25 young educated farmers flagged off to KVK Baramati Pune
Act as ambassadors of Kashmir, learn modern trends and techniques required for export of vegetable / Dir Agri
SRINAGAR, January 11: A group of 25 young educated farmers of Bugam villages of district Budgam were flagged-off to attend 21 days entrepreneur development programme at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Baramati Pune by Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Ajaz Andrabi. The programme is being jointly organised by the department of agriculture and National Horticulture Board, Government of India.
While interacting with the farmers, Director Agriculture stressed them to take full advantage of the training programme by learning the latest knowledge about the innovative trends and techniques in the field of agriculture especially vegetable cultivation. Highlighting the aim of the this training course director said that the main aim is to take the farmers and growers to the actual place of demonstration so that they can become well equipped with the real time trends in the fast changing global agricultural scenario,
The main objective of the programme is to train the participating farmers regarding establishment of demonstration plots at vegetable clusters to motivate the growers to adopt the scientific practices, establishment of semi controlled poly houses for round the year cultivation of vegetables, demonstration regarding value addition and processing of vegetables. Altaf Andrabi asked the farmers that after coming back from the tour they should act as ambassadors of Kashmir and learn modern trends and techniques required for export of vegetable.
Regarding the program, Chief Agriculture Officer Budgam Shabir Ahmad Alaqaband said the survey in both the vegetable clusters i.e Bugam and Narkara was conducted for 3 days under the supervision of the officers of National Horticulture Board Govt. Of India, the information related to farmers was collected from 400 farmers from more than 1000 hectare area out of which 200 farmers from each cluster were selected by the team. On the basis of the data collected as per National Horticulture Board norms the selection of farmers was undertaken considering the age, qualification, their farming situation, land holding, group dynamism etc, during coming days all the 400 shortlisted farmers shall be provided training at KVK Karnal and KVK Baramati. He emphasized upon the farmers to take up cultivation of vegetables strictly on scientific lines by learning latest techniques of cultivation together with entrepreneurship skills in the said programme for increasing their socio economic status
Senior officers of the department were also present on the occassion.JK NNI NEWS