Saying that the adoption of modern agricultural strategies and environmentally friendly technologies will accelerate the transformation of the rural economy, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said he was confident that the students will change the face of agriculture and horticulture.
Sinha said the government has taken some steps for more effective implementation of programs in agriculture and related sector and has made impressive progress in production, value addition and marketing over the past two years to sustainable income for farmers.
”The pace of transformation of the rural economy will be accelerated by the adoption of modern agricultural strategies and environmentally friendly technologies in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I am confident that with dedication and determination, students will change the face of agriculture and horticulture, which is the lifeblood of J&K’s economy,” he said at the 7th ceremony. ceremony of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology. (SKUAST) here.
The Lieutenant Governor commended the university for serving the nation by training young men and women in modern agriculture, science and technology, which will shape the destiny of the agricultural sector.
Congratulating graduating students, the Lieutenant Governor said the convocation is a stage in life where students step out into the real world from the academic comforts of college with special knowledge and skills.
Noting the steps taken by the UT government for more effective delivery of agriculture and related sector programs, he said our scientists, institutions and government machinery are constantly striving to modernize the agricultural sector to transform the lives of farmers and empower villages. sufficient. “Our goal is to build the capacity of farmers so that they can get better prices and act as facilitators of economic growth,” he added.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that J&K UT has made impressive progress in production, value addition and marketing over the past two years to ensure sustainable income for farmers. The UT administration has taken consistent steps to gradually convert rural areas into economic units and bridge the gap between villages and cities, Sinha noted. ”We have been successful in expanding local product branding, mechanization, high density planting, quality seeds, capacity building, GI labeling, banking facilities and micro-irrigation to provide maximum ‘benefits to our farming community,’ he added.
The Lieutenant Governor said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ground-breaking reforms have been undertaken in the agricultural sector.
”Today, the whole world looks to India with the hope of overcoming the agricultural challenges. Young scientists will spearhead the mission of a holistic approach and a pragmatic agenda to harness the enormous capabilities of the agricultural sector,” Sinha said.
He also said that promoting inclusive growth, ensuring food security and increasing J&K’s rural incomes are three important goals that we need to focus on as a priority. He urged young academics and agricultural scientists to devote their energies and the experiences gained at this university to the national goal of achieving inclusive growth and sustained progress.
”I assure all young students and Agri-entrepreneurs that the administration of UT will ensure all institutional support to realize your dreams. Right now we are providing support to about 500 entrepreneurial farmers, and next year it will be doubled,’ the Lieutenant Governor said.
He also conferred diplomas on graduates and medals on students.
Taking note of the female students who won the maximum medals during the convocation ceremony, Sinha congratulated them and called the growing representation of women in the agricultural sector a good sign for the whole fraternity and the nation.
This is the first time in the history of SKUAST-Jammu that the convocation took place over three days.
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