Jammu Tawi, December 7
Prof. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) along with Dr. J P Sharma, Director Research visited the Advanced Centre for Horticulture Research (ACHR), Udheywalla, Jammu today to take stock of on-going research and developmental activities at the centre before the visit of team in connection with establishment of Centre of Excellence.
Dr V K Wali, Co-ordinator, ACHR briefed that a team along with an expert from The Netherland will be visiting this Centre to work out the plan for Centre of Excellence. Dr. Parshant Bakshi, Head, ACHR discussed that ACHR will acts as a centre for training for up gradation of scientific manpower in modern technologies for horticulture production and has to do work in collaboration with various national and international agencies. Dr. Vishal Gupta, Jr. Scientist briefed about the production of various bio-control agents of horticultural importance produced under Bio Control Laboratory.
Prof. P.K.Sharma showed his interest and boosted the morale of all the young scientist of this centre and hope that this centre will act as model to cater the needs of fruit growers of this region. He also welcomed the ideas of other scientists including Dr. Kiran Kour for introduction of indigenous and exotic germplasm of fruit crops. It is pertinent to mention that the Advance Centre of Horticulture Research (Fruits), Udheywalla is the nodal research centre of SKUAST-Jammu to undertake basic and applied research for developing strategies to enhance productivity and utilization of sub-tropical fruit crops of Jammu region.