JAMMU: A group of 97 farmers from different districts of Jammu Division was flagged off by Director Agriculture Jammu, Dr S. S. Jamwal, for an inter-state exposure visit from Krishi Bhawan, Talab-Tillo, Jammu on Sunday.
The farmers group including 22 women will visit farms and hi-tech laboratories of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, Centre of Excellence for vegetables (CEV), Kartarpur (Jullander), Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishav Vidaylaya (HPKV), Palampur and other hi-tech and protected farming fields in the adjoining areas of Himachal Pradesh.
Dr. Jamwal, while speaking on the occasion, impressed upon the farmers to interact with the experts and scientists of the institutions, they will be visiting during the tour, to get themselves equipped with the latest technical know-how in the field. He said that the main aim of the tour was to acquaint the farmers with latest techniques, methods, machinery and inputs being utilised for increasing production of various crops, protected cultivation, post-harvest management etc. being adopted and promoted at the institutions like PAU, Ludhiana, HPKV, Centre of Excellence for vegetables etc.
The visit is being organised under National Mission for Agriculture Extension & Technology (NMAET-ATMA) with a specific objective of acquainting the farmers with latest technology in the art of agriculture especially in vegetable production, marketing, seed production and diversification of farming.