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ACR Shopian flags off farmer’s exposure visit

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SHOPIAN, NOVEMBER 22: A group of 50 farmers from different villages of district Shopian was flagged off by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Shopian Majid Jahangir in presence of Chief Agriculture Officer Shopian Manzoor Ahmad Nazki and Sub-divisional Agriculture Officers Shopian/Keller for an Exposure Visit to Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Shalimar Srinagar today.

The exposure visit is being organized by the Department of Agriculture Shopian under National Mission for Agriculture Extension & Technology (NMAET) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

Jahangir while interacting with the farmers on the occasion said that the programme has been organized for acquainting the farmers with modern techniques for Commercial Agriculture, emerging trends in organic farming and cultivation of vegetables under protected conditions on scientific lines.

Chief Agriculture Officer Shopian impressed upon the farmers to interact with the farm scientists, experts and extension functionaries to learn modern methodology in the cultivation of crops. He asked the farmers to enhance their technical skills in the field of Integrated Farming and to adopt the advanced technology for cultivation of cash crops including vegetables, mushrooms and other agricultural crops after learning from such Trainings/Exposure Visit.

Giving details of the tour programme Sub-divisional Agriculture Officer Shopian said that the group of 50 farmers from different villages of the district will attend one-day exposure visit to SKUAST-K during which the farmers will visit different divisions of the university.

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