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Use scientists’ research work for next Green Revolution: Governor

Use scientists’ research work for next Green Revolution: Governor
Governor NN Vohra inaugurates Baba Jitto auditorium in Jammu on Thursday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Jammu, December 7

Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Science and Technology, Jammu (SKUAST-J), inaugurated the annual group monitoring workshop of Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem-Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking (TIME-LEARN) Programme, organised on the university campus, here today.

Earlier, the Governor inaugurated the newly constructed Baba Jitto auditorium, SKUAST-J, which has a seating capacity of more than 900 persons. He took a round of the complex and viewed the well-equipped facilities in the auditorium. A documentary about the various activities and programmes being run by the university was screened in the auditorium. The Governor also planted a sapling on the premises.

Highlighting the vital importance of technological intervention for enhancing production and productivity in agriculture and its allied sectors, the Governor observed that the transfer of technology was of vital importance for bringing transformational change in the agricultural scenario in rural India. He lauded the efforts of the TIME-LEARN Programme in making farmers prosper through various technological innovations in Uttarakhand, J&K and Himachal Pradesh.

Appreciating the past contributions of Anil P Joshi, HESCO founder, the Governor noted that several approaches suggested by him were proving beneficial for improving the farmers’ standard of living. He also lauded the work done by Tej Pratap as Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir.

Vohra advised that various technological innovations which were of local relevance in agriculture and its allied sectors should be produced on an adequate scale for distribution in the villages. He observed that a time-frame needs to be adhered to for affecting the revolutionary changes in agriculture and its allied sectors as the challenges of climate change, growing population and food grain deficiency was an area, which calls for focused and time-bound interventions. He emphasised the need for a cohesive approach being followed between various stakeholders in agriculture and its allied sectors for meeting the arising challenges.

The Governor noted that the good work being done by the scientists requires to be readily applicable in the fields and thus helping in bringing about the second Green Revolution.

The Governor urged that a regular programme of monitoring, feedback and review must be followed for ensuring the success of all technological interventions.

TIME-LEARN Programme

Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem-Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking (TIME-LEARN) Programme is a joint initiative of the Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi; Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation (HESCO), Dehradun; and Wild Life Institute of India, Dehradun; for addressing the environmental conservation and the sustainable development of mountain ecosystem.

Auditorium inaugurated

  • Governor NN Vohra inaugurated the newly constructed Baba Jitto auditorium at Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Science and Technology, Jammu
  • It has a seating capacity of more than 900 persons
  • Vohra took a round of the complex and viewed the well-equipped facilities in the auditorium and  planted a sapling on the premises
  • A documentary about the various activities and programmes being run by the university was screened in the auditorium 

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