SAMBA, AUGUST 25: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samba under the aegis of Directorate of Extension, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Jammu today organised Sankalp Se Sidhi– New India Movement (2017-2022), sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.
The “Sankalp Se Sidhi” programme is being organised all over the country wherein the stakeholders involved in agriculture and allied sectors, including farmers take pledge to put efforts which would lead to doubling of farmers’ income in the next five years.
Dr. J.P. Sharma, Director Research, SKUAST-Jammu was the chief guest and Dr. R.K. Arora, Associate Director Extension (KVKs) was the guest of honour during the programme. The programme was attended by more than 700 farmers of Samba district. On the occasion, a video dedicated to farmers was also shown with a message of Prime Minister of Narinder Modi to the farmers of India.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. J.P. Sharma urged the farmers of Samba district to avail the benefits of the centrally sponsored schemes in agriculture and allied sectors. He highlighted the importance of adoption of latest agricultural technologies and advised officials of agriculture and allied departments to help farmers to exploit the full potential of resources available. He described some of the new technologies recommended by the State Agricultural University and suggested farmers to adopt these technologies for increasing agricultural production in the district.
Dr. R.K. Arora, Associate Director Extension (KVKs) took pledge along with chief guest, officers of development departments, farmers and staff to work for doubling the income of farmers by 2022. He discussed several schemes, including latest programme of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana launched by the central government. He suggested farmers to take full benefits of newly established KVK at Samba and assured full cooperation for better functioning of the KVK.
C.L. Sharma, Chief Horticulture Officer, Samba elaborated the schemes of his department for development of horticulture sector in the district and advised farmers to come forward to take benefits of these schemes.
Earlier, Dr. Vinod Gupta, Incharge Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Samba informed the participants about the functioning of newly established KVK Samba. He assured farmers that KVK Samba will provide full support for solving the problems of farmers.
Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma, Scientist of KVK Kathua delivered the expert lecture to discuss the schemes like PM Fasal Bima Yojana, PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana and Soil Health Card Scheme introduced by the government for achieving the objective of doubling the farmers’ income.
The programme was also attended by Dr Neerja Sharma, Dr Shalini Khajuria, Dr Amit Mahajan, Dr Vijay Kumar Sharma, Dr. Sanjay Khajuria,Dr Ajay kumar and all the District officers.