Krishi Vigyan Kandra (KVK), Ganderbal, organized a Live Stock Development programme at Pahelnaar, today, in which a scientist-farmer interaction and animal clinical camp was held, besides, broiler birds, area specific mineral mixture developed by SKUAST was distributed among farmers.
Member Legislative Assembly, Kangan, Mian Altaf Ahmad was the chief guest on the occasion.
Addressing a gathering of farmers Mian Altaf impressed upon farmers to take full advantage of the latest technology and techniques of agriculture and livestock farming from the top experts from SKUAST-K. Referring to the extension programmes conducted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ganderbal, Mian Altaf Ahmad thanked SKUAST-K for their outreach to the far-off tribal villages of Ganderbal. He asked VC SKUAST Kashmir to have such programmes in different tribal areas of the region on regular basis.
“Our farmers in these far and flung areas are mostly illiterate and have less access to the latest techniques of farming and conducting awareness camps on regular basis would be very helpful in livelihood making of these poor tribals,” Mian Altaf said.
Vice-chancellor SKUAST Kashmir, Prof Nazirr Ahmad on the occasion announced the adoption of Pahaelnaar for different integrated farming activities by SKUAST-K and promised every possible technical help from SKUAST-K to the farmers of the region.