KVK Poonch hosts Kissan Gosthi

KVK Poonch hosts Kissan Gosthi

POONCH, JUNE 21: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Poonch on Tuesday conducted an awareness programme as part of series of events under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav here at Village Mangnar.

A large number of farmers including men and women along with public representatives participated in the Kissan Gosthi held at the community hall of the village.

The programme was held under the guidance of Dr. J.P.Sharma, Vice Chancellor, and Dr. S.K. Gupta, Director Extension, of SKUAST-Jammu.

Speaking on the occasion, Sr. Scientist & Head of KVK Poonch, Dr. Ajay Gupta said that the main purpose of this programme was to aware the farming community about the balanced use of fertilizers and region specific agroforestry.

“The balanced use of fertilizers is essential to increase crop yields, improve quality of the produce, correct soil nutrient deficiencies, improve soil fertility, and eventually restore fertility and productivity of the land that has been degraded by wrong and exploitative activities in the past,” he said.

Dr. M.A.Guroo of KVK Poonch interacted with farmers and educated them about the region specific agroforestry in the hilly areas like Poonch with the purpose of increasing the crop production from the land by meeting the fodder requirements while maintaining the local biodiversity of the region.

During the programme, horticultural toolkits were distributed among the farmers under the NICRA Project.

The villagers thanked the KVK Poonch for conducting such a vital programme at village Mangnar and assured that farmers of the village shall take due care in preserving and restoring the fertility of the soil and maintaining local biodiversity as per the guidance received from the KVK scientists.