KVK Bandipora organizes Mega Awareness programme on Natural Farming under Jan Abhiyan

Srinagar: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bandipora organized a Mega Awareness programme on Natural Farming at KVK Campus Potushai Bandipora under Back to Village program. Farmers, farm women, rural youth and young entrepreneurs from different villages of the district participated in the event. Stalls were installed by the Kendra, line departments, progressive farmers and young entrepreneurs showcasing achievements and latest technologies.
Chief guest of the program Professor Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir appreciated young entrepreneurs Misbah (Kosher Mithas Brand) and Muzzamil Akhoon (Exotic Vegetable Grower) for their dedication and hardwork and assured every possible help from university in expansion and promotion of their enterprises. He said that cohesive and result oriented efforts should be made from all the line departments and Kendra for enhancing the income of farmers. Speaking on the occasion Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir Professor Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi briefed the audience about Natural Farming and its healthy effects on the environment.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Afsar Ali Khan said that health of people in general is deteriorating and farmers of the district should adopt Natural Farming to save the environment.. Officers of the line departments viz., Chief Agriculture officer Bandipora Yahya Makhdoomi, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Dr.G.A.Lone, Chief Horticulture Officer Bandipora Farooq Ahmad Tantray, Deputy Director Sericulture Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Sofi, Subject Matter Specialist Horticulture Department Shakeel-ur-Rehman, District Sheep Husbandry Officer Dr Showkat also interacted with the participants. Block Development Council Arin Chairman Gh Rasool Khan also participated in the event.
Dr Tariq Sultan Programme Coordinator KVK Bandipora highlighted the institute’s contributions in the transfer of technologies and skill development of rural youth in the district and stressed upon the need to adopt Natural Farming principles and practices on the field.
Earlier in the event, Dr Tahir Saleem, Subject Matter Specialist explained in detail Natural farming and its principles. Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir welcomed the guests and participants and also held the proceeding on the stage.

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