A two-day training program on organic farming for lead resource persons (LRPs) of organic clusters under PrampragatKrishiVikasYogna (PKVY) was organized here at KrishiBhawan, TalabTillo, Jammu on Monday.
The programme was inaugurated by director agriculture, Jammu HK Razdan.
Speaking on the occasion, Razdan said that this is first initiative of its kind in which participants will get the opportunity to learn all the aspects of organic farming. He advised them to update their technical and scientific know how including latest guidelines regarding participatory guarantee system (PGS), handling of web portal and consequent implementation of same in the field. He said that the main objective of establishing the organic clusters include promotion of pesticide residue free commercial organic production that will contribute to improve the health of consumer and raise farmer’s income and create potential market for traders.
“It will motivate the farmers for natural resource mobilization for input production,” he said. Joint directorate of agriculture extension, BuleshZutshi, apprised that the purpose of the training is to educate the LRPs to speed up the ground level activities in the organic clusters, clarify the doubts and receiving first hand feedback from the participants from all districts of the Jammu division.
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