By: JKatLive News
1/20/2022 11:32:59 PM


Krishi Vigyan Kendra fordistrict Ramban has been approved by Indian Council of Agriculture Research,NewDelhi under the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of AgriculturalSciences and Technology of Jammu. The proposal of KVK Ramban was long pendingwith the ICAR due to non-availability of land in favour of SKUAST Jammu.Withthe kind intervention of Shri Manoj Sinha, Honourable Lieutenant Governor ofJammu and Kashmir and concerted efforts of Professor J.P. SharmaVice-Chancellor SKUAST Jammu, 117.18 kanals (5.859 ha) of land at VillageDalwas was transferred to SKUAST Jammu for the establishment of new KVK.

Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’bleLG UT of J&K congratulated SKUAST-Jammu for getting new KVK approved fordistrict Ramban. Expressing his priority for the farming community, he saidthat KVKwill beinstrumental in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the farmers ofRamban. He reiterated that with the establishment of new KVK, farmers will havedirect and quick exposure to the latest agricultural technologies. Also, thefarmers will have better coverage under welfare schemes and rural youths havebetter entrepreneurship opportunities. ProfessorJ.P. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu shared that KVK will focus onenhancing farmers’ income through promotion of integrated farming system, valueaddition and processing of fruits and vegetables and development of innovativemarket linkages with effective marketing and branding. Professor Sharma thanked ShriNarendra Singh Tomar ji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,GoI, Shri Manoj Sinha Ji, Hon’ble LG UT ofJ&K and Dr. Jitendra Singh Ji Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Minister of State (IndependentCharge) Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, AtomicEnergy and Space for supporting the approval of KVK Ramban. 

With the approval of KVK Ramban,the tally of functional KVKs under SKUAST-Jammu enhance to nine for Jammuregion. The Site Selection committee constituted for screening the applicationof KVK Ramban include Dr. P.L. Gautam,Pro-Chancellor Career Point University and Former Vice Chancellor GB PantUniversity of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Chairman), Dr. RajbirSingh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Ludhiana,    Sh. K.K. Sharma, Director Agriculture, Jammu, SKUAST-Jammu, Dr. D.M.Makhdoomi, Director Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir and Dr. Javed Iqbal Mir,Scientist representative from ICAR-CITH, Srinagar.  Dr. S.K. Gupta, Director Extension made thevirtual presentation before the screening committee.