3 day outreach programme by SKUAST to frontline Kupwara villages concludes

SRINAGAR: Director Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir, Prof. Dil MohmmadMakhdoomi alongwith team KVK, Kupwara undertook a three days outreach programme of the Kupwara district with a frontline villages in particular.
The programe was carrioed on the directions of Vice Chancellor, Prof. J. P Sharma, Vice Chancellor SKUAST- Jammu& SKUAST-Kashmir in which a series of programmes were organized and conducted for the benefit of farmers of this backward and far-flungarea.
At the very outset a programme that was launched on Scientific Beekeeping in which so many girls/farmers participated and valedictory function was held in which certificates were distributed at the hands of Director Extension and Head of the KVK concerned. The feedback was taken from the participants who expressed their view to come for some advanced programme as they would venture the beekeeping as their profession.
A Kisan Gosthi was held at the premises of DAK Bungalaow in Tanghdar in which more than 100 farmers participitated. They were apprised about the diseases prevalent in the area in their livestock. In order to boost the backyard poultry farming Golden Keystone birds were distributed among more than 50 progressive /needyfarmers of the area in presence of BDC Chairman, Sarpanches and Panches.
A group of farmers who always complainted of having late availability seeds of wheat, the KVK took the initiative and provided the seed to the farmers so as coup up with the two crops which will boost the economy of the farmer and it will more than double the income of the farmer. Later in the day the field pea was distributed amongst the progressive farmers of the area from Tanghdar upto the Teetwal.
Farmers expressed their happiness for the propagation of this type of field pea which is likely to benefit them.Aveterinary clinical campswas organized in the village of Gundi Gojranin whichmore than 50livestock owners presented their ailing animals which were not amenable to the treatment, the Director Extension who is clinician and surgeon himself investigated and examined animals alongwith one more veterinary scientist Dr.Mehrajudin and onspot diagnosis was made and treatment were given free of cost by KVK Kupwara .
The team reaches to the last village at zero line at Seemari village where the farmers/livestock ownerswere very jubilant and requested worthy Director Extension for opening a Animal Husbandary/Veterinary centre for which he promised that he will request the Honble Vice Chancellor to take up issue with Director Animal Husbandry to facilitate them.
Meanwhile the telephone numbers of Programme Coordinator KVK, Kupwara and Director Extension was given them for any help. Also telephone number of the Animal Scientists were given to them to start a teleconferencing with them so that they get benefitted once they need the services of the veterinary scientist in case their animals are sick.The sarpanch, panch of the area expressed happiness for beginning this teleconferencing in that remote area where the veterinary treatment facility is not available.

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