MTC on ICT applications concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 10: The eight days Model Training Course (MTC) on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications concluded today at SKUAST-Jammu with a valedictory function.
The MTC was organized from November 2-9, in collaboration with Directorate of Extension, SKUAST-J and was sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. A total number of 22 delegates from the Development Departments of States of Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh besides Jammu & Kashmir participated in the MTC. Director Extension, SKUAST-J Dr. K.S. Risam, chief guest on the occasion said that Information and Communication Technologies has been developing and growing fast with the changing scenario in agriculture with respect to climate change, markets and technological developments within the country and outside.
He said that ICT tools such as computer, internet, television, radio, mobile phones etc. can be utilized by the extension agencies to reach more number of people instantly and with more detailed information. ICT has the power to reach a person in a village which is not accessible by road. Information can be stored and retrieved at farmers’ convenience. The internet with its huge quantities and variety of contents is increasingly becoming an effective delivery and exchange system for information and knowledge, continuing education and learning.
Course Director of MTC, Dr. Rakesh Nanda presented the detailed information about different activities and lectures undertaken in the MTC. The valedictory function concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr.S.K. Kher.

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