SKUAST-J organizes awareness programme on climate change

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 6: Sher-e-Kashmir, University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu conducted one-day farmers’ awareness programme on climate change” in Barnoti block of Kathua.
The camp was organised by All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology under the project AICRPAM-NICRA in order to creates awareness among the farmers about climate change and its impact on agriculture and its allied field. The main objective was to identify ways for strengthening local capacity for the rural communities to adapt and deal with the impacts of climate change and variability.
Dr M K Khushu, Chief Scientist & Head, Agrometeorology explained the objectives of this awareness programme. He stressed upon to adapt various agricultural practices which could enable them to mitigate climate change as temperature rise and shifting of rainfall pattern in the region is concern of the days.
Various other scientists namely Dr Amrish Vaid, Programme Coordinator, KVK Kathua, Dr Meenakshi Gupta, Asstt Prof, Division of Agronomy, Dr Ranbir Singh Sodhi, Asstt Prof, Division of Plant Pathology, P K Rai, SMS Soil Science and Dr Charu Sharma, SRF delivered the valuable talk on the concerned subject.
Dr Sanjay Koushal briefed about the programme.
Darshan Singh, Sarpanch also participated in the programme.

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