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20 tribal farmers from Kashmir to take part in Delhi training

Posted on Dec 21, 10:19AM | UNI

Altogether 20 tribal farmers from various districts of the Kashmir valley will participate in two national-level training programmes in New Delhi while 25 farmers from Kupwara will visit Jammu.

Officials said here today Directorate of Maize Research Pusa Campus, New Delhi in collaboration with S K University of Agriculture Science Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir is organising two national-level training programmes in which 20 tribal farmers drawn from various districts of Valley are expected to participate.

The farmers shall leave in two groups to attend several extension activities, including demonstrations at farmers fields, field visits, exhibitions of different crops and crop varieties at New Delhi.

They said first group was seen off today by Director, Resident Instructions cum Dean PG, Prof Badrul Hassan, Associate Director Research, Dryland Agriculture Research Station.

The second group will leave on December 25.

Under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Programme, group of 25 progressive farmers from two blocks of Sogam and Trehgam in the frontier district of Kupwara were deputed for study tour within state.

The groups were flagged off by Chief Planning Officer Kupwara and District Agriculture Officer Extension Kupwara, Farmers shall be visiting Olive Farm Ramban, SKUAST Jammu, Agriculture Department Farms Jammu and other relevant places.

On this occasion, Chief Planning Officer Kupwara said that the tour shall provide opportunity to farmers to interact with Agriculture Scientists and aware them about latest research in Agriculture and allied sectors.

District Agriculture Officer, Kupwara said the Department of Agriculture will organise more educational tours for the men and women farmers of Kupwara district, within and outside state as well so that farmers could be updated with latest technology.

He advised the interested farmers of Kupwara district who are willing to participate in tours should contact respective Zonal Officers of District, so that their names could be enlisted for future such tour programmes