Early Times Report
Jammu , May 31: Panel discussion webinar was held on the topic “Role of hill agriculture in making India self-reliant” organised by Agrivision, Uttaranchal in collaboration with GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology on 31st May 2020 where Prof. R.K. Gupta, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu was one of the panelists alongwith Dr. M. Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor, Central University, Manipur, Dr. A.K. Karnatak, Vice Chancellor, VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry and Dr. M.S. Chouhan, Director, NDRI, Karnal.
As panelist, Prof. Gupta talked briefly about transition of Indian agriculture from ancient to medieval period and current era. He said green revolution made India self sufficient in food grain production but these gains have not been reaped in Hill regions.
The webinar was attended by learned experts, student participants across the country. The other experts included Dr. S.K. Kashyap, Dean, Agriculture, Dr. A.S. Nain, Director Research and Dr. DC Dimri, Prof. Horticulture from GBPUAT, Pantnagar. Dr. PS Shukla, Member, National Advisory Council- Agrivision alongwith Dr. Arvind Srivastava, IIT, Roorkee were Convener and co-convener, respectively.