Srinagar: The new Vice-Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST-Kashmir), Professor Nazir Ahmad Ganie, said on Saturday that the climatic conditions in the valley are conducive to making it a producer and quality exporter. seeds to major parts of the world.
Ganie, who took the helm of VC SKUAST on Thursday, made the remarks on the final day of three skill development training programs conducted by the Extension Directorate in conjunction with the SKAUST-K Plant Science Division and MANAGE Hyderabad for Rural Youth (STRY) here on Saturday, an official spokesperson said.
The three trainings were conducted on “Vegetable gardening – a pathway to nutrition security and economic empowerment”, “Production of quality seeds of vegetable crops with particular reference to tissue culture techniques” and “Production of organic manure with particular reference to vermicomposting technology”.
Prof. Ganie was the guest of honor at the farewell ceremony and Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Extension Director, was the guest of honour. The program was also attended by Professor Sarfaraz A. Wani, Director of Research, Head of Plant Science Branch, Dr. Sumiti Narayan, Associate Directors of Plant Science Division Scientists Branch, the door said. -official speech.
He said that Ganie, in his first speech to rural youth and extension workers in SKUAST-Kashmir, appreciated the interest shown by participants from remote areas of the valley in advanced scientific agriculture for quality products and choice. farming as a business.
The Vice Chancellor, he said, highlighted the fact that agriculture, if taken on a scientific basis, can lead J&K UT to self-sufficiency and nutritional security by citing the examples from West.
“He pointed out that the valley’s climatic conditions are conducive to making it a major producer and exporter of quality seeds to major regions of the world. Also, it emphasizes the practice of organic farming for the production of healthy vegetables and other agricultural products for a healthy and prosperous society. He pledged full support to undertake all these rural youth empowerment programs,” the official spokesperson said.
He further said that the Vice Chancellor appreciates the efforts of the extension leadership under the leadership of Prof. Dil Mohammad Makdhoomi to take the extension services to new heights.
According to the official spokesperson, Makhdoomi informed the house that SAMETI of Kashmir under the leadership of Extension Director SKUAST-K has been ranked number one in the country as it has exceeded the target of assigned STRY programs especially in aspirational districts of Kupwapra and Baramulla.
“We have done such programs with a total of 58 programs with wonderful results with a number of rural youth becoming entrepreneurs,” he said.
The reactions of the rural youth participants impressed the Vice-Chancellor and the participants. The function ended with a vote of thanks to the president, the official spokesperson said.
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