REASI, Jan 11: Vice Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J), Dr P K Sharma today inaugurated Organic Training Centre at Talwara village, under Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya Krishi Shiksha Yojana, sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
The village has been adopted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of SKUAST-J. The programme was attended by HODs, Dean, Directors, Professors, Statutory officers of SKUAST-J and large number of farmers of the area.
Dr P .K Sharma, said that organic farming is need of the hour as the chemical farming is causing ill-effects on the living organisms. He explained about the sustainable agriculture and said that organic farming is helpful for the maintenance of soil health. He suggested the farmers that they should produce the organic crops which will further help them to fetch more prices. He further added that eco-friendly practices should be adopted to protect our environment which will further help us to keep us healthy. He guided the farmers for the scientific organic farming and suggested them to work in groups.
Associate Director Extension of SKUAST-J, Dr R K Arora gave a detail view of organic agriculture.
Dr K S.Risam, Director Extension of SKUAST-J said that farmers should use the organic manures in their soil to make their soil healthy. He explained that the KVKs are making strenuous for commercial organic farming.
Registrar of SKUAST-J, Dr.Daleep Kachroo stressed on the scientific Integrated Farming and suggested the farmers for the proper layout of their farms.
Director Research Dr J P Sharma said that new technologies are needed for the organic farming. He stressed on the use of specific varieties for organic farming.
Dr. Banarsi Lal, In charge KVK, Reasi, motivated the farmers for organic farming and said that the farmers by growing the organic vegetables, can fetch more prices. He said that organic centre will help them to increase their organic crops production.
VC along with other university officers also visited the organic fields of various farmers of the village Talwara of Reasi district and interacted with the farmers.