Reasi, December 5
The Department of Agriculture, Reasi today organised an awareness programme to mark World Soil Day at Conference Hall of Mini Secretariat Complex Reasi. Minister of State for Finance, Planning, IT, Law and Parliamentary affairs, FCS &CA , Relief and Rehabilitation Ajay Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the MoS lauded the efforts of Agriculture department for organising such awareness programmes. He further asked the department to hold more and more awareness programmes in the far- flung areas so that the farmers of the remote areas can also avail benefits of the various schemes launched by the Government for their welfare.
Vinod Dhar, Incharge Soil Testing Laboratory briefed various activities carried out by the Soil Testing Laboratory, Reasi 2015-16. He also informed the gathering that 1315 number of soil samples were analyzed during 2015-16 and 698 soil samples were collected out of which 221 soil samples were analysed.
Documentary and animated films on various techniques of Soil sampling and Testing were also shown to the farmers on the occasion.