KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan underscored the need for organising of more farmers training camps in district Kargil, especially in far-flung areas. He said that holding of such training programmes would help farmers to learn about the latest technologies besides technical knowhow about modern farming.
The CEC was addressing farmers during a ‘Farmer Training Camp’ held at Minjee Ground in district Kargil on Tuesday. The camp was organised by Horticulture Department, Kargil.
Executive Councillor, Horticulture, Social Welfare and Handloom, Syed Mujtaba, Councillors of LAHDC of respective areas and a large number of farmers attended the camp, an official handout read.
During the training, the experts of SKUAST and KVK delivered lectures on different topics related to farming.
Chief Horticulture Officer, Kargil also addressed the gathering and highlighted the activities of the department.
The CEC asked the farmers to keep a close liaison with the officers of horticulture department and its field functionaries. He also asked them to come forward and to take advantage of different Welfare.
The CEC also visited the Solar Apricot Dryer, Minjee Ground and appreciated the use of new technology. Around 600 such units shall be available to the fruit growers on 90 percent subsidised cost, the handout added.