38 farmers tour neighbouring states

SRINAGAR: At least 38 farmers from this central Kashmir district Wednesday left on a tour to neighbouring north Indian states.
An official handout issued here said the tour was flagged off by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Jatinder Kumar Sharma.
The farmers will visit Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh as part of their Krishi Darshan, which has been organised by the Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Srinagar, under the National Mission for Agriculture Extension Technology, it said.
“During the eight-day tour, the farmers will be imparted training at various agriculture universities and research stations such as Karnal, HPKVV Palampur, Agriculture University SKUAST-J and Chinor Agriculture farm Jammu,” it added.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture said “the aim of Krishi Darshan is to educate the farmers about latest technologies adopted in the other states.”
He asked the farmers “to utilize the opportunity and also educate their neighbouring farmers and adopt the practices in their fields to increase the quality and quantity of agriculture crops.”
The Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), Altaf Ajaz Andrabi, CAO Srinagar and the District Officers concerned were present on the occasion.