Ganderbal, Sep 13: One day awareness cum training programme by division of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry SKUAST-Kashmir was conducted today at Dushari village in Kangan area of Ganderbal district.
This programme was conducted by AICRP-Agroforestry under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) funded by CAFRI, Jhansi, (U. P). This training programme was attended by 50 tribal farmers and had more than 40 participant’s of female gender including members of DDC, punches and sarpanches.
Thirty five families were given agricultural tool kit, fodder seeds and quality planting material under this scheme.
The participants were also given technical advice apart from having visit to nearby fields.
Prof. G. M. Bhat, Head division of SAF and PI of this AICRP project spoke about the importance of this training programme for developing self sufficiency.
Dr. Megna Rashid, Scientist and Co-PI of this project spoke about the importance of female gender in agroforestry and its significance in local economy.
Prof. S. A. Gangoo, Dean Forestry, SKUAST-K also highlighted the significance of this programme in context of local environment.
Prof. Arshad H. Mughal, Associate Director Research SKUAST-K also spoke to farmers and shared the available technology and availability of various seed material which can be preferred in that area. He appreciated the efforts of Faculty of Forestry in conducting these types of programmes and was of the opinion that such kind of training programmes shall be conducted regularly.
Other scientists of the division Dr. Vaishnu Dutt, Dr Nazir Pala, Dr Tariq Rather also spoke about the various issues relevant to this programme.
Dr. Naseem Zaffar Head, SBS division also delivered a lecture on importance of these events in today’s context.
Dr. Nazir Pala scientist, Forestry, proposed vote of thanks.