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KVK, Reasi provides Innovative Agri-Solutions to Farmers
9/22/2022 11:26:32 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 22: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) is providing the innovative agri-solutions to farmers to enhance their income and employment. According to Dr. Banarsi Lal, Sr.Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi KVK is endevouring to provide the innovative agri-solutions to the farmers of different areas so that they can generate more income and employment. According to him, KVK is guiding the farmers on lemon grass farming and its value addition, strawberry cultivation with mulching sheets, scientific beekeeping, Kadaknath farming, value addition in mushroom, value addition in spices etc. Dr.Banarsi said that the value addition in different crops can uplift the economic status of the farmers of hilly areas. KVK, Reasi is also guiding the farmers on agri-entrepreneurship among the rural youths so that the rural migration can be minimized. He added that KVK is motivating the farmers for post-harvest technologies in fruits, vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs), spices and pulses by which new micro-entrepreneurships can be developed in the rural hilly areas. Packaging, branding and efficient marketing of agro-products have been emphasized by the KVK. He informed that KVK is also encouraging the women farmers on nutri-gardens to mitigate the nutritional problem among the rural families. He said that KVK is educating farmers on hydroponics technology, high density orchards and protected cultivation for more returns. Dr.Banarsi said that value addition in floriculture can open new avenues in Reasi distt. as the district has an immense potential in flowers production. He said that organic floral products have demand in the market and farmers can enhance their income by making them in the rural areas. He informed that KVK is providing timely agro-met advisories to the farmers by which the farmers can reap more profits by timely managing their crops. He added that KVK is guiding the farmers to effectively and efficiently use the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in agriculture so that new agricultural information can be obtained even in the remotest areas of the district. He said that KVK scientists are guiding the farmers on making the bio-products at rural level by utilizing the various farm products. He narrated that KVK is guiding the farmers for the natural farming by which the quality food can be produced and nutritional and health status of people can be improved. Farmers are showing zeal and enthusiasm towards new innovations.
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