Director Agriculture flags off farmers for interstate exposure visit

JAMMU NOVEMBER 28: A group comprising 50 farmers from different districts of Jammu Division was flagged off by Director Agriculture, H. K. Razdan, for an exposure visit outside the state.

The exposure visit is being organized by the Joint Directorate of Agriculture (Extension) under Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE) of Centrally Sponsored Scheme National Mission for Agriculture Extension Technology (NMAET-ATMA) from 28th of November to 4th of December 2018.

Razdan, while interacting with the farmers on the occasion, said that the programme has been organized for acquainting the farmers with modern techniques for Commercial Agriculture, emerging trends in organic farming and cultivation of different agricultural crops on scientific lines. He impressed upon the farmers to interact with the farm scientists, experts and extension functionaries to get up to date methodology in cultivation of crops on scientific lines. He asked the farmers to enhance their technical skills in the field of Integrated Farming and adopt the advanced technology for cultivation of cereal food crops, vegetables, Mushrooms and other agricultural crops after learning from such educative visit.

Giving details of the seven-day tour programme, Joint Director said that the farmer’s group from Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda and other districts will visit All India Pingalwara Charitable Society Pingalwara for organic farming, Centre For Excellence in vegetable Kartarpur, Central Potato Research Station, Badshahpur, Ludhiana. Besides, the farmers will also visit and see the advanced agricultural technology at Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.

Joint Director Agriculture (Inputs) K. S. Sambyal, Deputy Director Agriculture (Trainings), Sunil Koul, Deputy Director Agriculture (Central) Jagmohan Bhat, SMS (RL), Vinod Raina, SMS (RL), P.S. Mastana, Programme Officer, Yaduvinder Singh other senior officers and field functionaries of the Department were also present on the occasion.

V. K. Mahajan, SMS (SDL) is accompanying the farmers during the tour.

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