Early Times Report
JAMMU, Feb 16: Dr. Akash Sharma, Asstt. Professor, Division of Fruit Science, SKUAST-Jammu has been honoured with Young Horticulture Scientist Award-2019 by Society for Horticulture Research and Development (SHRD) in the INDIAN HORTICULTURE SUMMIT-2020.
The Summit was held on "Mitigating Climate Changes and Doubling Farmers' Income through Diversification from February 14-16, 2020 at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidylaya, Chitrakoot, M.P. The Summit was attended by more than 500 delegates included Agriculture Commissioner, Govt. of India, DDG Education(ICAR), Directors (NRC Litchi, CAZRI, Bikaner, CISH, Lucknow) and other Eminent Scientists of ICAR institutes and Scientists from SAUs'.
It was noted from the Dr. Sharmas' achievements that he is a developer of fruit variety "Jammu Mango" and was notified by CVRC, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He has a vast experience for establishing model orchards on "High density mango and guava". His research findings are published in high rated national and international journals and he has more than 100 publications in his credit. Dr. Sharma is a life member of six Horticulture professional societies of India.