Radio station being set up for villagers in J&K

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Srinagar, Sep 26 (UNI) For quick and proper dissemination of agricultural technologies to the remotest areas in Jammu and Kashmir, a project for setting up community radio station here at a cost of Rs 2 crore has been prepared with the help of Radio Kashmir authorities.

The proposal was sought by Centre for Agriculture and Rural development, government of India and is under their active consideration.

This information was given during a workshop organised by Zonal Unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) held at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural, Science and Technology (SKUAST) here today.

During the deliberations it was also said that a new Project- Agriculture Technology Management Agency, which was earlier sanctioned for four districts in 2005-06 was now extended to all districts of the valley with an outlay of Rs 6.5 crore.

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof Anwar Alam, Vice Chancellor of SKUAST.

During the workshop district-wise extension training of dissemination of agricultural technology, innovative research and on farm trials were assessed in detail.

Prof Alam stressed the need for raising the agricultural productivity in the State.

It was revealed that 3,880 farmers were reached through front-line demonstrations while as 1,875 trainings were conducted which benefited 41,000 farmers.

UNI

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