Jammu Tawi, April 23
Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today flagged off a group of 85 progressive farmers of Kashmir Division to Inter- State exposure tour to Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana from Hajj House this morning.
During the weeklong tour organized by Agriculture Department under the flagship programme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), the farmers will visit Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana, Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Nauni, Himachal Pradesh, National Research Centre for Mushroom (ICAR) Solan, State Agriculture Management Extension Training Institute Mashobra Shimla, Regional Horticulture Research Station Mashobre Simla, Potato Seed and Tuber Production Centre Kufri and CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vidyala Palmpur.
The farmers will get exposure to various techniques particularly in Hybrid Vegetable cultivation, protected cultivation, Apiculture, Mushroom and Horticulture cultivation. The farmers will also attend interactions with scientists, field experts and their counterpart farmers from other states to assess opportunities, requirements and benefits for adopting modern technology on crop production. Interacting with the farmers, Hanjura impressed upon them to fully sieze the opportunity by equipping themselves with latest knowledge and technical know-how for increasing efficiemcy and productivity.
The Mininster said that the Government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is committed to upgrade living standards of farming community of the state.