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KVK, Reasi educates farmers on Nano kitchen garden Technology
9/19/2023 11:08:22 PM
Early Times Report

Reai, Sept19: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the administrative control of Directorate of Extension, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) educated farmers on nano kitchen garden technology here today at KVK, Reasi campus which was attended by a number of farmers of the area.
The programme was organised under the dynamic stewardship of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof.BN Tripathi and able guidance of Director Extension (DE), Prof.SK Gupta of SKUAST-J. Sr. Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal warmly welcomed the farmers and said that Nano kitchen garden is a unique method for the production of various types of fresh organic vegetables in a specified small unit. He demonstrated the nano kitchen garden technology established at KVK, Reasi campus.
He further said that nano kitchen garden technology is a very simple, labour and water saving technology to produce the fresh organic vegetables without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. He narrated that the demand of organic, safe and high quality vegetables is increasing day-by-day and through this technology one can produce the number of quality organic vegetables consistently throughout the year from the small unit. He added that through this technology, plants get the nutrients in a uniform way and thus give outstanding results.
He expressed that this technology is an efficient method of organic vegetables production in modern era when the climate is impacting the agriculture. He narrated that in this system, plants of different vegetables are grown in a specified unit and there are least chances of infestation of insects-pests, diseases and weeds in the crops. He said that vegetables crops such as bottle gourd, bitter gourd, capsicum, tomato, sponge gourd, chilli, tomato, coriander, brinjal etc. can be grown at a time in the nano kitchen garden without many expenses.
He added that this system has the potential to provide the nutritional security to the families as it produces chemical free vegetables throughout the year and families can reduce their expenses by producing the quality vegetables at their homes.
He informed that small area in the house can be utilized for the establishment of nano kitchen garden as the crops are grown in the small unit containing balanced plants nutrition. He expressed that the nano kitchen garden can be very useful to produce the fresh organic vegetables even in the urban and semi-urban areas. He narrated that this technique requires less space and has immense scope in future also.
He also informed on the water use efficiency in this system and said that even the landless people can also adopt this technology. He narrated that the nano kitchen garden technology solves number of technologies such as lack of space, water and even time. He said that this technology yields healthy, safe, fresh and high quality vegetables due to a variety of factors. Dr.Lobzang Stanzen and Dr.Arvinder Kumar also spoke during the programme. During the programme farmers asked various quarries which were answered by the scientists in a satisfactorily way.
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