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Chief Justice presides over Technology Day celebrations at KVK-Gurez

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GUREZ: Chief Justice High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice N. Kotiswar Singh today presided over Technology Day celebrations at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)-Gurez in Mountain Agricultural Research and Extension Station (MARES) of SKUAST-K at Izmarg here.

Upon his arrival at MARES, the Chief Justice was given a rousing welcome by Head MARES and Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Gurez, Dr. Bilal Ahmad Bhat, and the scientists and staff.

On the occasion, the Chief Justice interacted with subject matter specialists and scientists of the MARES and discussed the scope for cultivation of different vegetables as well as other potential species in the valley.

During the interaction, Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad Dar briefed the Chief Justice about the status and potential of honey bee rearing in Gurez Valley. Similarly, Dr. Mohammad Mudasir briefed the Chief Justice about the scope of protected cultivation of different vegetables in this region because of harsh climatic conditions in winter.

At Izmarg, the Chief Justice was briefed about different activities related to agriculture and allied sectors undertaken by SKUAST-K for the upliftment of the farming community of this region. Dr. Bhat apprised the Chief Justice about the recent tie-up of SKUAST-K with PepsiCo for marketing support to potato growers of this valley.

Dr Parveen Kumar, SMS (Ag. Extension), on the occasion, briefed the Chief Justice that July 16 is the Foundation day of ICAR and ICAR has decided to celebrate the day as Technology Day. He added that the Technology Day celebrations will go on till July 18 and all the KVKs in the country are organizing exhibitions displaying various innovations, technologies, and products as a part of their endeavor to raise awareness of the farming community.

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