STATE TIMES NEWSREASI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology -Jammu (SKUAST-J) organised campaign on seed treatment in Rabi crops on Tuesday at village Judd of Reasi district which was attended by a number of farmers of the village. The programme was organised under the guidance of Director Extension and Vice Chancellor of SKUAST-Jammu, Dr.K S Risam. Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr. Banarsi Lal educated the farmers on loose smut and said that it is a destructive disease in the crop and badly affects the yield of wheat crop. Dr.Suja Nabi Qureshi, scientist emphasized on the disease resistant and disease free varieties of Rabi crops and urged the farmers to take the consultations from the experts of SKUAST-J before sowing their crops. KVK, Reasi scientists introduced improved varieties of Rabi season crops in the village through Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) and urged farmers to follow the package of practices. Dr.Banarsi Lal, Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi presented the formal vote of thanks. AYUSH medical camp held DODA: Continuing its efforts of providing AYUSH system of medicine in the District, a free medical checkup and awareness camp under National AYUSH Mission was held at remotest area of Gai Dessa in Doda on Tuesday. The camp was organized by Department of Indian System of Medicine Doda. During the camp, a medical check up and screening among more than 200 patients were conducted by team of expert doctors and paramedical staff from ISM Department Doda including Dr Irfana Gundroo, Dr Mubashir Hussain Mintoo, Dr Tariq Saleem, Dr Ashwani Kumar, Noor Mohammad and Raies Ahmed. The doctors minutely examined the problems of the people and gave them necessary prescription and advised them for dietary and lifestyle modification besides free medicine among all the patients were distributed on spot by the department. The public on this occasion was also made aware about various components of National AYUSH Mission. Speaking on the occasion, Local Sarpanch of the area Sh Hem Raj thanked and lauded the efforts of ISM Department Doda for conducting such camp in their area, adding that it will surely benefit the local populace of the area. The Sarpanch appealed the department concerned to organize such more camps in their area so that people from farflung of the Dessa area would get better health care awareness and treatment at their door steps.
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