Horticulture department conducts Skill Development Programme at Udhampur

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UDHAMPUR: To create reserve manpower for propagation techniques and job opportunities for local youth, the department of Horticulture, Udhampur in collaboration with KVK Reasi conducted a ‘Skill Development Programme’ at Government fruit plant Nursery, Badolla Udhampur here on Thursday.
22 trainees belonging to farming community of the district participated in the training programme.
During the training, the resource persons stressed on the need for encouraging the concept of organic farming and minimising the use of chemical fertilisers in horticulture. They also informed the participants about the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a GoI-sponsored scheme for the holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits vegetables and other crops, an official handout read.
Chief Horticulture Officer (CHO), Brij Vallabh Gupta asked the farmers to avail the maximum benefits of such schemes for raising their living standard. He assured the farmers that all efforts would be made by the department to provide quality plants and other required inputs, read the handout.
Scientist from KVK, Reasi, Dr S N Querishi also delivered a lecture on Scientific Management of Nursery including budding grafting techniques.
The CHO distributed tool kit sets among the trainees.