Srinagar: A seven Days High-End Workshop on “Technological Interventions for Climate Smart Livestock Farming” was inaugurated today at Faculty Outreach Centre FVSc& AH, SKUAST-Kashmir Shuhama. The workshop is being organized by Division of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir and is sponsored by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India under its Accelerate Vigyan Scheme.
The workshop is being heldfrom 18-25 July 2022, wherein about 30 Postgraduate scholars from various faculties/ colleges of SKUAST-Kashmir& Jammu will actively be participating and deliberating on the theme with the experts of repute from regional as well as national level.
Sonum Lotus, Director Meteorological Department J&K, was the Guest of Honour in the inaugural session of the Workshop while Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Prof. Mohammad TufailBandaywas the Chief Guest. In addition to participants, the inaugural session was attended by various Heads of Divisions of FVSc& AH and core organizing committee members in an impressive function held at SKUAST-K’s Outreach Centre at Shuhama.
In his inaugural address Sonum Lotus highlighted the importance of information pertaining to climate and weather with its timely dissemination among the farming community for better resource management and overall development of the agri-allied sectors. He further stressed on the need for collaborations among different agri-based organizations with the Meteorological department for their effective and efficient working alongside an improved credibility among their stakeholders.
Prof. M.T. Banday also spoke on the Climate change and its contours associated with livestock sector in present era having a deep impact on all spheres of human life through its direct or indirect influence. Prof.Banday also appreciated the efforts of the Div. of Vety. & AH Extension forits role in capacity building and other awareness programmes held frequently under the banner of Faculty Outreach Centre at Shuhama campus.
Earlier Prof. Abdul Hai, Head Division Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension formally welcomed the guests and participants while Dr. Afzal HoqueAkand, Associate Professor gave a brief account about the workshop and its upcoming sessions to be held in the workshop. The inaugural function ended with the Vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Zahoor Ahmad Pampori, Head Division of Veterinary Physiology.