JAMMU, Feb 6: Dr P K Sharma, Vice Chancellor of SKUAST-Jammu, chaired the 15th Scientific Advisory Committee meeting of KVK Jammu, here today.
In his presidential address, Dr P.K. Sharma guided the staff to put in best efforts to disseminate latest know how among farmers. He stressed that there should be a very strong linkage between KVKs, line departments and farming community otherwise important link will be missing in technology dissemination. He said that the feedback of farmers must be generated for developing further course of action to solve farmers’ problems and to make the programme need based. He directed KVK to study the impact of various activities being taken up by KVK in the district.
The Vice Chancellor directed all the Head of Divisions of SKUAST-J to come forward and participate in programmes of different KVKs for developing a robust programme of KVKs.
Dr R K Arora, Associate Director Extension, deliberated upon the importance of conducting SAC for each KVK. He stressed that KVK’s must rope in best technologies available elsewhere and test under local conditions.
Dr Vikas Tandon, Sr. Scientist and Member Secretary, KVK Jammu, presented the progress report of the work done during current year and action plan for 2017-18. Officers from the line departments and progressive Farmers of Jammu district actively participated and gave suggestion in ongoing programmes and finalization of action Plan of KVK Jammu.
On this occasion, Dr J P Sharma, Director Research, SKUAST-Jammu, emphasized for use of university recommended technologies. He assured that KVK will get all the resources available with the university for carrying out its activities.
Chief Agriculture Officer, R.L Bhagat, showed his satisfaction over the liason with KVK and asserted that more joint programmes must be held for better results. Yogesh Kesar, Chief Horticulture officer asserted to have more activities in Mango village. HODs of different Divisions from SKUAST-J, district heads of different line departments, Radio Jammu and progressive farmers were present and actively deliberated in the proceedings. The proceedings were coordinated by Dr Puneet Choudhary and vote of thanks was extended by Dr Rakesh Sharma.