STATE TIMES NEWS SAMBA: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Samba of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu conducted a one day officers training programme on ‘Cultivation of Fodder crops / trees’ in order to update the knowledge of the line officers of the district Samba. The programme was conducted under the direction of Dr. K.S Risam, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and was attended by about 24 officials/ officers of department of agriculture of district Samba. The programme was started with the introduction of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samba by Dr. Vinod Gupta, Senior Scientist and Head in which he discussed in details about the various activities going on in the district by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samba. He also discussed in detail about the various initiative taken by the KVK for the welfare of the farmers in terms of fodder promotion and production. Dr. Sanjay Khajuria coordinator of the programme in his technical address discussed in length and breadth about the cultivation of Anjan grass, Dinanath grass, Hybrid Napier, Oats, Dhaman, Kachnar, Shahtut, etc. in the district so that there will be no scarcity of fodder during the lean period. Dr. Neerja Sharma, Scientist, Horticulture discussed in detail about cultivation of berseem and its utility. Dr. Abhay K. Sinha., Scientist Agricultural Engineering laid stress on role of mechanisation in improving fodder land. Dr. Suraj A. Amrutkar, Scientist, Animal Science discussed in detail about the role and scope of UMMB block, preservation of fodder through silage and hay making. He also discussed about day by day decreasing population of animal due to scarcity of fodder. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Shalini K. Raina.
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