Use of technology, knowledge key to boosting crop yield: Agri minister

Use of technology, knowledge key to boosting crop yield: Agri minister

Lays foundation of Farm Machinery Testing, Training Centre at SKUAST-K

SRINAGAR: New technology and awareness among farmers is important to enhance production and productivity of crops in the state, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Wednesday said, an official press note read.
According to the press note, the minister said this after laying foundation stone of Rs 1.15 crore Farm Machinery Testing and Training Centre (FMTTC) at SKUAST (K). Work on the centre, being funded by Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, will be completed within 9 month period.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST (K), Prof Nazir Ahmad, Principal Secretary Agriculture Production, Sundeep Kumar Nayak, agricultural scientists and a large number of faculty members were also present on the occasion.
Hanjura said that the setting up of testing and training centre in SKUAST (K) would help in testing and certification of agricultural equipments and machinery. He expressed hope that the new centre would help farmers in increasing productivity and quality of various crops, the press note read.
Laying emphasis on raising awareness among farmers about scientific agricultural production and commercial crops, he said that this would ultimately enhance produce in short intervals.
The minister said that department of agriculture was working to address the concerns of farmers and providing a requisite boost to allied activities such as encouraging horticulture, dairying, fisheries, poultry and beekeeping.
He said, “Various farmer-specific central and state government schemes like Fasal Bima Yojana, Krishi Sichayi Yojana are aimed at increasing the productivity and double farmers’ income by 2022.”
He directed the concerned officials to conduct regular field visits so that farmers could avail their benefits.
Hanjura emphasised the imperativeness to provide innovative methods in agriculture by the agriculture department. He said that the State has an agricultural-based economy with most of its population directly or indirectly reliant on the sector, the press note further read.
Reiterating government’s commitment of doubling farmers’ income, he directed the concerned officers to set annual targets and make strenuous efforts to achieve the same. He asked them to organise seminars, awareness camps, Kisan Melas and conferences on regular basis for educating farmers about the benefits of organic farming and updating them about latest technological advancements in the field, the press note added.Use of technology, knowledge key to boosting crop yield: Agri minister
Lays foundation of Farm Machinery Testing, Training Centre at SKUAST-K
SRINAGAR: New technology and awareness among farmers is important to enhance production and productivity of crops in the state, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Wednesday said, an official press note read.
According to the press note, the minister said this after laying foundation stone of Rs 1.15 crore Farm Machinery Testing and Training Centre (FMTTC) at SKUAST (K). Work on the centre, being funded by Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, will be completed within 9 month period.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST (K), Prof Nazir Ahmad, Principal Secretary Agriculture Production, Sundeep Kumar Nayak, agricultural scientists and a large number of faculty members were also present on the occasion.
Hanjura said that the setting up of testing and training centre in SKUAST (K) would help in testing and certification of agricultural equipments and machinery. He expressed hope that the new centre would help farmers in increasing productivity and quality of various crops, the press note read.
Laying emphasis on raising awareness among farmers about scientific agricultural production and commercial crops, he said that this would ultimately enhance produce in short intervals.
The minister said that department of agriculture was working to address the concerns of farmers and providing a requisite boost to allied activities such as encouraging horticulture, dairying, fisheries, poultry and beekeeping.
He said, “Various farmer-specific central and state government schemes like Fasal Bima Yojana, Krishi Sichayi Yojana are aimed at increasing the productivity and double farmers’ income by 2022.”
He directed the concerned officials to conduct regular field visits so that farmers could avail their benefits.
Hanjura emphasised the imperativeness to provide innovative methods in agriculture by the agriculture department. He said that the State has an agricultural-based economy with most of its population directly or indirectly reliant on the sector, the press note further read.
Reiterating government’s commitment of doubling farmers’ income, he directed the concerned officers to set annual targets and make strenuous efforts to achieve the same. He asked them to organise seminars, awareness camps, Kisan Melas and conferences on regular basis for educating farmers about the benefits of organic farming and updating them about latest technological advancements in the field, the press note added.

 

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