SRINAGAR: A Mega KisanMela was organized today on at Kargil by the Directorate of Extension, SKUAST Kashmir under the Chairmanship of AlhajFeroz Ahmad Khan Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC. KVK’s of both UT’s of Ladakh and Kashmir, line departments, Agrientrepreneurs , and progressive farmers show cause their exhibits/ products, farm power machinery and latest agri and allied technologies.
The mela was organized under the instructions of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor& mentorship of worthy director extension SKUAST- Kashmir. The mela was attended by all the Executive members of LAHDC, officers of line departments Associate Director, All Programme coordinators of KVK’s of Kashmir and Ladakh. An interactive session of scientists, officers and farmers was held at HussainiAuditorium Kargil. Progressive farmers of Kargil were felicitated for their appreciable work in Agri. & Allied sectors.
The farmers praised the efforts of SKUAST-K, KVKs of Kargil, Leh and Line departments in making them aware about latest technological interventions, quality seeds, protected structures which helped them to create successful clusters of vegetables/floriculture crops and many other enterprises in the district. Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir, Prof. Dil Mohammed Makdoomi in his address informed the farmers about various schemes of GOI / UT’s in agriculture.
and allied sectors which shall help farmers to reap benefits he also stressed on the farmers to develop niche based FPO’s for better marketing and returns for which Directorate of Extension is ready to help them in formulating the FPO’s.
The Chief Guest AlhajFeroz Ahmad Khan CEC on the occasion praised the efforts of SKUAST-K in making possible this mega event which is first of its kind ever conducted at Kargil and requested that the collaborativeprogrammes and technological support provided by SKUAST Kashmir should continue in order to make Kargil and Lehself-sufficient in various agricultural sectors. The event was attended by more than 200 farmers including rural youth, farm women and young entrepreneurs. The farmers were happy for conducting such an event at Kargil and requested for more such programmes in future also. The programme was concluded by vote of thanks btProgramme Coordinator KVK Kargil.