SRINAGAR: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bandipora organized an interaction programme with rural youth in which 30 rural girls from different villages of district Bandipora participated who completed various skill improvement training courses at KVK Bandipora.
Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir, Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi during his adress acknowledged that rural youth are the future of food security but they face many hurdles in trying to earn a livelihood. He said that poor and inadequate education limits productivity and the acquisition of skills, while insufficient access to knowledge and information can hinder the development of entrepreneurial ventures
. The repeated advices on entrepreneurship development of Prof. J.P. Sharma Vice Chancellor SKUAST J&K were recapitulated and recited to boost the entrepreneurship development among trainees.There is a distinct need to improve young rural women’s access to education, and to incorporate agricultural skills into rural education.Dr. Tariq Sultan, Scientist KVK Bandipora stated that education is key to overcoming development challenges in rural areas. Not only is there a direct link between food security and education of rural children, but it has also been shown that basic numeracy and literacy skills help to improve farmers’ livelihoods. During the event certificates were distributed among the participants of the STRY training on “Post harvest processing and packaging of fruits and vegetables”.
Later on Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi distributed improved and climate resilient pulse pea seed (2quintals) among 32 farmers of the district Bandipora for laying of front line demonstrations.