SRINAGAR: With an aim to provide exposure to growers and to make them familiar with modern trends and technologies in the field of agriculture, Director Rakhs & Farms, Abdul Rahim Samoon on Wednesday flagged-off a group of 60 growers representing different districts (Anantnag, Kulgam, Srinagar, Bandipora and Ganderbal) on a nine-day inter-state training-cum-exposure visit to different research institutions.
Director Rakhs & Farms said that the tour aims to acquaint growers with practical demonstration on advanced techniques in agriculture, cultivation of different crops with respect to the best management of cultural practices, pre- and post- harvest management techniques, marketing, etc., an official handout read.
Samoon urged the farmers to “take full advantage of the tour” by interacting with experts and their counterparts from other states to get the latest knowledge and knowhow about the innovative techniques in the field of agriculture.
He impressed upon the growers to get themselves well equipped with the skills, knowledge and techniques for boosting productivity”.
During the tour, the farmers will visit National Dairy Institute Karnal, Horticulture Training Institute Uchial, Indian Agriculture Research Institute (Vegetables) Karnal, Wheat Research Institute Karnal, National Board of Soil Survey Karnal, Indo-Israel Centre for vegetable Excellent Centre Gharondha in Haryana and Punjab Agriculture University, the handout read.