CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu organized an Awareness, Training and Seed Distribution Programme under CSIR Floriculture Mission in coordination with Agriculture Production Department, Udhampur and Reasi here today.The programme was organised under the patronage of Dr Zabeer Ahmed, Director CSIR IIIM Jammu, in which more than 330 participants including farmers and women Self Help Groups of NRLM from districts participated.
Saraf Singh Nag who was Chief Guest at the event informed that district Reasi offers huge scope and opportunities for commercial farming and skill based agri-entrepreneurship.
He appreciated the initiative launched by CSIR IIIM Jammu for the farmers of the UT that envisages increase in their income and livelihood generation through cultivation of commercial floricultural crops and expressed his gratitude to Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Science and Technology for his patronage in such initiatives of the Ministry. Dr Zabeer Ahmed in his address highlighted the achievements and impact of the various societal programmes being implemented by CSIR IIIM and informed that farmers of the region have immensely benefited from the CSIR Missions and technologies like Aroma Mission and Floriculture Mission.
Speaking at the event, Babila Rakwal who was guest of honour appreciated the outreach of the CSIR Floriculture Mission in hilly district of Reasi.
The event was attended by Dr Shahid Rasool, Nodal Scientist CSIR Floriculture Mission, Tejinder Singh Wazir, Member J&K Kisan Advisory Board, Harbans Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer, Reasi, officers of department of Agriculture, Floriculture and SKUAST Jammu.