SRINAGAR: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kargil-II (Zanskar) celebrated one day Kisan Mela at its main campus Padum Zanskar on 23-09-2021. The key theme of the Mela was “Empowering Tribal Youth & Women for Technology Driven Farming in Cold Arid Deserts of Himalaya”. Farmers from different villages, officers of the line departments, BDC chairmen, Sarpanches, Panches & other local representatives of Zanskar region participated in the event. Fresh farm produce &value added products by KrishiVigyan Kendra groomed progressive farmers &Self Help Groups (SHGs) were showcased in the Mela. Moreover, advanced farm machinery, high quality local processed products, seeds of promising high yielding varieties of cereals, fodders & vegetables, and other latest technologies introduced by the Kendra were also demonstrated. Head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kargil-II (Zanskar) Dr. Shahnawaz Rasool Darand other scientists of Kendra stressed upon the importance of adoptingmodern scientific tools & technologies, high yielding varieties, crop diversification, quality fodder & mineral supplements for improvement of animal health and conservation of natural resource base. He informed the participantsthat these programmes are conducted under the instructions and overall guidance of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Professor J. P. Sharma& Director Extension Professor Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, SKUAST-Kfor the welfare of tribal farming community of Ladakh region. Scientific team of Krishi Vigyan Kendra expressed satisfaction that the interventions made by the Kendra during past few years as these have started to bear fruits at ground level. The officers of line departments laid special emphasis on organic farming & also apprised the participants about various govt schemes available for the welfare of farming community of Ladakh. Top eleven performing farmers were presented awardsand consolation prizes were also distributed among the remaining participants who displayed their produce during KisanMela.