Aimed to promote floriculture in Tangdhar of Jammu and Kashmir's hilly Karnah valley, a collaboration with Sher-e-Kashmier University of Agricultural Sciences and Tech (SKUAST) under the aegis of Vigyan Prasar Department of Science and Technology, a stakeholders meet-cum-workshop was org at Youth Centre Tangdhar on 06 Aug 22 for the farmers of Scheduled Tribes(ST).
The day-long workshop is attended by progressive and prospective farmers who are economically deprived & have very less knowledge about the economic benefits of undertaking the cultivation of flowers for commercial purposes. The workshop primarily aimed at locating the available opportunities and different challenges to flower farming more profitably and scientifically.
The program witnessed the presence of 47 farmers, 03 scientists, and Mr. Zahoor Ahmad Lone, Agriculture Extension Officer, Tangdhar.
The wasp began with Dr. Nasir Hamid Masoodi sensitizing the farmers of the ST community of Karnah list of Kupwara regarding the scope of bioresource management, highlighting the scope of raising ornamentals bulb flowers nurseries for ensuring sustainable livelihood security for the backward farmers.
There was a healthy discussion with STs of different villages of Kanah Tehsil regarding the scope of tapping the high-value crop selection, which can give high returns from small land holding. The priority areas were delaminated as bulb flower production of niche crops like the tulip, Lilium, etc., raising of hybrid seedlings, the establishment of demo units, a module of crop selection, propagation, and linkage of flower produce to the floral industry for sustainable entrepreneurship development.
The event also witnessed farmers of the ST community volunteering for making their land available for est of greenhouse farms as sponsored by Central Govt Schemes for the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
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