The government of Jammu and Kashmir in the past few months especially during this summer season has been working overnight on the ground to make the changes visible.
In this direction a lot of projects were inaugurated while a timeline has been set for many prestigious projects to be completed within the stimulated time.
Recently lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated the new Boys Hostel of the Faculty of Forestry worth 5.30 crore rupees and laid stones of Mini-Watershed Project costing 10 crore rupees, Trainees Hostel at 3.80 crore rupees and Academic Block costing 8 crore rupees at SKUAST-Kashmir campus, Benhama in Ganderbal district.
On the occasion, he felicitated the progressive farmers and handed over cheques of 5000 rupees each to 10 awardees of ‘Champion Farmer Award’. He also released 7 publications of Agriculture and Forestry.
Speaking on the occasion, he observed that the progressive and future-oriented approach of the government has brought about visible changes in the agro-forestry situation in J-K, leading to the improved productivity, profitability and employability in the said sector.
He appreciated the collective efforts put in by the VC, SKUAST-K and his team for producing human resources in Agriculture and allied disciplines, developing technologies for solving farmer’s problems in agriculture and allied sciences, besides taking the Lab innovations to the Field in a bid to substantially increase the farmer’s income.