SKUAST- KVK orginises programme at Kupwara

Srinagar: Directorate of Extension SKUAST-Kashmir and KVK-Kupwara organized a back to village programme at Bramri Kupwara on Thursday. The programme was chaired by Director Extension SKUAST-Kashmir Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi. Programme was attended by Associate Director Extension, Prof. Agronomy, Deputy Director Trainings from Directorate of Extension, Assistant Registrar cooperatives, Head KVK Kupwara alongwith scientific staff and officers from department of Agriculture and Horticulture. More than 150 farmers participated in the programme.
Programme started with the welcome address by Sr. Scientist and Head KVK, Dr. Kaiser Mohi ud din Malik. He expressed gratitude to Director Extension for finding time out of his busy schedule to visit Kupwara and for gracing the occassion.
Assistant registrar cooperatives Nazir Ahmad briefed farmers about the process and procedure for formation and registration of FPOs.Horticulture Development Officer Drugmulla briefed the participantrs about different schemes
available with the department.Director Extension SKUAST-Kashmir deliberated about the importance of formation of FPOs in Agriculture and allied sectors. He explained participants about the whole process of formation and registration of FPOs under cooperative societies Act. In his address Director Extension laid emphasis on double cropping in the area and advised farmers to go for scientific cultivation of rabi crops like pea, oilseeed, wheat and oats to double their income. He described the full scientific package of field pea to the farmers.
Deputy director trainings announced the locations in the district where different FPOs shall be formulated by Directorate of Extension SKUAST-Kashmir.
Quality seed of Field Pea was distributed among the farmers under CFLD programme of KVK as a part of Back to Village Programme.
Later Director extension innaugrated two mushroom units at Brameri . Director extension alongwith team from directorate and KVK also visited trout fish farmers at Kutlari village of Mawar Handwara in connection with the formation of FPO on fish.

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