Vice Chancellor, SKUAST, visits Pampore Saffron fields, inaugurated rice mill at Patalbagh Pampore

PAMPORE: Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir Nazir Ahmad Ganaie visited Saffron fields at Galander and Patalbagh in Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.
The Vice Chancellor was invited to Saffron fields and Patalbagh by young progressive farmer and member of Kisan advisory board Irshad Ahmad Dar.
The vice Chancellor discussed various developemental projects with the farmers of the area.
During the visit Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Nazir Ahmad Ganaie met with youth and various farmers including progressive farmer and member of Kisan advisory board Irshad Ahmad.
The vice chancellor and his team of officers were welcomed by Irshad Ahmad Dar.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Nazir was accompanied by Director Extension Dr Dil Mohammad Maqdoomi, Director Research Dr Sarfraz Ahmad, Director Planing Dr Haroon and other officials.
The Vice Chancellor also inaugurated a rice mill at Patalbagh village of Pampore.
” Taking to Kashmir Reader Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Nazir Ahmad said that a number of youth from Patalbagh and villages of Pampore area are in contact with our university SKUAST Kashmir, it was because of the efforts of these young people like Irshad Ahmad Dar that government notified Patalbagh as organic village,
” Vice Chancellor, SKUAST, Nazir Ahmad Ganie said, adding that the youth are in constant contact with Director Extension.
He told Kashmir Reader that the youth have taken farming as means of earning their livelihood and they are progressive farmers who don’t run after government jobs.
” Today we visited the area to review the work of our progressive farmers,” he said, adding that a young farmer, Suhail Ahmad who is a post graduate in commerce , has set up a rice mill.
He appreciated Suhail and wished him best luck before inaugurating the rice mill.
He also appreciated the youth of the area for bringing glamour in agriculture by shifting focus from subsistence farming to commercial farming like dairy, sheep farming and apiculture.
He said that you are not moving but coming back to farming which is a very good sign for agriculture.

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