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KVK concludes two day training programme on natural farming
11/24/2022 10:23:39 PM
Early Times Report
REASI, Nov 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies of Jammu (SKUAST-J) concluded two days training programme on natural farming here today at KVK, Reasi campus which was enthuastically attended by a number of farmers of the area. The programme was organized under the dynamic stewardship of Vice Chancellor, Prof.JP Sharma and able guidance of Director Extension, Prof. SK Gupta of SKUAST-J. The objective of the programme was to train the farmers on natural farming and guide them on the various techniques required in natural farming so that they can they can start natural farming of commercial level. During the programme various technical sessions on natural farming were organized. Dr.Suja Nabi Qureshi, Scientist warmly welcomed the participants and briefed the significance of natural farming. He said that for a healthy society, quality and healthy food is required and natural farming can play the crucial role for the production of quality food. He added that natural farming is the need of the era and informed that it is very important for the maintenance soil health and environment. Sr.Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal said that Reasi district of J&K has huge potential in natural farming and the farmers can generate more income by producing the quality food through natural farming. He emphasised on the cluster based approach required for natural farming and urged the participants to adopt it of commercial level so as to generate more income and employment. He said that natural farming is agro-ecology based farming which integrates crops, trees, livestock and functional biodiversity. He discussed on the importance of farm fields as a source of organic matter and spoke on the usage of indigenous seed and bioinoculants as the catalyst required for natural farming. Dr.Lalit Upadhyay, Scientist expressed that natural farming is a promising means of reducing the dependence of farmers on external inputs, reducing the cost of cultivation and increasing the income of the farmers. Dr.Lobzang Stanzen, Scientist discussed on Atam Nirbar Krishi and emphasised on the adoption of natural farming for more returns. He discussed on the four pillars of natural farming. KVK scientists demonstrated the preparation of Jeevamrit and Beejamrit and also elaborated the practices of mulching, Acchadana and various other biocontrol agents required for the natural farming.
They also guided the participants on the preparation of Panchgavya, fermented butter milk, cow urine, Dasharpani etc. An exhibition depicting the various technologies was also arranged for the participants. During the programme a field visit was also organized for the participants.
Farmers visited the various units such as Vermicompost unit, Natural Farming Unit, Greenshade Net House Unit, Crop Cafeteria, orchard etc. established at KVK, Reasi and showed keen interest in the technologies demonstrated by KVK, Reasi. Literature on natural farming was also distributed among the participants during the training programme. The programme was assisted by Manohar Lal and concluded by Dr.Suja Nabi Qureshi with the formal vote of thanks.
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