18th May, 2022, Srinagar
The ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar and Jammu & Kashmir Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Jammu & Kashmir jointly organized the “Farmers, Kisan Board Members, Development Department Officials and Scientists / Experts Interface Meeting” today.
The Chief Guest, Shri Atal Dulloo, I.A.S., Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir asserted on the Government’s commitment with a single focus objective to enhance the farmers’ income manifold through the better technological interventions in farming. He urged the participating Farmers, Scientists and Officers of Agriculture and Allied Sectors, in particular, Horticulture to work beyond the production and productivity to focus mainly on the value-addition, branding, marketing and packaging, etc.
During the meeting vision and progress of ICAR-CITH, Srinagar and future plans for collaborative work with development departments and SKUAST-K, Srinagar were presented and discussed.
Prof. (Dr.) Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences & Technology, Kashmir underlined the SKUAST-K’s role in rejuvenating the orchards and the research fields to increase the production with high density plantations.
Dr. Om Chand Sharma, Director, ICAR-CITH, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir highlighted the Institute’s role for carrying out the basic, strategic and applied research on the major temperate horticultural crops.
Shri Ghulam Rasool Mir, Director (Horticulture), Government of Kashmir and Shri Abdul Hamid Wani, Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir Advisory Board for Development of Kisans complemented the Institute for organizing the programme.
The Senior Officials of ICAR-CITH, Srinagar and State Government Departments deliberated during the occasion.
More than 300 Officers, Kisan Board Members and Farmers participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir)