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Jammu Agriculture Department stall wins first prize in Jhiri Mela

JAMMU: Department of Agriculture, Jammu was awarded the first prize for its display of different activities in exhibition stalls established during the Historic Jhiri Mela, 2022.

Director Agriculture Jammu, K.K. Sharma received the prize from Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Shri Manoj Sinha at Jhiri.

Jhiri Mela is organised every year to pay homage to Shri Bawa Jitto (Baba Jit Mal Dev ji Maharaj) – a legendary saint farmer of the area who made supreme sacrifice about 650 years ago for rights and justice of the farmers.

Exhibition Stalls established by the Department of Agriculture, Jammu was remained the main attraction for farmers from the very first day of Annual Jhiri Fair. Progressive farmers were also felicitated on the occasion for appreciable work in the field of Agriculture.

Exhibits of different wings of the Department like Vegetable Improvement Scheme, Mushroom Development, Seed Certification, Soil Testing Laboratory, Seed testing Laboratory, Plant Health Clinic, Floriculture, Soil Survey, Agriculture Workshop etc. were displayed through the stalls to generate awareness among the farmers regarding modern agricultural technology and to educate them on improved input usage. Various services such as soil testing, crop disease diagnosis and management, Kissan Credit Cards, PM-KISAN etc are also being provided in the Mela to the farmers.

More than 200 live exhibits of paddy, maize, exotic vegetables, mushroom and sugarcane crop brought by the farmers of different places were displayed to the public in the mela.

Prizes were also given to 66 farmers for best exhibits out of which 24 consisted of Ist prize, 18 IInd and 09 3rd besides 15 consolation prizes. More than 5 lakh farmers participated in the mela from J&K and adjoining states.

Joint Director (Extension), Chief Agriculture Officer, Jammu, SDAO Marh and other officers were also present.

 

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