SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Showkat Ahmad Beigh, today flagged-off 9-day study tour for farmers of Kashmir division during which they will learn about innovations and latest methodology in Agriculture and allied sectors.
Organized by Farmers Training & Extension Centre Ganderbal and Department of Agriculture Kashmir under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY), the study tour comprises 60 farmers of Kashmir Division including 30 women farmers as well. During the tour, the farmers shall be visiting Regional Research Station, Vegetable Seed Production Karnal, Horticulture Training Institute Karnal, Indo-Israel Vegetable Project Garonda and also NDRI Wheat Research Institute and Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana.
It was said that the farmers will also visit Central Institute for Post Harvest Technology K.V.K Ambala, SKUAST-J R.S. Pora.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director said that such visits shall provide the farmers an opportunity to interact with the Agricultural scientists, Research scholars and related field functionaries.
Meanwhile, District Development Commissioner, Niraj Kumar Monday flagged off a group of Farmers for Field -cum- Exposure tour organized by department of Agriculture under ATMA.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the tour has been organized for the farmers with an aim to acquaint them with the latest methodologies and techniques that can be used to increase the agriculture produce.
The DDC asked Chief Agriculture Officer Udhampur to arrange more such programmes to create awareness among the farmers.
Among others, ACR Subash Chander Dogra, Chief Agriculture Officer Ajay Koul, various officers of agriculture department and farmers were present on the occasion.