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Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-J inaugurates Arboretum at Chatha CampusSeptember 12, 2023

Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu, Dr. B. N. Tripathi inaugurated the newly established Arboretum at the experimental farm, Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J). The Arboretum was established in collaboration with Society for Promotion of Inclusive and Sustainable Development (SAMIKSHA), a local NGO headed by Sh. Ajay Khajuria. While speaking of the occasion, the Chief Guest, Dr. B. N. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu said that Arboretum inspires poeple to appreciate, learn about, and protect trees. He expressed his desire to add maximum tree species to the Arboretum, properly labelled with their common and scientific names and plant family. He emphasized the need of conserving the tree species especially in the light of eroding biodiversity and their dwindling wild population.

SKUAST-Jammu conducts Workshop on Revival of Cottage-Based Industry at Basohli

Under the able guidance of Prof. (Dr.) B. N. Tripathi, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and Prof. (Dr.) M. S. Bhadwal, Dean, F.V.Sc. & A.H. of SKUAST-Jammu, a one-day workshop was organized on “Revival of Cottage Based Industry, Conservation and Branding of ITKs” under the Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP) at Basohli, Kathua, Jammu. The training was organized by SKUAST-Jammu in collaboration with the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu. Mrs Megha Baogia, Deputy Director Planning of Handicrafts and Handloom, was the Chief Guest for this programme and highlighted the importance of cottage-based industry for the economic and holistic development of UT of J&K.

An innovative way to celebrate Teachers’ Day-2023

Centre for Organic and Natural Farming (CONF), SKUAST-Jammu celebrated Teacher’s Day on 5 th September, 2023. Prof. Parshant Bakshi, Head, CONF and Head, Fruit Science, SKUAST-J involved all the PG and Ph.D students, faculty members of Division of Fruit Science and Organic Farming in an innovative way of Celebration of Teachers day by planting fruit plant at Centre for Organic and Natural Farming, Chatha SKUAST-Jammu and motivated them to take care of these Dragon plants. The event was graced by Dr R.K.Samnotra, Director Research of the University.

Farewell Function for at SKUAST-Jammu

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) on Friday accorded a warm farewell to the retiring Director and officials at a function held here at Baba Jitto Auditorium at SKUAST-J Chatha. The function was organized under the leadership of Prof B.N.Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST Jammu who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Vice Chancellor acknowledged the contribution of Prof. Rakesh Nanda, Director Education; Sh. Sohan Lal Sharma, Joint Comptroller, Dr. Nishi Pande, Associate Professor (VGO), Sh. Dwarka Prasad FCLA, PRSS Samba; Sh. Mushtaq Ahmed, OCC, Division of Microbiology, F.V.Sc. & A.H. and Sh. Charan Dass, OCC, Directorate of Education in the growth and success of a University.

Distribution of Beetal Goat units and farmers awareness camp organized by...

Dr. Nrip Kishore Pankaj, PI, DBT-GOI project entitled “Socio-economic upliftment of poor farmers through Animal Husbandry using scientific interventions in Jammu province” organized a goat distribution Camp in participatory mode under Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, F.V.Sc. and A.H, SKUAST, R S Pura on Thursday 31, 2023 Dr. R K Samnotra (Director Research- SKUAST-J) was chief guest of the program. Beside Dr. M.S. Bhadwal (Dean; FVSc R. S. Pura SKUAST-J), all Co-PI’s of the project including Dr. Neelesh Sharma, Dr. Sharad Kumar and Dr. A.K. Pathak. Project team including Dr. Sheetal Dogra (Project Associate-I), and other project staff were there to witness the event. In addition, the PRI’s Sri Pratap Singh (Salehaar, R. S. Pura) Sri Swarn Singh (Suchetgarh), staff of Sheep husbandry department and local farmers were also present during the distribution camp. Distributions of Beetal goat unit (4 females+ 1 male) were given to the six selected Beneficiaries of three villages of Jammu District viz. Arnia, Kapoorpur and Salehar.

Training cum Orientation Programme on Revival of Cottage Based Industry, Conservation...

Dr. M. S. Bhadwal, Dean F.V.Sc. & A.H. of SKUAST-Jammu today inaugurated a one-day training cum orientation programme on “Revival of Cottage Based Industry, Conservation and Branding of ITKs” under the Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP) organized here in the varsity campus. The training was organized by SKUAST-Jammu in collaboration with the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu. Dr. M. S. Bhadwal, the chief guest for this programme in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of cottage-based industry for the economic and holistic development of UT of J&K.

SKUAST-Jammu Issues Pest Alert for Sporadic Outbreak of Rice Hispa (Dicladispaarmigera)...

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST– Jammu) has issued a Pest Alert in response to the recent sporadic outbreak of Rice Hispa (Dicladispa armigera) in a few locations within the Jammu District. This alert comes considering alarming damage observed in scattered rice fields, posing a potential threat to the rice crop. Official reports confirm Rice Hispa outbreaks in a limited number of locations, including Mandal, R. S. Pura, and Bishnah blocks as reported by scientists from SKUAST - Jammu.

SKUAST- Jammu Organized Parthenium Awareness Camp at Kotli Mirdian R S...

Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. B.N. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu, AICRP Weed Management, Division of Agronomy organised a Parthenium Awareness Camp at village Kotli Mirdhain, R. S. Pura on 18.08.2023. In this programme, Dr. B. R. Bazaya, Chief Scientist and Principal Investigator, AICRP Weed Management, SKUAST-Jammu graced the event and highlighted the harmful effects of Parthenium weed on the health of human beings, animals and crop biodiversity.

Agrometeorology Section, organized “Farmer awareness cum input distributionprogramme” at SKUAST-J,Main Campus...

Agrometeorology Section, SKUAST-J under the aegis of Dr. B.N.Tripathi, Honˈble Vice Chancellor and guidance of Prof. R.K.Samnotra, Director Research, SKUAST-Jammu organized one day “Farmer awareness cum input distribution programme” at village Bhadwal, Block- Vijaypur, District-Samba on 18 th August, 2023 under SC-SP of AICRPAM in order to spread awareness about climate change and to improve the socio-economic status of the small and marginal farmers by distributing fruit plants. In this programme more than 150 farmers (male and female) participated.

Parthenium Awareness Week observed at KVK, R.S. Pura SKUAST-Jammu

ICRP Weed Management, SKUAST Jammu, organised a Parthenium Awareness Camp in collaboration with KVK, R.S. Pura Jammu today on 17.08.2023. It was part of Week long Parthenium Awareness campaign which is being organized simultaneously at national level w.e.f 16-22, August, 2023 to create awareness and educate the people/farmers/students about the Parthenium menace and its management. On the 2nd day of “Parthenium Awareness Week” Dr. Punit Choudhary, Head KVK, R.S. Pura graced the occasion and highlighted harmful effect of Parthenium which have posed a serious threat to crops, human health and livestock health, biodiversity and aesthetic value of landscapes. Further Dr. B. R. Bazaya, Incharge and PI, AICRP Weed Management emphasized that its spread is not only confined to agriculture lands but also noticed in road sides, parks, school areas, pastures etc. He further emphasized that community approach is the best possible way to get rid of the menace and can be effectively managed by uprooting the Parthenium plants well before their flowering stage. He delivered a talk to farmers and students and highlighted various harmful effects of Parthenium like hay fever, dermatitis, asthma, skin rashes, peeling skin, puffy eyes and eczema in human being through pollen.
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