Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Tuesday inaugurated two-day workshop for the farmers on micro-irrigation in floriculture, being organised by department of floriculture, parks and gardens at training-cum-awareness centre, Broota Mandi, Akhnoor.
Among others, principal secretary, floriculture, parks and gardens, RK Goyal; director floriculture, parks and gardens Jammu, Babila Rakwal; director horticulture Jammu, Rakesh Kumar Srangal besides senior officers of concerned departments were also present on the occasion.
The main objective of the workshop is to acquaint the farmers with latest techniques, methods and machinery to be used for irrigation activities for enhancing productivity.As many as 150 farmers from different districts of Jammu division are participating in the two day workshop.
During the workshop, the farmers were sensitised regarding various activities in commercial floriculture viz. production technology of various flower crops, protected cultivation and micro irrigation system to be adopted by the farmers for enhancing their income from the limited land holding.
Interacting with the farmers, the advisor impressed for adoption of drip irrigation for efficient use of available water in their fields.He advised them to take full advantage of the workshop and interact with the experts to learn the latest and innovative techniques in farming for enhancing the floriculture production.
The advisor said that drip irrigation has great potential for efficient use of water and fertilizers and added that it can be practiced in a large variety of crops, especially in vegetables, orchard crops, flowers and plantation crops.