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CSIR-IIIM commemorates ‘World Environment Day’ at Field Station Pulwama

Post by on Monday, June 6, 2022

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Pulwama, June 05:   CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu commemorated World Environment Day 2022 at its Field Station in Pulwama to create awareness and sensitization on the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability under the patronage of Dr D. Srinivasa Reddy Director, CSIR IIIM Jammu.
Dr Raihana Habib Kanth, Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura, SKUAST-K was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the proceedings of the programme.
Dr Khursheed Ahmad Dar, Senior Scientist, Dr Arif Hussain, Assistant Professor, UG/ PG students and Research Scholars from SKUAST Kashmir participated in the event.
At the outset of the programme welcome address was presented by Dr Iqra Farooq, who informed the participants about the importance of World Environment Day starting with the slogan for this year, “Only One Earth” that stands for living sustainably in harmony with nature.
Dr Shahid Rasool, Senior Scientist and Incharge of the Station delivered the lead lecture at the event and informed the participants about the role of the Station in taking a positive action with respect to Environmental concerns.
The Field Station serves as a platform for research, development and sustenance of endangered plant, insect pollinator and bird species, he informed.
The planet is facing varied crises due to climate change which has resulted in the loss of biodiversity and increase in the carbon emissions which pose challenge to sustainable agricultural productivity systems. These issues need an emergent attention for sustainability on overall living, he said. Dr Raihana Habib in her address commended the organizers for convening an informative and important knowledge exchange programme. She also discussed about the mitigation that can be adopted to preserve the environment for sustainable agriculture through use of natural resources and integrated agricultural practices in terms of use of fertilizers, pesticides and water resources.
Participants were demonstrated with the production and crop management practices of various aromatic, floricultural crops and distillation of Damask Rose for oil extraction.
Later in the programme  photography, oration on theme and painting competitions were organized in which Faika Jan, Fazil Fayaz, and Nahal Zahra, research scholars from SKUAST-K were respectively declared as winners. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr Rozy Rasool.

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