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JammuKVK celebrates 'Kisan Diwas'

KVK celebrates ‘Kisan Diwas’


NL Correspondent
Kathua, Dec 24

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kathua under the administrative control of Sher-e- University of Agricultural Sciences & of today celebrated Kisan Diwas ( Farmers Day) – 2018 in the presence of Sh. Karan Singh and Sh. Ajay Kumar, Cooperators, Municipal Council, Kathua from Ward No. 10 & Ward No. 11, respectively. More than 60 farmers/farm women participated in the programme.
Dr. Amrish Vaid, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Kathua welcomed the participants in the programme. He elaborated the objectives behind the celebration of Kisan Diwas and discussed the activities undertaken by KVK Kathua for the upliftment of farmers in Kathua district. He also elaborated the multi-dimensional role of farmers for maintaining sustainability and prosperity in agriculture.
Dr Vishal Mahajan, Subject Matter Specialist (Agro-forestry) highlighted that for increasing the productivity in all spheres, including animal husbandry and fisheries, there is a need to recognize the role of farmers and constraints they face in realizing the goals of sustainability. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma, Subject Matter Specialist (Agril. Economics) discussed the various welfare schemes of central and state governments in agriculture. He also elaborated the provisions of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act (PPV&FRA), 2001 and PM Fasal Bima Yojana for wellbeing of the farmers.
Dr. Saurav Gupta, SMS, Entomology also delivered a lecture on management of Bee-keeping in different agro-ecological situations.
The farmers of the district also presented their views during the Kissan Goshti/Farmer Scientist Interaction and scientists provide on-spot solutions to the problems.
Others who involved in smooth organization of the programme include Bharat Bhushan and Sahil Sharma of KVK Kathua.

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