Member Parliament Sh Jugal Kishore Sharma Inaugurated Export Promotion Programme at KVK Jammu

APEDA in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jammu organized Kissan Sammelan. Sh Jugal Kishor Sharma Member Parliament Jammu Poonch Constituency was the Chief Guest and Prof J P Sharma Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SKUAST JAMMU was the Special Guest of Honour during the programme.

Shree Jugal Kishore, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Jammu Poonch Constituency firstly congratulated the farmers to receive the 12th installments of Kissan Samman Nidhi. He explained the visionary approach of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi ji in strengthening the farmers and reducing their plights and problems. He informed that 600 Model fertilizer retail one shops ‘Kissan Samridhi Kendra’ will easy out the problems of farmers by providing all agri-related products at one shop. He praised one Nation: One fertilizer approach, encouragement of women farmers and promotion of Agri startups. Member Parliament appreciated the efforts of KVK Jammu during the programme.

Prof J P Sharma Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SKUAST JAMMU emphasized on the conservation and preservation of the traditional Basmati variety of R S Pura. He further added that value addition, branding and marketing is very important for fetching better remuneration. He impressed upon the farmers to form FPOs which will reduce the input cost and increase their bargaining power.
Dignitaries also viewed the live webcasting of Hon’ble Prime Minister on the occasion of Kisan Sammelan being organized at New Delhi at KVK Jammu.

Dr SK Gupta Director Extension SKUAST JAMMU appreciated the efforts of KVK Jammu and thanked APEDA for choosing KVK Jammu for conduct of one day programme on export potential. At the outset Dr Punit Choudhary Chief Scientist and Head KVK Jammu welcomed the participants in the export promotion programme and briefed that KVK Jammu is committed to work for the benefit of the Farmers of Jammu.
During the technical programme Dr Ritesh Sharma Principal Scientist BEDF deliberated upon challenges and opportunities in export for Agricultural produce. Dr R K Salgotra Coordinator School of Biotechnology SKUAST JAMMU shared the potential of newly developed Jammu Basmati Varieties which are equivalent to taste and fragrance with respect to the traditional Basmati variety of R S Pura. Sh Subash Sharma Joint Director Extension Department of Agriculture briefed the participants about various schemes being run by the department for the farmer. Dr Fatima Kousar from regional office APEDA Jammu briefed about the registration of FPO’s for export of their produce. The programme was attended by more than 300 farmers/stakeholders including Ex MLA and DDC member Prof Garu Ram Bhagat, Smt Vidya Motan DDC Miransahib, Sarpanch Panch, President and Board of Directors of FPO on Mushroom and FPO on Basmati, Sarweshwar Pvt Ltd, DD Rice and other stakeholders of Jammu district.

Folder on various schemes of Agricultural and allied sectors prepared and KVK Jammu at a Glance published by KVK Jammu was also released on the occasion. Nano Urea bottles of IFFCO were also distributed among the farmer
A farmer scientist interaction was also held during the occasion. The programme was conducted by Dr Prem Kumar and Dr Ravneet Kour, Dr Sheetal Badyal, Dr Muneeshwar Sharma, Dr Amitesh Sharma, Er Ashish KatochSh Sahil Talgotra of KVK Jammu helped in smooth conduct of the programme.


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