Prof. Pradeep K. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST Jammu inaugurated a two days workshop on “Rural Innovations” organized by J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD). The objective of the workshop is to share various innovative practices happening in different areas like agriculture, natural resource management, rural housing and sanitation and grass root planning process, so that such innovations may be carried forward to different rural regions of the State .
The workshop is being attended by officers from Rural development department and Agriculture department.
In his inaugural address, Prof. Pradeep K. Sharma emphasized the need of innovations in strengthening the socio-economic fabric of our rural areas. He stressed on the importance of indigenous knowledge of the rural people, which can be beneficial to address their issues.
Prof. Reva Sharma, Director Trainings IMPARD in her welcome address focussed on role of IMPARD in organizing such workshops and promoting the best practices being implemented in different parts of the country.
Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Course Coordinator briefed the participants about the workshop. Prof. Reva Sharma, Prof. G.M Bhat, Chairman Grassroot Innovation Augmentation Network(GIAN ) CELL, from Kashmir University, Registrar and Faculties from SKUAST, Jammu, Er. N.K Gupta, Sr. Scientist Skuast, Mr. Anil Gaind from Ferrocement Cooperative Society, Mr. Sanjeev Arora- chairman of Regional and Urban Development Agency, Dr. Anirudh Rai are the key speakers for the workshop.
Ms. Manju Kapoor, Assistant Professor J&K IMPARD, Jammu presented vote of thanks.