JAMMU: To enhance production, 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.
The minister said this while addressing the participants during a three-day Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Zone-1 at SKUAST (J).
Hanjura said that it was vital to keep farmers well abreast with the advancements in the agriculture sector to enhance their production and to double their income by 2022, an official handout read.
The minister said that KVK has a great role in organising 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, “The modern technology available with the agriculture sector must reach properly to the farmers for maximum benefits.”
He directed KVK officials to organise 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.
Hanjura also inspected Technology Park of the SKUAST (J). During the inspection to agricultural plots, the minister inspected various new crops prepared by the SKUAST (J).
The thrust of the workshop is to increase income and employment among the farmers by the introduction of new agriculture technology, the handout read.