Prof. J.P Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST Jammu threw light on the priority areas on which the Agriculture University is working. We are creating an enabling environment for startups and entrepreneurs, besides giving much attention to new research & technologies. More than 500 research papers have been received for the seminar which would contribute to policy decisions, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Hina Shafi Bhatt, VC, J&K Khadi & Village Industries Board said that the KVIB has forged a strong alliance with SKUAST for development and promotion of Agriculture, besides training people associated with the sector.
Dr Rajneesh Tyagi, General Secretary MOBILIZATION Society also spoke on the vision behind the National Seminar.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor felicitated the progressive farmers, innovative start-ups and outstanding achievers in the field of agriculture. He also released a souvenir for the conference, journals and books having treasures of knowledge gathered from across the country. Books on transforming Agriculture and adopting Smart Agriculture were also released.