SAMBA: The 15-day Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) training program for input dealers ended today here at KVK Samba of SKUAST-Jammu.
The program ended under the guidance and direction of the professor. JPSharma, vice-chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and the umbrella of the extension directorate, SKUAST-J.
The program’s guest of honor, Sanjay Verma, Director of Agriculture, Samba discussed in detail the different agricultural programs for farmers. He urged young people to come forward and take up the torch of agriculture in the district. He appreciated the role of KVK Samba in conducting this course, which will ensure that the input dealers have the knowledge regarding the different types of fertilizers and their recommended dose in various crops.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Vinod Gupta, Senior Scientist and Head of KVK, Samba explained that agricultural input dealers in the country are a primary source of agricultural information for the farming community, in addition to providing inputs and credit. It also focused on post-production agriculture, processing, value addition, marketing and branding of farmer’s products to make agriculture more profitable. He also advised KVK Samba to encourage farmers to promote village ecotourism in their respective villages. He also stressed the need to adopt new techniques to increase agricultural production and double the income of farmers, as for small farmers and marginal farmers.
The program was started by Dr Abhay Kumar Sinha. Scientist, KVK, Samba who welcomed guests and participants. The program discussions were chaired by Dr Shalini Khajuria. She gave a brief description and overview of the course and clarified the purpose of conducting this certificate course.
At the end of the program, a vote of thanks was extended by Dr. Saurav Gupta, Entomology Scientist. The program was attended by Dr Vijay Kumar Sharma and Dr AmitMahajan.