University of Horticulture and Forestry conducted 247 trainings last year

Apr 01, 2018 16:04 | Feature & Viewpoint

Dharamshasla (Arvind Sharma ) 01/04/18

Over the years, the Directorate of Extension Education (DEE) at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has conducted 247 training camps for 11000 farmers of Himachal  in its 242 working days . Informing this Suchet Attri ,Public Relations Officer,Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni said,”Out of the total, 86 trainings were conducted at the headquarters itself while the remaining were held at the different Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Regional Horticultural Research and Training stations of the University located in different districts of the state.”

He further added that the DEE is not only catering to the training needs of Himachal farmers, but also conducted 18 camps for agriculturalists from outside the state including Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir. The trainings covered topics related to cultivation of vegetable, fruits, mushroom, floriculture, medicinal plants, beekeeping and post-harvest technology.

Appreciating the efforts of the scientists and extension workers of the University for the Achievement, Dr Vijay Singh Thakur, UHF’s Director of Extension Education said, “The past year has been really fruitful and we have been successful in providing training on the agricultural and horticultural needs of the farmers from all districts of the state.”

He added that the directorate also conducted 57 exposure tours. The KVKs and the DEE were also involved in celebrating various national events like the National Women Farmers Day, Nutrition Day, Krishi Unnanti Divas etc and helped in the promotion of various self-help groups. Thirty-six technical books were also published by the Directorate in the past year and were distributed to the participants of different camps. 

He added ,”a state-level Kisan Mela under the ‘farmer first’ initiative was held at Karsog in the month of March and was attended by more than 500 farmers. The scientists of the university interacted with the farmers and provided information about the various government schemes like Soil Health card etc at these events.”