STATE TIMES NEWS R S PURA: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jammu celebrated Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at village Koratana Khurd, R.S.Pura in which large number of farmers, farm women, extension officers from agriculture department, scientists from KVK Jammu participated. The programme was organized with the objective of promoting organic agriculture and use of organic inputs following traditional cultural practices. During the programme, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Senior Scientist KVK Jammu briefed about the new diseases and insect-pests that are on the rise due to the climate change and problem being faced by the farmers due to delayed monsoon thereby affecting the transplanting of paddy crop. Dr. Punit Choudhary Senior Scientist Agro-forestry advised the farmers to maintain soil fertility through organic manuring and conserve water at the same time. Dr. Prem Kumar Scientist Fisheries suggested the farmers to visit KVK to share their agricultural problems with the experts. Roshan Lal Bhagat SDAO R.S Pura guided the farmers to get full benefits of different government schemes namely Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Kisan Credit Crop, Crop Insurance etc. Ashwani Jojra AEO R.S Pura also shared his views with the farmers to adopt new technologies for doubling of income. The respective JAEOs of the circle also put forth their views regarding organic agriculture during the programme. Des Raj Sarpanch of the village lauded the efforts of KVK and requested to organize such programmes in future also. Sh. Satbir Singh Programme Assistant (Training) of KVK Jammu presented the vote of thanks. REASI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) also celebrated ICAR Foundation Day at Talwara village of Reasi district . Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr. Banarsi Lal elaborated the history and achievements of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the growth and development of the farmers in the country and abroad.
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