A scientific advisory committee of local Krishi Vigyan Kendra of CSKHP Agriculture University conducted the meeting at Dhaulakuana in Sirmaur district.

Dr KK Katoch, Vice Chancellor, was heading the meeting, and he mentioned that KVK  is doing great work for popularising vegetable production and university will also guide the farmers for registration of ginger under geographic indicators.

Dr KK Katoch said the state was satisfied in the area of food crop production, but there is a need to focus on the production of pulses and oilseed crops. Polyhouse technology was a boon for the farmers in the state and the university also actively working to solve the queries associated with this type of farming.

CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University made the group of people who will repair damaged polyhouses. The Vice Chancellor said that university would conduct a seminar on natural farming in April to spread it and asked the following farmers to attend it.

In the meeting, he also discussed news programmes like soil health cards and requested the farmers to give accurate feedback to scientists so that they can work on the problems facing by the farmers.

Director of Extension Education, Dr Atul welcomed the useful suggestions by the progressive farmers.He told that the university would organise farmers’-scientist Congress in mid-March where they would share their success stories.

Director of Research, Dr SS Kanwar, acknowledged the good work of KVK and focus on the issues like water management by drip irrigation with cropping system to manage the problems of monkey menace, selling of farm produce, etc.

Vice Chancellor, also launched farmers’ page on the KVK’s website.