and Neeraj Rajwal, SMS-III.

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