Director Agriculture Jammu, P.S Rathore from the Directorate of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, Jammu has flagged off an inter-state exposure visit of 25 farmers from Marh, R S Pura, Akhnoor and Dansal Sub-Divisions of Jammu District.
Interestingly, the four-day inter-state exposure visit to Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi- Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur has been arranged under Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SAME) of National Mission on Agriculture Extension and Technology (NMAET).
P.S Rathore, while interacting with the farmers said, “The exposure visit is being organized for acquainting the farmers in integrated farming systems like organic farming, mushroom growing, beekeeping, animal rearing, vermi-composting, vegetable cultivation and cultivation of spices and medicinal plants.”
He even advised the farmers to interact with the scientists and research workers to get the clarifications regarding latest techniques being adopted in the farming. Adding to it, he impressed upon the technical officers accompanying the farmers to organize question answer sessions while visiting different stations of the university to clear the doubts of the farmers.
Area Development Officer (Veg), Jammu, S.K Langer apprised P.S Rathore that in addition to this visit, 500 farmers of Jammu District were deputed to SKUAST-J for one day exposure visit within district and 150 farmers to KVK Kathua for one day exposure visit within the State.
The other field functionaries of the department like Deputy Project Directors, ATMA, B.B Sidha and Ravinder Kachroo, District Agriculture Officer (Ext), Jammu, D.K Bakshi, Agriculture Information Officer, J.C Raina, SDAO Marh Munshi Ram were also present.