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SKUAST-KVK-Kupwara Back to Village Programme

Post by RK News on Friday, October 21, 2022

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Srinagar, Oct 20: The directorate of Extension SKUAST-Kashmir and KVK-Kupwara organised a back-to-village programme at Bramri Kupwara on Thursday.
The event was chaired by Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-Kashmir, and was attended by Associate Director Extension, Prof. Agronomy, Deputy Director Training from the Directorate of Extension, Assistant Registrar Cooperatives, and Head KVK Kupwara, as well as scientific staff and officers from the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture. More than 150 farmers participated in the programme 
The programme started with a welcome address by Sr. Scientist and Head of KVK, Dr Kaiser Mohi ud-din Malik. He expressed gratitude to Director Extension for finding time out of his busy schedule to visit Kupwara and for gracing the occasion.
Assistant registrar, cooperatives Nazir Ahmad briefed farmers about the process and procedure for the formation and registration of FPOs. Horticulture Development Officer Drugmulla briefed the participants about different schemes available with the department.
Director Extension SKUAST-Kashmir deliberated about the importance of the formation of FPOs in agriculture and allied sectors. He walked participants through the entire process of forming and registering FPOs under the Cooperative Societies Act. In his address, Director Extension laid emphasis on double cropping in the area and advised farmers to go for scientific cultivation of rabi crops like peas, oil seed, wheat and oats to double their income.
He described the full scientific package of field peas to the farmers. The Deputy Director of Training announced the locations in the district where different FPOs shall be formulated by the Directorate of Extension SKUAST-Kashmir.
Quality seed of field pea was distributed among the farmers under the CFLD programme of KVK as a part of the Back to Village Programme. Later, the Director extension inaugurated two mushroom units at Brameri. The Director of Extension, along with a team from the directorate and KVK, also visited trout fish farmers at Kutlari village of Mawar Handwara in connection with the formation of FPO on fish.

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