Jammu: Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today inaugurated one day exhibition-cum-demonstration of latest technologies, organised on the occasion of Kisan Diwas by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, (KVK), SKUAST Jammu in collaboration with IFFCO Jammu.
The departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry besides other line units also extended their collaboration in conduct of this event which was attended by farmers, agriculture entrepreneurs, private companies, public representatives, line departments and other stakeholders.
This exhibition cum demonstration of latest technologies in the field of agriculture and allied sectors was organized with the motive to showcase newest methods that will not only help in boosting the overall production but will significantly improve socio economic status of the farming community of Jammu.
Navin Choudhary, while speaking on the occasion, emphasised upon the concerned officers for conducting regular seminars regarding skill up gradation training programmes in agricultural enterprises. He stressed that 50 per cent of research projects should be formulated on the basis of farmers problems and specific needs.
Principal Secretary stressed upon adopting several potential activities like mechanization in agriculture, diversification, cash crop cultivation, floriculture, premium vegetable, spices, medicinal plants and horticulture besides proper packaging for enhancing the income of farmers.