ICAR holds workshop on horticulture techniques in Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh
Nurpur, Sept 20 (KNN) The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in collaboration with the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana is organising a skill development training in horticulture at the Regional Horticulture Research Station in Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh.
The aim of this workshop is to impart knowledge about the latest methods and technologies used in Horticulture.
Speaking at the occasion, Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania exhorted farmers and fruit growers to adopt modern techniques of agriculture and horticulture so that they could get more yield and earn more profit.
Around 50 women farmers of Danni gram panchayat are participating in the camp.
Deputy Director of Horticulture, Kangra, Kamalsheel Negi, In-charge of the Fruit Canning unit, Nagrota Bagwan, Narotam Kaushal, Associate-Director, Regional Research Center, Jachch, Atul Gupta, and Senior Scientists, CIPHET, Deepika Goswami and Chandan Solanki, were amongst those present at the inaugural event.
Pathania said that under various projects, the Horticulture Department had spent Rs 45 crore to benefit about 34,000 people in Kangra district in the past five years. Out of which, Rs 12 crore were spent in the Nurpur Assembly constituency.
“A sum of Rs 10 crore were being spent in Ladori and Bhadwar panchayats to increase agriculture and horticulture activities as well as to provide irrigation facilities throughout the year, which would benefit about 700 farmers,” he said.
The workshop will end on September 21. (KNN Bureau)