Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), visited KVK-Ganderbal on 10th June 2018. During his visit, he interacted with scientists and surveyed apple orchard, field crops, vegetable block and various demonstration units established at the KVK.
Appreciating the efforts of scientists of KVK-Ganderbal, for bumper seed and vegetable production and innovatively establishing Horti-Poultry Model at the Kendra. Dr. Mohapatra said, “This is the novel way of realizing the dream of doubling farmer’s income has the potential to be exercised at large besides generating employment, entrepreneurship and women empowerment”. Integrating poultry with the horticulture can increase the income of approximately Rupees one lac eighty-five thousand over and above the normal income from an orchard of one hector per year.
Dr. Mohapatra was accompanied by VC, Prof Nazeer Ahmad, Director Extension, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad, Director Research, Prof M.Y. Zargar, Director Education, Prof. S.A. Wani, Director Planning, Prof N.A. Ganai, Deans and other officers of the University.
(Source: KVK-Ganderbal, SKUAST-Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir)