DARS, SKUAST-K holds tribal farmers field day at KVK Anantnag

Srinagar: A day long training programme under Tribal Sub Plan of AICRP Pulses and Maize was organized by Dry Land Agriculture Research Station, Rangreth in collaboration with KrishiVigyan Kendra Anantnag for tribal farmers of Distt. Anantnag at KVK Anantnag in which more than 55 farmers attended the event sponsored by IIMR Ludhiana and IIPR Kanpur.
Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He emphasized farmers to adopt the technologies provided by SKUAST-Kashmir for improving their livelihood. He inspired the farmers to undertake natural farming and make them self sufficient. During the occasion, two publications on Pulse Cultivation Guide for Valley Farmers and Maize Crop Card were released and distributed among farmers.
Head KVK Anantnag, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Ganai and PI AICRP pulses Dr. Ajaz A. Lone briefed the farmers about the programmes and the importance of the ongoing schemes. Farmers expressed happiness for conducting such type of trainings and desired to participate in more such programmes in future and also provided feedback regarding their challenges in their existing agricultural practices.
During the programme, Maize, Pulse seed bags, vermicompost, bio-fertilizer and farming tool kits were distributed among the farmers. The programme was also attended by Deputy Director Sheep Husbandry, Programme Coordinator KVK Kulgam, District Sheep Husbandry Officer and Scientists from DARS Rangreth.
The programme was concluded by vote of thanks presented by Dr. Ishtiyak Ahmad Mir, SMS (Animal Science)

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