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POONCH: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Poonch of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology of Jammu and Department of Horticulture Poonch on Friday organised a joint programme to mark the 75th anniversary of FAO. The employees from KVK Poonch, MBRSS Poonch and Department of Horticulture participated in the programme and paid a patient listening to Prime Ministers Live telecast on this day.On this occasion, Dr Ajay Gupta Sr Scientist and Head highlighted the role of farmers, agricultural Universities and Development departments for attaining self-reliance in food production in India. He stressed the need for close coordination between Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Horticulture department for transfer of technology to the farmers.Rajinder Lochan advised field workers of the department to work for increasing area under stone crops in Poonch as it has wide potential in the district. Vinay Vilas highlighted the importance of fruit and vegetable preservation technologies to avoid food wastage to feed the hunger, which he said was the need of the day.Dr Ajay Gupta, Sr Scientist & Head, KVK Poonch and Sh Rajinder Lochan , Chief Horticulture Officer, Poonch also planted a pecan nut sapling in the KVK premises to celebrate the day. Vinay Vilas, MCC and Hamied Kohli from Department of Horticulture were also present in the programme. The officials pledged to work for increasing income of farmers to achieve the target of doubling farmers income by 2022.
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