Focus research, scientific innovations at benefiting farmers: Minister

Jammu: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura suggested scientists working in the field of agriculture to reach out to the farmers with the technological innovations and research work to the fields to enhance their production.

The Minister said this while addressing the participants during three day Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Zone-1 at SKUAST (J).

Hanjura said that it is vital that the farmers are kept well abreast with the advancements in the agriculture sector to enhance their production and to double their income by 2022.

The Minister said that KVK has a great role in organizing campus training programmes for farmers, rural women, youth and officers of the Agriculture department to make them aware about the latest technologies in agriculture sector.

Hanjura said that the modern technology available with the agriculture sector must reach properly to the farmers for maximum benefits. He directed KVK officials to organize short and long term vocational training courses in every district on vegetable, floriculture, beekeeping, dairying, mushroom, organic farming and protective cultivation etc for rural youth to promote self-employment.




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