‘Rice field day’ observed in Kulgam

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KULGAM: To provide awareness to farmers regarding cultivation of various kinds of rice varieties, researched and developed at Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops, Khudwani of SKUAST-K, the centre organised a Kisan Mela-cum Rice-Field Day here on Friday.
Farmers from various districts participated.
The mela aimed to sensitise the farmers about new technology and high yielding variety of seeds being introduced in the agriculture sector to increase productivity and to provide better marketing facilities to the farmers, read an official handout.
VC SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad presented a detailed presentation about the progress of the research centre and new initiatives of the institute to improve the productivity of crops.
Farmers, on the occasion, interacted with the scientists and discussed various field issues.
Various scientists also spoke on the occasion and shared their views and experience regarding the cultivation of the new variety of crops, it read.