2-Day Regional Conference on Specialty Agriculture begins at SKUAST-Jammu

Jammu, Sept 21: A two day regional conference on “Specialty Agriculture in the context of Farm Economy of Himalayan Region” commenced from today at SKUAST-Jammu.
Around 315 delegates have registered for the conference which include around 150 members of the scientific community, 160 students along with industry corporate professionals throughout the country.
The conference is being organized by the Division of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management SKUAST-Jammu in collaboration with Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai.
In his inaugural address, Prof. J.P. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of the University who was the chief guest on the occasion congratulated the Division of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management for organizing this mega event.
Dr. Krishan Bir Choudhary, President, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj and guest of honour of the function discussed about the diverse agro-ecological conditions of Himalayan region and termed them as the treasure of knowledge and life supporter of the millions.
He appreciated the role of farm women in home making, agriculture and dairying and stressed upon the need that value added products of FPOs created by the SKUAST-Jammu should be promoted at the national and international level as they are in great demand.
Dr. H.R. Sharma, former Pro Vice Chancellor CUHP, Dharamshala and guest of honour gave a detailed overview of the activities of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics and its role in agriculture development. Dr. M. M. Jha, Director Central Sanskrit University, Jammu and special guest said that for sustainable agriculture development and livelihood, Indian Knowledge System based on Vedic traditions needs to be followed.
At the outset, Dr. Jyoti Kachroo, organizing secretary of the regional conference presented a welcome address.
First lady of the University Dr Sumati Sharma, former ADG, DRDO, Director Agriculture, Director Horticulture, Director Command Area Development, Director Sheep Husbandry, statutory officers of the University, staff members, students and media personnel were also present on the occasion.

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