Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today visited Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Jammu and inaugurated a three storey 110 bedded new Block of ‘Urja’ Girls Hostel.
The new Hostel building has been constructed over an area of 1765 sq meter at a total cost of Rs 5.00 crore funded by the ICAR & CAPEX Budget of the State Govt. The new building has facility of 53 rooms with spacious dining hall, recreation room, warden room, guest room, washing area and other modern amenities.
The Advisor took a round of the Girls Hostel and inspected the facilities available there. He was briefed about the ongoing work of 60 bedded PG Girls Hostel ‘Ujala’ which is likely to be completed by the end of this year.
Meanwhile, the Advisor held an interactive session with the Scientists and senior functionaries of the University.
At the outset, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu, Dr. K S Risam gave a detailed brief about the achievements made by the University during two decades which inter alia includes advances in the arena of Research, Education and Extension.
Dr. Risam apprised the Advisor about the recent initiatives in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants, dry land agriculture, doubling the income of farmers and training of rural women. He emphasized on the need of the establishment of new KVKs in the district of Udhampur, Ramban and Kishtwar besides establishment of Faculty of Dairy Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Division of Seed Sciences for which lot of progress has already been made.