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REASI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu organised one day workshop on conservation of petroleum products here at Sirla village in Reasi district of J&K.Number of farmers of the village participated in the programme. All the SOPs were strictly followed while conducting the programme. The programme was sponsored by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Govt. of India). Major objective of the workshop was to create awareness among the farmers on petroleum conservation in agriculture.The programme was organized under the guidance of Director Extension of SKUAST-J, Dr.SK Gupta. The event was inaugurated by Sr. Scientist and Head KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal. He briefed the participants about the importance of the programme. He elaborated the petroleum products conservation techniques in agriculture to enhance the income of the farmers. He emphasized on the judicious use of petroleum products so that the durability of the farm machineries can be increased and ultimately the income of the farmers can be enhanced.Dr. Sanjay Kaushal, Scientist spoke on various aspects of fuel conservation and urged farmers for the maximum fuel conservation in agriculture so that their income can be increased. He also spoke on the efficient management of farm machineries for the betterment of farmers’ economy. He highlighted the efforts of PCRA in collaboration with KVKs to create awareness among the farmers on fuel conservation.Dr.Suja Nabi Qureshi, Scientist spoke on the water pumps and their efficient use specifically by the orchardists. He also discussed on the efficient water management techniques. Dr.Lalit Updhayay, Scientist, Dr. Arvinder Kumar, Farm Manager and Karan Dev Singh, Agriculture Extension Officer were also present during the programme.Farmers showed keen interest during the programme and thanked KVK, Reasi for organization of such innovative programmes. During the programme entertainment-cum-education film show was also organized for the farmers which was keenly viewed by the farmers. Literature regarding the petroleum conservation techniques was also distributed among the participants.Various quarries regarding the petroleum conservation were raised by the farmers during the programme which were answered satisfactorily by the scientists. The programme was concluded by Dr.Sanjay Kaushal and assisted by Sh.Manohar Lal with formal vote of thanks.
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