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JAMMU: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu is organizing five day long Kisan Mela from March 16 to 20, 2021 at its Main Campus, Chatha.Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and Chief Patron of the Kissan Mela, Prof. J.P. Sharma, during interaction with Media informed that the theme of the Mela is “Self Sufficient Agriculture- Self reliant India”. He said that the Kisan Mela would focus on demonstration of the transferable technologies developed by the university to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability in the Jammu region. The highlights of the mela will be on exhibition of proven and advanced techniques to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability in the agriculture sector.Recently released twelve new crop varieties by the university viz; three of Basmati rice (Jammu basmati 118, Jammu basmati 123 and Jammu basmati 138); two of lentil (Jammu lentil 71 and Jammu lentil 144) and one each of Lobia (Jammu Lobia Super 60), Rajmash (Bhaderwah Rajmash BR 104), Radish (Jammu Radish 45/CR 45), Broad bean (Jammu Broad bean 1), Tomato (Jammu Cherry Tomato 1), Wlalnut (Variety Bhushan) and pecan nut (SJPP-25) will be also a main attraction of the Mela. Moreover the mela will be available live on virtual platforms. On the occasion exhibition depicting latest technologies such as Hydroponics, Integrated farming system, improved Farm Machinery, Irrigation systems, exotic vegetables related to farmer welfare will also laid by SKUAST-Jammu, Department of Agriculture & other allied departments, Mobile Soil testing Lab, entrepreneurs, progressive farmers, IFFCO and other public and private companies.
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