National Conference on Women Empowerment concludes at SKUAST-J

Chief Planning Officer Samba addressing valedictory function of conference on Women Empowerment at SKUAST-Jammu on Friday.
Chief Planning Officer Samba addressing valedictory function of conference on Women Empowerment at SKUAST-Jammu on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 8: National Conference on the theme “Women Empowerment through Agro Entrepreneurship for Livelihood Security”, concludes here today at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology of Jammu.
The Conference was organized by SIDAVES (Society for Integrated Development of Agriculture, Veterinary and Ecological Science) in collaboration with SKUAST-Jammu & SKUAST-Kashmir. Over 300 delegates joined the event for deliberations in which 6 Oral Sessions covering 8 themes with a total of 40 oral presentations as well as 4 posters sessions with a total of 55 posters were presented. There was one farmer-scientist interactive sessions also.
Dr Vivak M Arya, Dr Anil Bhat, Dr B K Sinha, Dr Akhil Gupta and Sweeta Manhas got Best Oral / Poster presentation awards in their respective fields while Dr Balbir Dhotra and Sunish Sharma got Best Thesis award.
Dr Pradeep K Sharma, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Jammu was chief guest on the occasion and he stressed that education for women is the key for harvesting entrepreneurship opportunities in agriculture for making them financially empowered that would include economic empowerment and social empowerment.
Sukhleen Kour, Chief Planning Officer Samba and guest of honor, said that the most common occupational health hazard of women is overwork and careful studies on the impact of new technologies should be undertaken in selected farm areas.
Dr J P Sharma, Director Research, SKUAST-Jammu and convener of the conference, expressed that Farm Universities needs to be proactive as they have a major role in technically updating the women farmers and providing them quality seeds and planting material for driving maximum benefit from agriculture and agri-enterprises. Dr Vikas Sharma, Professor and General Secretary SIDAVES, presented the significant recommendations formulated during the Congress that include more facilities to poor rural women for land, fruit culture and horti- extension services, more involvement of women in decision-making bodies, etc.
Dr Rajkumari Koul, Co-convenor, Dr Shalini Suri Organising secretary and Dr Kiran Kour Co-Organising secretary also spoke on the occasion.
Kapil Kant Khajuria, Tehsidar R S Pura, was the special guest on the occasion. The proceedings were conducted by Dr Narinder Panotra and Dr Kawardeep Kour while formal vote of thanks was presented by Dr R K Arora.


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