Research, scientific innovations must aim at benefiting farmers: Hanjura

JAMMU, DEC 28: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura suggested scientists working in the field of agriculture to reach out to the farmers with the technological innovations and research work to the fields to enhance their production.
The Minister said this while addressing the participants during three-day Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Zone-1 at SKUAST (J).
Hanjura said that it was vital that the farmers were kept well abreast with the advancements in the agriculture sector to enhance their production and to double their income by 2022.
Hanjura said that the modern technology available with the agriculture sector must reach properly to the farmers for maximum benefits. He directed KVK officials to organize short and long term vocational training courses in every district on vegetable, floriculture, beekeeping, dairying, mushroom, organic farming and protective cultivation etc for rural youth to promote self-employment.
Hanjura also inspected Technology Park of the SKUAST (J).
DDG Extension ICAR, New Delhi, Dr A K Singh said that Jammu & Kashmir was doing well in agriculture sector and achieving great heights.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST (J) Dr P K Sharma, DDG Extension ICAR, New Delhi Dr A K Singh, Director ICAR “ATARI” scientists of SKUAST (J), faculty members and students participated during the workshop.
Later, the Minister also inaugurated Directorate of Extension Education Main Complex and State Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute at Chatha in Jammu.