SKUAST-Kashmir Directorate of Extension held seed distribution programme at ChuntWaliwar

Srinagar: Directorate of Extension SKUAST-K organized a mega Maize Seed distribution programme for high altitude area of Ganderbal. Director Extension Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi distributed high yielding hybrid maize seed among the farmers at village ChuntWaliwar Tehsil Lar District Ganderbal on Tuesday.
The programme was held under the guidance of Vice Chancellor Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai. Scientists of Directorate of Extension, DDC member Mrs. Zaituna Begam and Ruksana Banoo present Mahasaba were also present on the occasion.
Two quintals of Hybrid Maize seed was distributed free of cost by Director Extension Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomin among 50 beneficiaries and literature regarding the cultivation of maize was also distributed among the farmers with an aim to promote economic, nutritional and food security besides providing energy rich maize, it would offer fodder for livestock of the region
Director Extension Prof Dil Mohammad Makdoomi in his address said that the Hybrid variety of Maize has more yield as compared to the varieties of farmers sowing previously and also gave awareness to the farmers about the adherence to guidelines by which they can achieve more yield. DDC and Present Mahasaba appreciated Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Kashmir and thanked Director Extension for free distribution of the Maize Seed and he also informed that in coming time new technologies will also be transferred to farmers for raising their economic status

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