SKUAST-J, organizes daylong programme on climate change

 Jammu & Kashmir: Sher-e-Kashmir, University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu conducted “One day farmers awareness programme on climate Change” at Mahl Shah (Ramgarh) of District Samba today. The awareness camp was organised by All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro meteorology under AICRPAM-NICRA project in order to make awareness, among the farmers of boarder area of district Samba, about climate change and its impact on agriculture and its allied field. In this programme about 146 farmers from nearby villages have participated. Dr. Sanjay Koushal welcomed the participants and briefed about the programme. Dr. M.K.Khushu, Chief Scientist & Head, Agrometeorology explained the objectives of this awareness programme. He said that the agriculture provides a sizeable contribution to green house gases to be driving force in climate change. Jammu and Kashmir state has reasons to be concerned about climate change because the temperature  has shown increased trend in the region .The rainfall pattern is also shifted. He stressed upon to adapt various agricultural practices which could able to mitigate climate change. Various other  scientist namely Dr.M.K.Pandey, Jr.Scientist, Division of Plant Breeding, Dr. Vivak Manohar Arya, Asstt.Prof, Division of Soil Science, Kuldeep Srivastava, Asstt. Prof, Division of Entomology, Dr.B.R.Bazaya, Asst.Prof, Agronomy, Mr. Vikas Gupta Jr. Scientist, Agronomy and Dr.Charu Sharma,SRF delivered the valuable talk on the concerned subject. Sh. Prem Nath, Sarpanch and Smt. Santosh Kumari, Panch of the village also participate the programme.