VC SKUAST-J launches organic turmeric project

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 24: Prof J P Sharma, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Jammu today virtually launched Dakshyani Turmeric Project.
The project is conceived by Kisan Gurukul (KG) and Sahara Jagarati Manch (SJM) under the technical guidance of SKUAST-Jammu.
Under the project, 100 tonnes of Rajindera seed of turmeric will be distributed free of cost to more than 25000 farm women. The project is aimed at strengthening of socio-economic status of farm women in Jammu region. Besides, production of quality organic turmeric, seed will also be ensured for marketing to other areas. The technical support will be provided by SKUAST-Jammu to grow turmeric using techniques involved in soil less farming.
Dr Jag Paul Sharma, Director Research; Dr S K Gupta, Director Extension; Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman Kisan Gurukul and Sanjeev Kumar, President Sahara Jagrati Manch were present during the launching ceremony.