SKUAST introduces new techniques to improve agri-sector in Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 24 (ANI): The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Kashmir have organized an exhibition-cum- science congress for the farmers to apprise them of new techniques in agriculture and horticulture.

"The main aim of this exhibition is to make latest technical innovations in agriculture, sericulture, animal husbandry and floriculture available to the farmers and to showcase the technical innovations from other countries so that the interaction takes place between both the countries," said Fayaz Bandey, one of the organizers.

During the Congress experts, farmers and residents were provided information about new seeds, breeds and equipment.

Showkat Hussain, an apple fruit grower said that such exhibitions should be organized in all the districts in time so that the farmers get the information about the new seeds ahead of the sowing season.

" such exhibitions should take place in all the districts and from March because the season starts from March so that the growers get the information about the new seeds," said Hussain.

Agriculture is the backbone of Kashmir economy because eighty percent people depend on this sector for their livelihood. By Afzal Bhat(ANI)

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