Srinagar: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir PhD scholar, Sameena Lone, has won first prize in the 36th National Science Day competition (SciTech-2022) organised by Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Sciences, Indore (MP).
Sameena, a PhD scholar of vegetable sciences from the varsity presented her innovative idea on (Coon’s Tail Media) “Commercial production of low-cost quality planting material of potato using newly developed cost-effective Organic Tissue Culture Media through Tissue Culture Technique”. She was mentored by Dr Khursheed Hussain, Scientist, Division of Vegetable Science & I/C Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory for inventing Innovative Products and is currently under Patenting Process. She is being supported by Leadership of SKUAST Kashmir and Dr Sumati Narayan, Prof. & Head, Division of Vegetable Sciences.
Sameena has also been selected for CIC-I Cohort-6 for incubational and grant support: Innovation and Agri Entrepreneurship Program of RKVY-RAFTAAR, by National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management Centre for Innovation and Agripreneurship (MANAGE-CIA), Hyderabad for the same Innovative Product. She is the recipient of the best oral presentation award in the International Conference on “recent Advances in Agriculture, Engineering & Biotechnology for Food Security” (25th -26th September, 2021) organized by Mahima Research Foundation & Social Welfare Karaundi Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi UP.