SRINAGAR: Division of silviculture and agroforestry,Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K Benhama, Ganderbal today concluded one week training programme on “Rebuilding carbon sink and developing entrepreneurship skills through quality plant production of conifers andbroad leaved species for tribal community of Kashmir Valley” in collaboration with
AICRP-Agroforestry under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) funded by CAFRI, Jhansi, (U. P). This training programme had 25 participants including 60% of female candidates. The trainees were given both lectures and practical classes by experts from both the Faculty of Forestry
and other industrial experts. The valedictory session was moderated by Dr. Nazir Pala and was attended by Dean Faculty of Forestry, Heads of the various divisions and other scientific staff. In his concluding remarks, Dr. G. M. Bhat, Head division of SAF, spoke about the importance of this training programme for developing Entreneurship skills among participants and its need due to increasing population. Prof. S. A. Gangoo Dean Forestry, SKUAST-K also highlighted the significance of this programme in context of todays climate change and global warming world. He appreciated the efforts of Faculty of Forestry in
minimizing the gap between university and the farmers. On the occasion the participants were highly motivated for having their own start ups and entrepreneurship programmes for livelihood generation. The organising secretary of the event Dr. Megna Rashid, Prof. P.A. Khan, Prof M. A. islam, Dr. Akhlaq Amin, Dr. P. A. Sofi, Dr. J. A. Mugloo and other faculty
members of the faculty were also present. Dr. Naseem Geelani (Head SBS and co organizing Secretary) proposed vote of thanks and also spoke about the need of this training programme.