Srinagar: Asking Scientists to explore the possibility for declaring some villages of Ganderbal district as organic, Vice chancellor, SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Prof Nazeer Ahmed on Tuesday impressed upon Scientists to work for organic agriculture in the district.
Addressing a well attended gathering of progressive farmers on the eve of World Soil Day, today the Vice chancellor promised farmers of every possible help in adopting organic farming.
He also outlined the importance of minimizing the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilisers for better soil health and sustainable agriculture.
Director Research, SKUAST-K, Prof M.Y Zargar in his address stressed on the need of establishing vermicompost at household levels.
“At a time when oganically grown produce fetches more price and is in high demand establishing low cost vermicomposts in the farmers backyards have become indispensable and KVKs have a bigger role to play in making farmers understand the importance of vermicomposting and organic farming” Prof Zargar said
MLA Ganderbal, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabar, who was chief guest of the Programme hailed the efforts of KVK-Ganderbal for their exhaustive role in transferring latest farmer friendly technologies to the fields.
He impressed upon the the KVK Scientists to ensure adequate, timely and quality planting material, vegetable seedling, poultry, sheep and dairy Animals for the farmers of Ganderbal district.
Dean Faculty of Veterinary sciences, Prof S.A.Wani in his address gave a detailed account of the research activities and transferable technologies of the Veterinary faculty, Shuhama
Earlier Programme coordinator, KVK Ganderbal, Dr S.A. Simnani gave a power point presentation of the activities conducted by the KVK in Ganderbal district.
On the occasion soil health cards were distributed among the farmers of the district.