The Agriculture Department, Jammu conducted a daylong farmers’ conference-cum-exhibition, under centrally sponsored PMKSY scheme with the aim to educate and tell farmers about the latest tools and technology to boost production and quality at Bhaderwah on 26 March.
Over 500 prospective and progressive farmers along with orchardists took part in the conference that was organized at Community Hall, Kotli.
Dr Ravi Kumar Bharti, ADC Bhaderwah was the chief guest on the occasion, while Sunil Kumar Koul, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) of Doda inaugurated the event & SDO Pranu Sushil Rattan Sharma presided over the function.
The CAO and ADC, after inaugurating the event, visited various stalls installed by the departments of territorial forest, horticulture, agriculture & other allied departments, exhibiting the high yield hybrid seed varieties, aromatic plants, plant saplings, herbs and new machinery to be utilized for different farming related activities.
Speaking on the occasion, the SDO told the cultivators to avail benefits from the schemes of department & stay in touch with the technocrats to know about latest schemes and technologies.
The ADC on his turn said, “Farmers are the backbone of the nation and country the will progress only when the farmers are uplifted.” He also underlined the schemes that were recently launched by the union as well as state government to give a boost to the agriculture sector.
The CAO asked the farmers to make use of latest available tools & techniques, besides high yielding crop & plant varieties to obtain maximum agriculture produce.
Range officer Bhaderwah forest division, Sheikh Mohammad Zaffarullah highlighted the motive of holding such events. He told the participants to use such occasions to acquaint themselves with the newest inventions & discoveries in agriculture and its related sectors.
In addition, a prize distribution ceremony was also held, in which certificates were given to the progressive farmers for their dynamic role in different agricultural activities.