KVK Ganderbal showcased Drone Technology & organized series of events under Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) for promoting awareness among local population
Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ganderbal organised series of awareness programmes/workshops/campaigns under Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) from 20th May to 5th June 2023 in the district. The aim of the events was to promote awareness about Mission LiFE among farmers, students, rural youth and local masses of the District Ganderbal.
Awareness regarding sophisticated drone technology interventions in Agriculture & Allied sectors was demonstrated for the benefit of farmers and agri-preneurs on 29th & 31st May 2023 by Scientists of the KVK. Dr. Farooq Ahmad Ahanger, SMS KVK Ganderbal gave a comprehensive overview and thorough practical demonstration to trainees about application of drones in agriculture and allied sector with an emphasis on reduction in use of chemicals & fertilizers for preventing environmental degradation.
On 30th May 2023, Awareness programme on Promotion of Climate Resilient Poultry breeds (Keystone Golden, Australop) was organised at the KVK campus. The participants were made aware about brood management, health management & maintenance of environment to prevent climate related stress and mitigating climate change in poultry by Dr. Shaheen Farooq, SMS Animal Science. Kisan Goshtis were organised at Repora Ganderbal on the theme ‘Promotion of Climate Resilient Seeds’. Dr. Rafiya Munshi, SMS KVK Ganderbal described that climate resilient seeds can withstand extreme environmental conditions like drought & flooding and are high yielding and nutritious.
World Environment Day was celebrated on 5th June, 2023 at KVK campus in collaboration with Boys High School, Khalmulla. On the occasion, Dr. Ishfaq Abidi, Senior Scientist & Head KVK Ganderbal highlighted the importance of Environment for healthy living and existence of life on the Planet and signified the need of protecting the Environment to ensure sustainability of resources. Debate, quiz and painting competitions were organised to motivate & encourage the students to understand the threats faced by the ecosystems. Exemplary students were felicitated with prizes. A plantation drive was also organised in which the KVK staff & students planted trees in the KVK campus. More than seventy students participated in the event with zeal & fervour. The events during the programme were cohesively carried out by the scientists of KVK Ganderbal for which good feedback was received.