Former Minister, VCs of JU, SKUAST-J call on Governor

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 30: Sham Lal Sharma, former Minister and leader of Indian National Congress, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Sharma apprised the Governor about his party’s views regarding the problems emerging from the ongoing agitations in the Valley and the losses and serious difficulties faced by the people living in villages along the IB and LoC because of the incessant cross border firing.
Governor urged  Sharma to continue sustained initiatives for the maintenance of peace and normalcy in the State.
Prof R D Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu also called on Governor and briefed him about several important academic and administrative issues, including the problems faced regarding the functioning of the University’s off-site campuses.
The Governor stressed importance of maintaining discipline at all levels to sustain and continuously enhance academic excellence.
Dr Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) also called on Governor.
Dr Sharma briefed the Governor about the important academic activities (Oct-Nov, 2016) including organization of Vet festival by the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry at RS Pura Campus; one day farmers awareness camp on “Fasal Beema Yojna” at KVK Kathua and similar camp on “Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Act” organized by KVK Kathua in village Bani. He also informed about ASSOCHAM’s Agri and Food Processor’s Conclave-Finance, Technology and Market which was held at Chatha in the month of October this year and his visit to review the activities at the research Station and KVK Bhaderwah.
The Governor was also informed that a Training Center has been sanctioned under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Yojna and will be established at village Talwara under KVK Reasi to undertake training programmes for capacity building and skill development in organic agriculture.
The Governor advised the Vice Chancellor to take sustained initiatives for boosting research and extension activities; securing visible improvement in the production and productivity levels and ensuring efficient functioning of all the KVKs under the University.
The Governor also stressed the VC to focus on the need for enhanced interaction with farmers to enable them benefit from the latest agricultural technology and practices being developed by the University.


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