Srinagar, Dec 10: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir concludes a weeklong training programme on recycling farm waste for augmenting organic farming at Rangreth here.
The training titled ‘Recycling of Farm Wastes for Augmenting Organic Farming under Temperate conditions was organised by SKUAST-K’s Dryland Agricultural Research Station (DARS) under the sponsorship of ‘Alternate System of Agriculture for Sustainability Project of Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP).
Officers of Line Department of Agriculture from the twin districts of Srinagar and Budgam participated in the training program., Director, Research, SKUAST-K, Prof Haroon Rashid Naik, who was the chief guest of the occasion, laid stress on organic waste recycling and expressed the need to make organic more profitable and market-driven.
Course Coordinator of the training program, Dr Fayaz A Bahar presented the overview of the training. Speakers from different Faculties of the University delivered their lectures on different aspects of the training. National resource persons from outside the UT were also invited to deliver lectures. A series of lectures with hands-on sessions were organized and demonstrated to the participants for upscaling their knowledge and technical know-how.
Prof. Zahoor A Dar, Associate Director, Research, highlighted the efforts of DARS in popularizing technologies for Dryland Agriculture. Dr. Parmeet Singh PI of the HADP project (16) highlighted the importance of the project in light of the present circumstances and its future prospects.