|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Mar 18: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jammu under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) conducted 17th Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting.
The meeting held under the Chairmanship of Dr.K.S.Risam, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-J at KVK R.S.Pura, Jammu. In his presidential address, Dr.K.S.Risamappreciated the efforts of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jammu. He advised that KVK should expand its area of work in the entire agriculture sector involving livestock, apiculture, sericulture, fisheries etc for the benefit of farming community. He stressed on well planned action plan of KVK for mitigating and addressing the farmer's issues.
Dr. M.M.S Zama, Dean, Faculity of Vaterinaery Sciences and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-J also attended the meeting and assured that the faculty of Vetrinary sciences will render their help for solving the problems of livestock farmers. He also showed his satisfaction on performance of KVK Jammu.
Dr. R.K. Arora, Associate Director Extension & I/c KVKs thanked the officers of the line department and Heads of Divisions of Faculties of Veterniary and Agricultural Sciences for sharing the valuable information.
Dr. Vikas Tandon, Chief Scientist and Head, KVK Jammuformally welcomed the participants in the SAC meeting and presented power point presentation of KVK activities for the year 2018-19 and proposed action plan for the year 2019-20.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Imtiaz, Chief animal husbandry officers, S.K. langer, Chief Agriculture officer, Rakesh kumar, horticulture development officer, Siddha and Kachroo deputy project directors ATMA, Jammu.
All line departments suggested their requirements regarding extension needs in their discipline. Dr. S. K. gupta, Heads of Division of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Dr. B.C. Sharma, HOD, Agronomy, Dr. R.K. Sharma, HOD, Animal Nutrition, Dr. Shalini suri, HOD, Anatomy anddr. L.M gupta, HOD Agro-forestry were present and gave their valuable inputs. Progressive farmers and farm women also attended the meeting and shared their experiences with KVK and its activities in the district.