VC Kisan Board flags off farmers’ tour

JAMMU: To participate in International Exhibition of Machinery – EIMA Agrimach India 2017 being organised at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) New Delhi, two groups comprising 81 progressive farmers of different districts of Jammu division were on Wednesday flagged-off by Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljit Singh Chib.
According to an official handout, the event being held from 6th to 9th December has been organised jointly by FICCI, FEDERUNACOMA in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to showcase the best and latest agricultural machinery. The exposure visit is being conducted by the Joint Directorate of Agriculture Extension, Jammu under ATMA Scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, Chib said that the main aim of the tour is to acquaint the farmers with latest available agricultural implements and machinery and technology being utilised elsewhere for increasing production of various crops.
He impressed upon farmers to interact extensively with experts of the companies to get the latest knowledge and technical know-how regarding adoption of new and efficient machines and technologies to increase the production in their respective areas to double their income by 2022, the handout read.
Director Agriculture Jammu H K Razdan, while interacting with the farmers said that the exposure visit would provide an excellent opportunity to the farmers of the state to see the latest machines and innovations being utilised in agriculture sector in this technology interface.
He asked the farmers and officers to get the latest mechanised farming techniques being utilised in other countries and states to see their feasibility of use in various agricultural operations as per local needs, the handout further read.
Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), Jammu R. L. Bhagat also interacted with the farmers, it added.