POONCH : As part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Poonch, in association with ATMA, Department of Agriculture, organized one day Kisan Mela here under “Kisan Bagidhari Pratmikta Hamari” campaign on its campus premises Quazi Mohra.

The programme was attended by over 450 farmers and officers of allied Departments watched the live launch of countrywide programme by the Union Agriculture Minister, Narinder Singh Tommer. Union Minister interacted with the farmers and informed them about the various state & Central Government Schemes.

In his welcome address, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Poonch, Dr. Ajay Gupta said that the Mela is being conducted across the country as part of Kisan Bagidhari Pratmikta Hamari campaign which is being celebrated from April 25 to April 30.

He highlighted the contribution of KVKs in the Extension and Development of the farming community.

While emphasizing of the need and scope of natural farming, he discussed in detail the importance of Natural Farming during this modern technological practices.

Scientist Horticulture, Dr. Muzafar Mir highlighted the importance of Horticulture in District Poonch with emphasis on Ultra High density of Apple, pecan nut, walnut and other fruit crops.

An Interaction session was also held during which scientists replied to the queries of farmers.

Resources persons from allied departments also had healthy and constructive interaction with farmers about various farm sectors.

Programme Officer All India Radio, Anjana Badyal; Prof. Fateh Mohammad Abassi and Dy. Registrar Cooperatives Vishal Deep Chandan also felicitated the progressive and innovative farmers, Extension workers from Line Departments on this occasion.

On this occasion, KVK Poonch, Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative Department also displayed exhibition stalls.

At the end of the Kissan Mela Dr. Sudhir Singh Jamwal presented vote of thanks.