VC SKUAST-Jammu launches Organic Turmeric Project

Jammu: Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Jammu, Prof. J.P. Sharma today virtually launched Dakshyani turmeric project in the presence of Dr. Jag Paul Sharma, Director Research; Dr. S.K. Gupta, Director Extension; Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman Kisan Gurukul and Sanjeev Kumar, President Sahara Jagrati Manch.

The project has been conceived by Kisan Gurukul (KG) and Sahara Jagarati Manch (SJM) under the technical guidance of SKUAST-JAMMU.

It is worth to mention that, under the project, 100 tonnes of Rajindera seed of turmeric will be distributed free of cost to more than 25000 farm women. The project is aimed at strengthening the socio-economic status of farm women in Jammu region. Besides, production of quality organic turmeric, seed will also be ensured for marketing in other areas. The technical support will be provided by SKUAST-JAMMU to grow turmeric using techniques involved in soil less farming.

On the occasion, Dhaliwal expressed gratitude and conveyed thanks to the Vice Chancellor for launching the project and boosting the morale of farm women in adopting new technologies for their socio-economic upliftment. The programme was also attended by Baldev, Fresh Lives, Jimi and Varinder Pal, Uttar Pradesh Chief, Dakshyani Project.


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